A Review of The Thesis Entitled The Role of Bahasa Indonesia in The English As A Foreign Language Classrooms (A Descriptive Study at LB LIA Buah Batu

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Reviewing the thesis entitled The Role of Bahasa Indonesia in The English As A Foreign Language Classrooms (A Descriptive Study at LB LIA Buah Batu Bandung) presents an insightful opportunity to comprehend the interaction between Bahasa Indonesia (L1) and English (L2) in teaching and learning processes. The review is focused on two chapters, mainly chapter 1 (the introduction) and chapter 3 (research methodology), as the two chapters encapsulate the crucial blueprint of the research. By means of the two chapters’ analysis, the rigor of the study is sought through the agreement of both chapters. As far as this study concerns, despite several inconsistencies and lack of justifications, this study serves well in describing the role of L1 in …show more content…
the limitation of the study. It is not mentioned what level of Bahasa Indonesia that is accounted for, either linguistically or in terms of usage. In other words, it is not clear whether the investigated use of Bahasa Indonesia in the classroom is in the level of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax or it is formal or informal or all of the aforementioned. The fact that the limitation of the study is not stated makes the introduction less focused. The background of the study covers the content words of the title and presents brief overview of the issues on the use of Bahasa Indonesia in EFL classrooms and the reasons to conduct the study. Interestingly, the background is rock solid as it presents the pros and the cons of using L1 in L2 classrooms. The pros and cons are also supported by previous relevant studies. They include the factors related to the use of L1 from the teacher’s side, the students’ side, as well as the interplay of the teacher-student factors. The interplay provides student-based considerations on the teacher’s use of L1, namely the students’ previous experiences, the students’ level, the stage of the course, the stage of individual lesson, to explain the difficult words, grammar and structure, or to provide instructions, the students’ social and psychological factors. In addition, the author also mentions the teacher’s background knowledge on the issue of the use of L1. Thus, it is fair to say that the background of the study is

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