Cross Cultural Learning: Perception and Reflection


Answer each item in a paragraph of 75 to 150 words!

  1. Does Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contribute to any of your language skills? YES/NO (Explain!) …………………………..
  2. To which language skill has the subject (CCU) contributed most? A. Listening             B. Speaking             C. Reading           D.  Writing (Explain Why) …………………………..
  3. Does CCU class help you raise awareness about American culture? YES/NO (Explain, and give one or more example) …………………………..
  4. Does CCU class help you raise awareness about your own culture? YES/NO (Explain and give one or more example!) ……………………..
  5. Does CCU class change your perception towards American culture? YES/NO (Explain give one or more example!) …………………………..
  6. If you become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, do you think what you are learning in CCU class contribute to that profession? YES/NO (Explain and give one or more example!) …………………………..
  7. Do you think what you are learning in CCU class will help you in communicating with Americans? YES/NO (Explain give one or more example!) …………………………..
  8. Do you think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for you to live in the USA, if one day you have the opportunity to go there? YES/NO (Explain give one or more example!) …………………………..

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  1. I’m sorry Sir.. I had been false to post the part 2 in the question of CCU-Mid Term Assignment..

    PART 2

    1 Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills especially reading and writing skills.Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is very interesting and challenging. This lesson not only enrich my knowledge about America but also motivated me to find out more from some source by reading the sources of America where I can compare and contrast with the Indonesian state and learn how to write a good grammar in English writing and how to make a good paragraph or essay. This lesson to my knowledge will be broader American culture. This is very different from Indonesia which full of restrictions or regulations usually called either from local or regional government itself, which if violated rules on the offender shall be liable in accordance with the regulations
    but, of course, all that positive and negative consequences for the country itself. For example, while American country is a country that is free in this that they are not bound by rules, such as Indonesia. The country is known worldwide as in developed countries, while Indonesia is still a developing country and tell the world recognize a country that has many debts, and also includes the world’s poorest countries.

    2 CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. CCU class is a class which learns about American with culture in Indonesia. I was a student was asked to be active with a lot of reading from various sources or existing media, such as various kinds of good books from the library, the books in the bookstore, browsing the Internet, and even exchange opinions to fellow students who had lived in America. Thus, the ability to contribute greatly in learning this lesson is to read, then the knowledge that has been read in various sources and I write in a paragraph or essay writing skills are commonly called.

    3 Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Each class meeting at CCU I always get new knowledge about American culture. For example, every meeting we have presentation from Mr. Parlin after that we were given the task and put in a blog at http://www.parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com which questions that has made us look for more resources about America that we must increase our knowledge even more. American culture, I know that they embrace individual freedom of doing things is not limited by regulations. It is inversely proportional to the state of Indonesia which has boundaries or rules in doing something good from the side of religion, culture, the environment is based on Pancasila and 1945 Constitution.

    4 Yes! CCU class helps me raise awareness about my own culture. This is because each lesson we will learn about the cultural comparison between the United States and Indonesia. By using our comparative study of this culture, I became motivated to learn more and more the culture of Indonesia. For example, the equality of men and women should have the same status level. Many wonderful women who have a better mindset in the appeal to the leaders of men. Women also can be leaders and make the people prosperous. However it is very regrettable in Indonesia on women leaders so that in the view of one eye.
    The second example is the equality of the people who have drawbacks such as Abdurrahman Wahid also deserves to be leaders. Although he has a physical shortage but he thought patterns to create a prosperous society is not inferior to the former president who has no physical shortage. In contrast to our present president is just a sales appointment only.

    5 Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. I took samples of individual liberty in American society to do something that is not limited to the regulation because America is a country that embraces individual freedom.
    It is inversely proportional to our country is full of rules or boundaries, limitations in doing anything that complies with the Pancasila and 1945 UD. However, although the American nation is a country that adopts freedom, America is a country well advanced in the field of economics, technology, etc.
    The Government should therefore follow the procedures of the American nation to make the community of smart, creative, and could count on the assistance of their own country or in another country.

    6 If I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, I think what I am learning in CCU class contribute to that profession.
    As my English teacher not only mastered the language but also knowledge about the background and lifestyle of Americans who also then I can share with students my students. For example, by providing an understanding of their culture even though Americans embrace American freedom also embraces values such as individual freedom, equal opportunities, material wealth, self reliance, competition, hard work, self improvement, self-discipline, volunteerism, humanitarianism, free spirit, inventiveness, egalitarianism, and aggressiveness.
    These values are certainly making the country a developed in America country such as economics, technology, etc.

