Indonesian Pre-Service Teachers’ Intercultural Awareness in Short-Term International Experience: A Narrative Inquiry

Nur Amanah Santoso, Nur Arifah Drajati, Teguh Sarosa


English has become a medium of intercultural communication used by speakers of different linguacultures (linguistic and cultural background) as a result of the increasing globalization. In accommodating this, knowledge in the ELT classroom should be supplemented by an understanding of the sociocultural context in which communication takes place. With the ever-increasing needs in language learning, the institutions should prepare the pre-service teachers accordingly. This study aims to narrate the pre-service teachers' level of ICA during the STIE program. The participants in this study were two female pre-service teachers majoring in English Education of a university in Indonesia who were in their eight-term. The participants interned in Thailand and Australia for a month, respectively. This study used narrative inquiry as a method. An in-depth interview was conducted to collect the data. The results indicate that the pre-service teachers had developed all of the levels of ICAs but not all of the components.


intercultural awareness;pre-service teacher;short-term international experience

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