Promoting College Students' Academic Speaking Skills through The Crosscultural Multistructural Approach

Gunadi H. Sulistyo


The writing of this article is motivated by the practice in the teaching of speaking skills in the English Department which seems to encounter several challenges, three of which are: absence of cross-cultural contexts, insufficient guidance on the part of the students in organizing ideas, and insufficiency in the instructional framework that the teacher implements to reach the pre-stated goal. To this end, an approach to instruction has been developed, which mainly rests on three theoretical frameworks: knowledge of the world, cultural thought pattern, and cooperative learning


Cross-cultural multistructural approach, academic speaking skill, college student

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