    7 I think what I am learning in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans because when I meet American people I can talk and discuss something to them about difference culture American and Indonesia. With this class we realize CCU American lifestyle, such as lifestyle Uphold the values of individual freedom means they rarely can be arranged. They can do what they want and sometimes even collide with the interests of others. However, gradually some of them begin to appreciate the benefits of others. To obtain individual freedom, America must be the first independent, especially financially independent. So, It has become a tradition when the children were ages 9 annual American has worked as a newspaper deliveryman, or helping a neighbor tile roof that leaked. Do mengkasihani them because they do not want to be pitied. Work they do at an early age does not mean they are poor, but an attempt to get the ‘independence’ and ‘individual freedom’ them.

    8 If one day I have the opportunity to go to America, I think the subject of CCU will make it easier for me to live in the USA. That’s because in addition we know their language and also we already know the background or their lifestyle is inversely proportional to Indonesia based on Pancasila and 1945 Constitution. So we are not surprised when he saw their lifestyle that is free because we already understand how their way of life. If I got a job there I would definitely approach to the employer until the boss for the advancement of the company and improve the quality of my work so that the name of Indonesia will be known in foreign countries and in admitted quality.

    Thank you
    Jesus Bless us 🙂

  2. I’m sorry Sir I had been false post the part 2 assignment 🙂
    PART 2

    1 Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills especially reading and writing skills.Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is very interesting and challenging. This lesson not only enrich my knowledge about America but also motivated me to find out more from some source by reading the sources of America where I can compare and contrast with the Indonesian state and learn how to write a good grammar in English writing and how to make a good paragraph or essay. This lesson to my knowledge will be broader American culture. This is very different from Indonesia which full of restrictions or regulations usually called either from local or regional government itself, which if violated rules on the offender shall be liable in accordance with the regulations
    but, of course, all that positive and negative consequences for the country itself. For example, while American country is a country that is free in this that they are not bound by rules, such as Indonesia. The country is known worldwide as in developed countries, while Indonesia is still a developing country and tell the world recognize a country that has many debts, and also includes the world’s poorest countries.

    2 CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. CCU class is a class which learns about American with culture in Indonesia. I was a student was asked to be active with a lot of reading from various sources or existing media, such as various kinds of good books from the library, the books in the bookstore, browsing the Internet, and even exchange opinions to fellow students who had lived in America. Thus, the ability to contribute greatly in learning this lesson is to read, then the knowledge that has been read in various sources and I write in a paragraph or essay writing skills are commonly called.

    3 Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Each class meeting at CCU I always get new knowledge about American culture. For example, every meeting we have presentation from Mr. Parlin after that we were given the task and put in a blog at http://www.parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com which questions that has made us look for more resources about America that we must increase our knowledge even more. American culture, I know that they embrace individual freedom of doing things is not limited by regulations. It is inversely proportional to the state of Indonesia which has boundaries or rules in doing something good from the side of religion, culture, the environment is based on Pancasila and 1945 Constitution.

    4 Yes! CCU class helps me raise awareness about my own culture. This is because each lesson we will learn about the cultural comparison between the United States and Indonesia. By using our comparative study of this culture, I became motivated to learn more and more the culture of Indonesia. For example, the equality of men and women should have the same status level. Many wonderful women who have a better mindset in the appeal to the leaders of men. Women also can be leaders and make the people prosperous. However it is very regrettable in Indonesia on women leaders so that in the view of one eye.
    The second example is the equality of the people who have drawbacks such as Abdurrahman Wahid also deserves to be leaders. Although he has a physical shortage but he thought patterns to create a prosperous society is not inferior to the former president who has no physical shortage. In contrast to our present president is just a sales appointment only.

    5 Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. I took samples of individual liberty in American society to do something that is not limited to the regulation because America is a country that embraces individual freedom.
    It is inversely proportional to our country is full of rules or boundaries, limitations in doing anything that complies with the Pancasila and 1945 UD. However, although the American nation is a country that adopts freedom, America is a country well advanced in the field of economics, technology, etc.
    The Government should therefore follow the procedures of the American nation to make the community of smart, creative, and could count on the assistance of their own country or in another country.

    6 If I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, I think what I am learning in CCU class contribute to that profession.
    As my English teacher not only mastered the language but also knowledge about the background and lifestyle of Americans who also then I can share with students my students. For example, by providing an understanding of their culture even though Americans embrace American freedom also embraces values such as individual freedom, equal opportunities, material wealth, self reliance, competition, hard work, self improvement, self-discipline, volunteerism, humanitarianism, free spirit, inventiveness, egalitarianism, and aggressiveness.
    These values are certainly making the country a developed in America country such as economics, technology, etc.

    7 I think what I am learning in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans because when I meet American people I can talk and discuss something to them about difference culture American and Indonesia. With this class we realize CCU American lifestyle, such as lifestyle Uphold the values of individual freedom means they rarely can be arranged. They can do what they want and sometimes even collide with the interests of others. However, gradually some of them begin to appreciate the benefits of others. To obtain individual freedom, America must be the first independent, especially financially independent. So, It has become a tradition when the children were ages 9 annual American has worked as a newspaper deliveryman, or helping a neighbor tile roof that leaked. Do mengkasihani them because they do not want to be pitied. Work they do at an early age does not mean they are poor, but an attempt to get the ‘independence’ and ‘individual freedom’ them.

