English as a Lingua Franca Awareness of the Pre-service English Teachers in Assessing Students’ Speaking Assignment

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Keywords: ELF, Pre-service, Awareness, English Teacher

Abstract

The permeating use of English promotes a contact language among people from multicultural backgrounds called English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Pre-service English teachers going to the teaching practice thus need to be aware of ELF trends to engage with their students in the classroom. This study seeks to explore the ELF awareness of the pre-service English teachers in assessing the students' speaking assessment. Twenty pre-service teachers from three geographically different universities were recruited. They were asked to establish the speaking rubrics assessment based on the given video and were invited to Forum Group Discussion (FGD) for their underlying reasons for scoring. The results indicated that University A developed ELF awareness as they demonstrated open-mindedness, tolerance, less value on errors, and emphasis on intelligibility both personally and professionally. Meanwhile, Universities B and C openly state that Native speakers’ English is the only proper English, and any other use beyond it is a defect. The discussion suggests that the different geographical locations may cause different exposures to speakers of English. The study suggests that pre-service English teachers actively explore the ongoing trend in English Language Teaching with the Faculty of Education to provide continuous support in the process.

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Author Biographies

Komilie Situmorang, Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang 15811

KOMILE SITUMORANG is an English Lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan. Her research interests include English as a Medium of Instruction, English as Lingua Franca, and Pragmatic in Language Use.

Dwi Yulianto Nugroho, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leeds, LS2 3AR

DWI YULIANTO NUGROHO is a Ph.D. student at the School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leeds. His research interests include Task-based Language Teaching, Technology Enhanced Language Learning, and English Specific Purpose.

Santa Maya Pramusita, Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang 15811

SANTA MAYA PRAMUSITA is an English Lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan. Her research interests include Educational Psychology, Discourse Analysis, and Technology Enhanced Language Learning.

Michael Recard Sihombing, Teachers College, Faculty of Education, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang 15811

MICHAEL RECARD SIHOMBING is a Lecturer in the Teacher College, Universitas Pelita Harapan. His research interest includes Teacher Education and Technology Enhanced Language Learning.

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Published
2023-05-29
How to Cite
Situmorang, K., Nugroho, D. Y., Pramusita, S. M., & Sihombing, M. R. (2023). English as a Lingua Franca Awareness of the Pre-service English Teachers in Assessing Students’ Speaking Assignment. OKARA: Jurnal Bahasa Dan Sastra, 17(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.19105/ojbs.v17i1.7096