Structured bilingual based instruction model in teaching English for specific purposes

Sitti Nurpahmi


This paper aims at finding out the model of bilingual based Instruction (BBI) implemented by the lecturers in teaching English, the context used by the lecturer and the frequency of native and target language used by the lecturer. The data was taken from three department, Physics Education Department, Biology Education Department, and math Education Department. This study applied descriptive study. The finding showed that Bilingual based Instruction (BBI) implemented by the lecturer in teaching English for academic purposes was categorized structured bilingual based Instruction. The lecturers used native and target language structurally. The context used by the lecturers are greetings, giving explanation, giving instruction, giving motivation, giving reinforcement, and giving thanks. The lecturers used target language more than native language. The native language was used to clarify and reinforce meaning. The target language is used to give exposure to the students.


bilingual; instruction model; English for academic purposes; native language; target language

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