The English Speaking Ability of Administrator Officers and Supervisory Officers at the Human Resources Development Agency and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Central Kalimantan Province

Authors : Linda Sandi

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 1 - January

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English as an International Language which should be mastered by the civil servants, especially Administrator and Supervisory Officers in order to realize SMART State Civil Apparatus 2024. The civil servants are expected to be able to master the information and communication technology, speak foreign languages towards World Class Bureaucracy, also take part in the Industrial Revolution and Society 5.0. This research is an analysis of the English speaking ability of Administrator and Supervisory Officers, consisted of eighteen officers of the Human Resources Development Agency; and seven officers of the Department of Culture and Tourism. This study aimed to determine the extent to which these officials speak English, including the pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, fluency and understanding of English. The resercher used a descriptive qualitative approach, namely the results of the research which are then processed and analyzed to draw conclusions. As a result, it was concluded that out of the twenty five officers, none of them were considered to have good command of English in terms of the five aspects of English. There are ten officres were considered to have more than sufficiently proficient in English. There are nine officers who have enough English skills. And there are six officers who were very lacking in all aspects of English skills. Based on these findings, the researcher recommended some activities to be carried out to improve English proficiency: Forming English Group Discussions, Holding English Days, Forming teams for English Competitions, Demonstrating English Proficiency every Friday, Forming WhatsApp Groups in English, Holding Training classical or non-classical English, and Making regulations so that all Civil Servants are ready to be involved in English language activities for the provincial government level.

Keywords : Speaking Ability, Performance, Administrator Officer, Supervisor Officer


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