Learning the Indonesian Language: A Fact from International Students
Gde ArtawanStudy Program of Indonesian Language and Literature Education, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Singaraja, Indonesia.
I Made SuartaStudy Program of Indonesian and Local Language education, Universitas PGRI Mahadewa Indonesia, Denpasar, Indonesia
This study aims to understand the difficulties encountered by overseas students interacting with the Indonesian people and desiring to learn the Indonesian languages. It is commonly known that learning a foreign language is not simple for anyone, regardless of origin. This study is based on quantitative data acquired from the target demographic of international students in Indonesia via a Likert scale questionnaire. The sample size was 650, with a response rate of 50% predicted. The study suggests that learning methodologies, learner motivation, and learner traits play a vital role in international students’ acquisition of the Indonesian language. This study has substantial consequences for all parties involved in acquiring the Indonesian language. The implications of this study will assist international students in comprehending the many dynamics and developing strategies for efficiently learning the Indonesian language.