HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journalvol. 4 no. 1 (2017)

Teaching Indonesian for Immigrants in Kupang

Januar Jemy Tell | Serlinia Rambu Anawoli



Second language acquisition (SLA) is the study on how learners create a new language system with only limited exposure to a second language. Also, SLA can be viewed from the two perspectives such as: First, a study of individual or group who learns a language; Second, a study on the process of learning the second language by an individual. This study aimed to find the teaching of Indonesian for immigrants in Kupang. It was conducted in Kupang, and the data were collected from two teachers selected as key informants. The researcher collected the data by using Techniques observation and interview. The result shows that the teaching Indonesian runs plainly. It is caused by three major things namely time allocation, lack of encouraging materials and less frequency and duration of teaching. The result also reveals that the social interaction made by immigrants is hampered by limited contact with native speakers of Indonesian whether in or out rudenim.