Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020)

Do I have Intercultural Competence as Language Learning Outcomes? Cultural-Self Awareness in Indonesian-Japanese Workplace

Authors
Vera Yulianti, Ilza Mayuni, Liliana Muliastuti
Corresponding Author
Vera Yulianti
Available Online 22 October 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.046How to use a DOI?
Keywords
intercultural competence, Japanese language learning, graduate, workplace
Abstract

The international companies require the employees to have intercultural competence as one of the competencies. Foreign language learners should acquire this competency from higher education institutions, as well as the linguistic ability itself. However, the foreign language learning curriculum tends to neglect this importance, yet not mentioned in the stages of the learner’s and user’s needs analysis, learning objectives setting, and in the learning outcomes assessment. Therefore, this pilot study aims to evaluate the intercultural competence of Japanese studies alumni who work in Japanese companies in Jakarta, Indonesia. This study is expected to provide valuable feedback for the Japanese language and culture curriculum used in local universities. Qualitative research methods were conducted through personal-written reflection, depth-in interview, and job interview simulation to assess components of intercultural competence. The participants were sojourn-experienced and inexperienced alumni who recently work at Japanese companies in Jakarta. The findings reveal that participants’ deeper self-knowledge as a critical component of the intercultural competence attained mostly throughout their working experience instead of as the learning outcomes in university. Besides, they claim the religious difference as the challenging aspect of culture that they have to overcome in the Indonesia-Japanese workplace environment, although they are working in their own country. Results also indicate that there should be more efforts to integrate intercultural competence into the Japanese language and culture learning curriculum in local universities.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Brawijaya International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Technology (BICMST 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
22 October 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-263-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201021.046How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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