Developing a Task-Based Syllabus for Teaching Bahasa Indonesia to Foreigners: A1 Level of Common European Framework Reference
AbstractThis research developed a Task-Based Syllabus for Teaching Bahasa Indonesia to Foreigners (TBSTBIF) aimed at producing a task-based syllabus product as a basis for teaching bahasa Indonesia to foreigners in the basic level with the framework from Common European Framework Reference (CEFR). The development of this TBSTBIF product was carried out through four stages, including review of literatures, create need analysis instruments, factual findings, and environment observation. In the stage of production, the researcher conducted a series of activities such as conducting need analysis, determination of the learning objectives, create and select learning tasks, identify enabling skills, Sequence and integrate tasks, activity and exercise, and formulate the syllabus. In the stage of field testing and revisions, the researcher conducted a continuum evaluations and revisions on weekly basis. Prior to the application of the product, the product was evaluated by the content experts then it was applied by teachers, evaluated and revised continuously by the researcher at every end of week one, week two, and week three. In the stage of implementation and dissemination, after being validated and recommended as a final product by the content experts, the researcher implemented the product of TBSTBIF in the institution where the researcher did the research, shared it to syllabus designers and teachers of bahasa Indonesia for foreigners to be used as an alternative syllabus and as a basis for developing materials and lesson plans. The data from the content experts and field-testing were collected by means of questionnaires, small group discussion, and test and documents analysis then later were analyzed descriptively. The results show that the developed Task-Based Syllabus for Teaching Bahasa Indonesia to Foreigners (TBSTBIF) from the aspect of content quality can be categorized as "Very Good" based on a total mean score by 3.55 on a 4 to 1 Likert scale. The aspect of instructional and achievement are by 3, 85. The results of feedback from teachers on the first week of application of the product are on a total mean score by 3.6, on the second week by 3.6, and on the third week by 3.7. The results of pre-test and post-test and document analysis of students' essay tasks, presentations and attendance and participation show that all students get a score ≥ 86.5, which means “very special” based on the assessment scheme of 1 to 100 score. Therefore, it can be concluded that the developed TBSTBIF is effective for the teaching bahasa Indonesia to foreigners at a beginner level class.
Hariro, Zamzam (2012) Developing a Task-Based Syllabus for Teaching Bahasa Indonesia to Foreigners: A1 Level of Common European Framework Reference. S2 thesis, UNY.