Representasi Budaya dalam Tulisan Mahasiswa Asing Program Darmasiswa di IKIP Budi Utomo Malang
The Indonesian language specifically studied by foreigners is known as the Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) program. One of the BIPA programs organized by the government by involving various universities in Indonesia is the Darmasiwa Program. One of the universities involved in the Darmasiswa Program is IKIP Budi Utomo Malang. The purpose of this study was to describe the cultural representation in the writings of foreign students of the Darmasiswa Program seen from (1) word selection, (2) sentence structure, and (3) sentence patterns. Research on Cultural Representation in Foreign Students' Writings from the Darmasiswa Program at IKIP Budi Utomo Malang is a type of qualitative research. The results of this study include (1) the culture of the country of origin and the first language of foreign students affect the form of the sentences they write, it is found that word forms that are not commonly used by native Indonesian speakers are used by foreign students in composing sentences because of the influence of their first language; (2) sentences composed by foreign students are mostly single and compound sentences equivalent, this is in accordance with the level of Indonesian language skills of foreign students who are still at the beginner level; and (3) found 95 different sentence patterns in the writings of foreign students of the Darmasiswa Program, but there are only 17 sentence patterns that often appear considering the limited Indonesian language skills of foreign students.
Keywords: culture, written discourse, BIPA, Darmasiswa