Students' Perception of Developing Bilingual Material for The Tourism Industry


There exists research about developing books, websites, and other beneficial tools using bilingual language to support learning media or the tourism industry. However, limited studies explore the perceptions of the people who developed bilingual applications, websites, or learning media. This study aimed to accommodate students’ perceptions while developing bilingual applications, websites, or learning media. The participants are D-4 English for Tourism Industry students at the State Polytechnique of Malang. It was conducted qualitatively. The data were gathered from the questionnaire, interview, and documents. The result showed that most of them had positive perceptions of developing bilingual material. However, they had difficulties translating specific words or phrases and faced obstacles in following up the application of bilingual products they had made. By knowing their perceptions on translating the text, developing the bilingual product, and applying the product, hopefully, the future researcher will face fewer obstacles in developing bilingual material, especially for the tourism industry.

Keywords: bilingual approach, students’ perceptions, tourism industry

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