Authored by Dr. Maria Prawati

Jakarta as a metropolitan has been the center of global flows in Indonesia consisting of ethnoscapes, mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, ideoscapes, and linguascapes. Due to advanced technology and digital media, the flows are even more rapid which causes intense human contact across boundaries. In relation to the English language and culture classroom in Jakarta, the teachers and students are within such a disruptive era that transforms the conceptualization of English users in globalization. This study was able to define the conceptualization of English users among digital native students and teachers from three selected English Departments at three different universities in Jakarta through questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. For the participants, to be English users in globalization one should frequently use the language as part of a digital lifestyle and access technology in order to be part of the virtual community with transnational affiliation in an imagined community.

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