    8 If one day I have the opportunity to go to America, I think the subject of CCU will make it easier for me to live in the USA. That’s because in addition we know their language and also we already know the background or their lifestyle is inversely proportional to Indonesia based on Pancasila and 1945 Constitution. So we are not surprised when he saw their lifestyle that is free because we already understand how their way of life. If I got a job there I would definitely approach to the employer until the boss for the advancement of the company and improve the quality of my work so that the name of Indonesia will be known in foreign countries and in admitted quality.

    Thank you
    Jesus Bless us 🙂

  3. i AM SORRY SIR, I am late to post part 2

    1.Yes , CCU class contributes to my language. Studying a culture which differs in many aspect with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skill, especially speaking and writting. Ccu class have activities study group to disscuss about lesson it, and of course there is require active speaking to give an opinion about lesson it in class and every week is given assignments to post answer in the “cyber class”, and it helps give me forces to boost my writting skills, and sometimes Mr palin will give reply about correct grammar in writting or give opinion more idea.

    2.CCU class contribute most to my writting and reading skills. Before join this class I have no clear of how to write an accadenic esssay because every week I always get assignment to write, so little bit little I can know how to write a good essay and in this lesson is expected so that to read lot of books and know lot of information from browsing the internet or read books about american culture in the library.

    3.Yes, CCU class helps me raise my awarness about American Culture because with learning CCU , I become know about culture , belief and american values. I can also compare my own culture with american culture. For example built my awareness about american culture with watching their culture and watching performances American culture

    4. Yes, CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture because with learning of CCU, I can know about american culture and I can also take positive side of american culture, so I can correct my own culture if it is good or not good. From there I can learn to build awareness of my own culture. For example with respect their culture and we dont take negative side of American culture

    5. Yes, Ccu class change my perception towards american culture because before I only know american culture like free- sex, alcoholic, and drug and after I study CCU manny positive things that can be learned from the american, for example working hard, self-discipline, competition, and positive thinking

    6. Yes, CCU class contribute with my proffesion because learning of CCU will relate with my teaching, of course someday I will be teaching the topic of american culture , and I can socialize with teachers who not only teach at national school, but also teacher at internasional school. For example if one of my students will ask about culture, I can able to answer their question.

    7. Yes, CCU class will help me communicating with American because if I can know their culture, I can well communicztion wih them, and of course american culture have different tata krama with indonesia culture. For example when I first meet with a tourist, suddenly I ask to him/her. Are you married?? They think hat it less politely, but in Indonesian it is usual things.

    8. Yes, CCU will make me easy to live in the USA because with learning of CCU, I become more easy how to socialize with them, and I can give opinion about my culture among their Community, and I can well communication with them. For example if one day I will teaching there, I will be able to introduce my culture (Indonesian) to them whom different culture.

  4. 1. Yes, it does.
    CCU class contributes to my language skill; because when I study this subject the lecturer always give a discussion to us, so I must try to give my opinion about something. This certainly improves my language skills.

    2. According to me, I think that CCU contributes in my speaking. Because when I learn CCU, I also learn many vocabularies in my speaking to communicate about culture with American people and I can be a tour guide to explain about how the way to develop the country.

    3. Yes, it does.
    Because we can comprehend and acknowledge about what happened to America whereas for years I haven’t know about how the way to make the country to be the best country between the best countries. I think that most of us want to know about American culture and values because the country is an inspiration to make us more seriously what we want to do. I am an Indonesian people to help my country with my knowledge. So, I must learn more knowledge to be professional employee and an educative employee.

    4. Yes, it does.
    Because I can understand about my knowledge especially in culture and I never realize that for years I never study and I do not care about culture in many countries.

    5. No, it doesn’t.
    Because I have ever known the American culture when I studied this lesson and I got some advantages to improve my knowledge and I could compare with my country about why my country can’t be competed with other best country. Finally I have ever realized that the bad characteristic in Indonesian is we never work seriously and we just accept the final result and that is not our creature.

    6. Yes, I do.
    Because when I will be a teacher, I can share to my students to improve their knowledge and the culture is the most important thing to know what happen to many countries. And then the good influence for my students is to make them about study is necessary and study new knowledge is to make them diligent and curiosity.

    7. Yes, I do.
    Because when I study this lesson, I can be a tour guide to explain about culture and I can work the organization in America. In my experience, I always watch on TV and then I feel curiosity and I want to be a successful person. So I think that this is the best chance to study hard in order that my dream can be achieved with my spirit.

