Frequent question: What is the status of English in Indonesia?

In Indonesia, although English has no wide use in society, is not used as a medium of communication in official domains like government, the law courts, and the education system, and is not accorded any special status in the country’s language legislation, it is still seen as a priority, as the most important of the …

What roles or functions is English expected to play in Indonesia today?

In Indonesian context, Lauder (2008) adds important functions of English, those are (1) as a means of international communication in almost all aspects of life, (2) as a medium for accessing new scientific and technological knowledge, (3) as vocabulary sources for the development and modernization of Indonesia and (4) …

Is Indonesia good in English?

It is a very general question when referring to ‘Indonesians’ but as a whole those who are given the right environment usually learn English very well, I have seen in general the Indonesian tongue and mind is very well suited for English, usually well trained Indonesians have a lovely accent and if they are of the …

Does Indonesia use British or American English?

Indonesian mostly use US spelling. Indonesian are heavily influenced from the Hollywood movies and the American culture. The benchmark for English capability still use TOEFL which is a very North American English. British English mostly used by learning institution that offer program of education in England.

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Why should the Indonesian students learn English?

For Indonesian students themselves, one of the greatest advantages of mastering English that you can get more and more information than those who have not studied English. This encouragement to get accurate information faster is one of the main motivations to learn English.

Which language is spoken most in world?

English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest. Mandarin Chinese is the largest language in the world when counting only first language (native) speakers.

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