Weka Kusumastiti, Angesti Palupiningsih


English as international language becomes the bridge between the guests and the host in tourism activities. As the consequence, Indonesia as the country that popular with its tourism potential should prepare its human resource to support the tourism activity for its betterment. One of them is preparing them with English Macro-skill. English macro-skills consist of 4 skills: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking. This research is aiming at analyzing the needs of English Macro-skills for the Tourism Students of Higher Education. Empirical data in this research were collected through questionnaire. The questionnaire was spread trough 100 tourism students of Ambarrukmo Tourism Institute Yogyakarta whose experience in doing internship period. The result found that one skill is above important than the others, some found that all of them are important, or they should be taught integrated. As the findings show, based on the students’ internship experience and the students’ perspective, those 4 English macro-skills are important but they have different frequency of use in the work place. Reading is the most frequently use since they often deal with short functional text, such as announcements and notice. Then it was followed by listening, writing, and speaking.


English macro-skill, Tourism, Higher Education

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