The Application of Speaking Skills to Local Tour Guides in the Development of Community Based Tourism in Uitiuh Tuan Village, South Semau District, Kupang Regency
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This research is entitled the application of speaking skills to local tour guides in the development of community-based tourism in Uitiuh Tuan village, South Semau District, Kupang Regency. The aims of this research are 1) To find out the extent of mastery of speaking skills by the local tour guides, 2) Which of the four indicators is the most difficult for local tour guides to implement? And 3) What are the obstacles faced by local tour guides related to the application of these speaking skills? The research method used in this research is descriptive qualitative with one of the data collection techniques is in-depth interview. The results of this study indicated that local tour guides in Uitiuh Tuan village are still not fully able to master speaking skills properly and correctly, especially for indicators of fluency. This was triggered because of the lack of vocabulary mastery by the tour guides; some even resorted to using the dictionary application on their cellphones when communicating with foreign guests/tourists. This is certainly very disturbing the comfort of tourists and even guests who complain about it. This lack of vocabulary mastery causes them to be less fluent in speaking. For example, when a guest asked about the object or culture of life of the local community, the tour guide was difficult to explain according to the guest/tourist question. In addition to the lack of vocabulary mastery, the use of grammar is also one of the obstacles. Even though guests/tourists may not think that grammar is important, some tour guides feel hesitant or lack confidence to speak in English because they afraid that the grammar is wrong or not quite right. In connection with the factors mentioned above, the head of the Pokdarwis plans to hold regular training related to English capacity, especially in the form of increasing speaking skills in accordance with the components of speaking skills by tour guides which will ultimately lead to improving tourism life and providing welfare for the community around the tourist objects so that community-based tourism is truly felt by the people in Uitiuh Tuan Village.
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TY - CONF AU - Merlin Luisa Malelak AU - Lorens Riwu AU - Agustino Lukas Fischer Conterius PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/30 TI - The Application of Speaking Skills to Local Tour Guides in the Development of Community Based Tourism in Uitiuh Tuan Village, South Semau District, Kupang Regency BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Science and Technology on Social Science 2022 (iCAST-SS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 327 EP - 331 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-83-1_59 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-83-1_59 ID - Malelak2022 ER -