Proceedings of the 9th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2020, 14-15 November 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Congklak Board Game: A Way to Preserve Local Culture in Grammar Class

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2314016,
        author={Sundari  Purwaningsih and Lystiana Nurhayat Hakim},
        title={Congklak Board Game: A Way to Preserve Local Culture in Grammar Class},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 9th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2020, 14-15 November 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ELTLT},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={cultural preservation congklak board game grammar simple passive},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2314016}
    }
    
  • Sundari Purwaningsih
    Lystiana Nurhayat Hakim
    Year: 2021
    Congklak Board Game: A Way to Preserve Local Culture in Grammar Class
    ELTLT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2314016
Sundari Purwaningsih1,*, Lystiana Nurhayat Hakim1
  • 1: Universitas Perjuangan Tasikmalaya
*Contact email: sundaripurwa10@gmail.com

Abstract

Given the fact that the existence of traditional games is in a dire need of preservation, it is pivotal for EFL teachers to engage in the preservation through English language teaching. By doing so, they help foster cultural awareness of the students and hopefully pass on the baton to them. With this in mind, it led the author to create teaching media which screams cultural element in it, and so Congklak Board Game came into being. It was developed to practice grammar exercises, focusing on simple passive, in a novel way. It was then brought into classroom practice to investigate the students’ perceptions on the implementation of the media. Questionnaires (Likert scale questions); with particular reference to the physical aspects of the media, the benefits, and the students’ attitude, and observation were provided to gather the data. The findings indicated that students had positive perceptions in terms of the three aforementioned criteria. The findings also lend support to extending teaching repertoire and at the same time maintain cultural heritage.