Communication Strategy of The Learners of Indonesian for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) at The Basic Level at Maejo University, Thailand
Keywords:Keywords, Communication strategy, Indonesian, BIPA learners, basic level
One of the obstacles faced by Learners of Indonesian for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) is the limited of Indonesian skills so that communication strategies are used in order that the goals of their communication can be achieved. This study aims to describe the form and the implementation of communication strategies of BIPA learners at the basic level at Maejo University. This study uses the case study method as part of descriptive research, which is a form of research aimed at describing existing phenomena, which include natural phenomena as well as human-engineered phenomena. The data were collected by using an observation and recording techniques. The data of this research are verbal and non-verbal behaviors of BIPA learners at the basic level at Maejo University. The result of this research is communication strategies carried out by BIPA learners, which are borrowing, speech repetition, use of words that are similar or near meaning (approximation), words ommission, paraphrase, similar pronunciation, imitating, and using expressions.