English skill of traditional transportation drivers in malioboro yogyakarta

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(1) * Na'imah Na'imah   
Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga

(*) Corresponding Author


English skills are very important for traditional transportation drivers in Malioboro Yogyakarta. This research analyzes the latest facts about the English skills of traditional transportation drivers in Malioboro Yogyakarta, barriers to mastering English, and their impact. The subject of this research is the traditional driver transportation (pedicab and andong) in the tourist area of Malioboro. The data collection techniques are interviews, observation, and documentation. The data analysis technique used in this research is data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing. The results of this study indicate that : (1) the English ability of traditional transportation drivers in Malioboro is still low (2) The inhibiting factors in mastering English are low economy, old age, limited time, low literacy, low education, no training Free English from the government (3) The impact of the inability to communicate in English well is difficulty in making agreement on service rates and less than optimal service delivery.


  • The English ability of traditional transportation drivers in Malioboro is still low

  • The inhibiting factors in mastering English are low economy, old age, limited time, low literacy, low education, no training Free English from the government

  • The impact of the inability to communicate in English well is difficulty in agreeing on service rates and less than optimal service delivery.


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Na’imah, N. (2022). English skill of traditional transportation drivers in malioboro yogyakarta. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 7(2), 190-196. https://doi.org/10.21070/jees.v7i2.1665
Author Biography

Na'imah Na'imah, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga

Na’imah is a lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Education and Teacher Training, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She studied Applied Linguistics with a translation concentration at the State University of Sebelas Maret Surakarta for both her master’s degree and doctoral degree. Her teaching career started at Ahmad Dahlan University in 1987, and she has been teaching at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta since 2007. She has published a lot of articles in both National and International journals.


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