Students’ Perceptions on the Personality Competence of Native and Non-Native Lecturer in IAIN Palangka Raya

Ahmad Rusda Yanto, Zaitun Qamariah


The purpose of this study was to determine students 'perceptions of the personal competence of native and non-native lecturers at IAIN Palangka Raya, as well as students' perceptions in terms of improving English language abilities after studying with native non-native lecturers and their hopes for their teachers.50 students as samples to answered questionnaire and 5 students as the main speakers in the interview to explain more deeply about the personal competence of native speakers and not native speakers. To collect data, researchers used questionnaires and interviews. The main research findings have shown that: (1) most students have positive perceptions or "agree" with the presence of native and non-native lecturers who have provided good benefits in learning English. Student have benefited greatly from learning with native speakers (77%) or non-native speakers (81%). (2) Students agree that their English language skills develop after being taught by native and non-native lecturers (72%) with agreed upon categories. (3) While the students' expectation of native-speaking lecturers is also able to understand Indonesian language and culture, while Non-native speakers are expected to be able to further improve their achievements in the field of English (84%). Moreover, the students also found some problems during the learning process with both native and non-native teachers.


native lecturer; non-native lecturer; perception; personality

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