An Analysis of the English Speaking and Writing Skill Level of Tour Guides in Trenggalek’s Tourist Villages

  • Dwi Wahyuningtyas UPN Veteran Jawa Timur
  • Wahyu Kyestiati Sumarno UPN Veteran Jawa Timur
  • Ria Arista Asih Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang
  • Fathika Endriana UPN Veteran Jawa Timur
  • Khofiatul Rosdiana Windiarti UPN Veteran Jawa Timur
  • Naajihah Mafruudloh Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan
Keywords: English, Speaking, Writing, tour guide, tourist villages

Abstract

Tourist village has been one of the main focuses of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy right now. Indonesian government is targeting 3000 tourist villages in Indonesia, and some areas may start developing its tourist villages, one of which is Trenggalek, a small regency that is located in East Java. Trenggalek is targeting 100 tourist villages by 2024. One of the most important supporting components in tourist villages is tour guide. In other words, the role of tour guide is inseparable from the existence of tourist villages. To fulfill their duties, a tour guide must master some skills, one of which is English skill. A tour guide is required to comprehend four English skills, especially productive skills; speaking and writing. In Trenggalek, some tour guides are in charge of tourist villages. However, most of them have not joined English training programs. Their English skill level has also not been analysis or mapped. This study then initiates the analysis of English skill level of tour guides in tourist villages in Trenggalek. The study employs qualitative descriptive research to find the data. The findings reveal that there are some levels of both speaking and writing skill. However, speaking skill levels are more diverse compared to the writing ones.

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Published
2022-10-18
How to Cite
Wahyuningtyas, D., Sumarno, W., Asih, R., Endriana, F., Windiarti, K., & Mafruudloh, N. (2022). An Analysis of the English Speaking and Writing Skill Level of Tour Guides in Trenggalek’s Tourist Villages. Journey: Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 5(2), 293–303. https://doi.org/10.33503/journey.v5i2.2079
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