increasing need caused by developing era demanded the global society to enhance
their human resources quality in order to compete to the other countries. In responding
this situation, the role of communication had become a part that could not be
separated from this condition. As English had become very powerful language in the
world, it became one of international languages, most global community used English
as a media of communication with another.Mohammad Reza Talebinezhad & Mohammad Aliakbari (2007) said that English
as an International Language referred to the use of English by people of different
nations in order to communicate with one another.
the important of English in communication, it was not something difficult to
see that the language was frequently used either to formal or informal places
such as foreign companies, embassy office,tourism sector and many other places. Different from Singapore, Bangkok,
India, they put English as
their second language as their language communication while Indonesia put
English as its foreign language. It was used as an instrument of utilizing
modern sciences and technology for national development and it was also used as
a mean of communication when Indonesian wanted to communicate to people from
overseas. No doubt that only few Indonesians mastered of it, most of them
tended to ignore it, they used to think that foreign language was
not something useful for their daily life and learned of it would only waste of time.
nowadays, the assumption was gradually scraped off by the developing era that
demandedthe society to be more
competitive and to be able to enhance their human resources quality. Therefore,
the role of English was needed to face the era of globalization, where it would
be many new things happened in our nation. Since English recently was treated
as foreign and important language for Indonesian, it had a major portion in
Indonesian educational system and became a compulsory subject to studyeither in junior or senior high schools in
today’s Indonesian educational system.
Schutz (2007) said that English in its role as a global language that it had
become one of themost important
academic and professional tools. The English language was recognized as
undoubtedly the most important language for the increasingly mobile
international community to learn. This was a fact that seemed to be
irreversible. English had become the official language of the business and scientific
worlds. The massive trend of learning English was not without a reason. The development
of the country’s economy, science and technologythat tended to be influenced by many English
speaking countries had put people who understood English in more advantageous
position, especially in job finding. Many Indonesian people started to believe
that English would help them so much in finding a job than those who did not.
the most important foreign language in Indonesia, English became one of the
compulsory subjects taught in junior high school, senior high school and some????????????