Respondents’ Views on English Drama in Indigenous Theatre: a Case of English Cultivation within Kachru’s Expanding Circle
Bambang Suwarno, Barnabas Sembiring, Sarwit Sarwono

An essential requirement for globalization is the cultivation of English fluency in the community. In the context of world English, an English drama in indigenous theatre (EDIT) was developed. The aim of this study was to explore the views of various stakeholders on EDIT. The method was descriptive. It was found that the English instructors, the student spectators, and the performers viewed EDIT as beneficial for (1) developing English skills, especially speaking, listening, and reading, (2) enhancing affective factors, especially self-confidence. The indigenous art performers thought that EDIT was beneficial for promoting indigenous arts to global audience. The representative from tourism offices and companies viewed EDIT as prospective. The conclusion is that EDIT could be developed as a means for cultivating English in Kachru’s expanding circle.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v7n2a10