    8. Yes, I do.
    Because this lesson is the light way to make people to be professional and to be light people and I think that this best chance for everyone to make them to increase their spirit to be success person and my dream will go there to know the American culture and to feel the new situation from the bad weather until the good weather.

  5. 1. Yes, it does.
    CCU class contributes to my language skill; because when I study this lesson and then my lecturer always ask about my opinion about do you think that this lesson is useful to improve your skill or to make relationship the topic. My answer is I have got the most important thing to improve my skill especially in writing. Because my lecturer always give me some exercises to make an essay. So I think that this lesson to make my skill will be perfect. CCU teaches us to study more and more to improve our knowledge for everything.

    2. According to mine, I think that CCU contributes in writing. How come, because CCU always teach us to make an essay to explain about American and Indonesia in values and beliefs and then we have to summarize the best point between American and Indonesia. Therefore, CCU is the light ways to make every college to be educative people in order that to compete with other competitors.

    3. Yes, it does.
    Because we can comprehend and acknowledge about what happened to America whereas for years I haven’t know about how the way to make the country to be the best country between the best countries. I think that most of us want to know about American culture and values because the country is an inspiration to make us more seriously what we want to do.

    4. Yes, it does.
    Because I can understand about my knowledge especially in culture and I never realize that for years I never study and I do not care about culture in many countries.

    5. No, it doesn’t.
    Because I have ever known the American culture when I studied this lesson and I got some advantages to improve my knowledge and I could compare with my country about why my country can’t be competed with other best country. Finally I have ever realized that the bad characteristic in Indonesian is we never work seriously and we just accept the final result and that is not our creature.

    6. Yes, I do.
    Because when I will be a teacher, I can share to my students to improve their knowledge and the culture is the most important thing to know what happen to many countries. And then the good influence for my students is to make them about study is necessary and study new knowledge is to make them diligent and curiosity.

    7. Yes, I do.
    Because when I study this lesson, I can be a tour guide to explain about culture and I can work the organization in America. In my experience, my cousin works in UNICEF in America. So I think that this is the best chance to study hard in order that my dream can be achieved with my spirit.
    8. Yes, I do.
    Because this lesson is the light way to make people to be professional and to be light people and I think that this best chance for everyone to make them to increase their spirit to be success person.

  6. 1. Yes, it does.
    CCU class contributes to my language skills, because when I follow the CCU class the lecture always ask to us to give our opinion about the topic, so indirectly its improve my speaking skill because I must give my opinion to him directly or indirectly, and also improve the writing skill, cause in virtual class we must give the respond to the blog. Besides of that, CCU class also improve my reading, because when I got the material from the lecturer I did not feel satisfied because the material is limited, so I need to find the material from another sources, and of course I need to read about understanding the material.

    2. CCU class contributed to my most speaking skill. When we follow the CCU class we need to give the opinion, we need to talk more in discussion activities. That’s of course improving my speaking skill. We try to give the opinion as we can and speak as we know.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. With CCU class I learn more about American culture and I did not know before. This class teaches to know what the good is and the bad culture of America for me. So I have the knowledge about their culture.

    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise awareness about my culture. By studying CCU we can compare between American culture and Indonesian culture, why Americans are very advanced than Indonesia. By this class we can learn something useful to our country from the American culture and practice the good thing in our country.

    5. NO! CCU class doesn’t change my perception towards American culture, but by learning American culture I know many things about American. So by knowing their culture I can understand their habit.

    6. By studying CCU in FKIP-UKI of course contribute to our profession. When we graduate from FKIP-UKI as English teacher will be very embarrassed if we don’t know about American culture, because America is the one of country which uses English as their mother tongue. So, we as the English learners should know about countries which use English as their first language.

    7. Yes! By studying their culture we know about their culture, we know about their habit. So, we can understand how to communicate with them, we know how to behave to them. How if we don’t know anything about their culture. How we can make a good communication to them. That is impossible. So CCU is important to learn to help us in communicating with Americans.

    8. Yes! Because by studying this lesson is the light way to make me easier to go there and I can be success people to compete with other competitors to get the best job.

  7. 1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. The discussion activities, especially those held in groups, require active speaking. The weekly assignment to be posted in the “cyber class” forces me to boost my writing skills. I really enjoy to learn CCU.
    2. CCU class contributed to my writing skills. The lecturer always gives assignment to the student who joining in this class to post comment in the blog. this is so challenging for a student like me. cause every student can see all post there, so I study hard to write a paragraph.
    3. Yes. CCU class helps me raise my awareness of American Culture. It makes me realise how wide is American culture. their ideology, their characteristic, their history.
    4. Yes. In this class, we know about American culture, and make me aware about my own culture, Indonesia. I was embarrassed at first because there are many things that I do not know about Indonesia. since i learning CCU, about America, I became increasingly curious about my own country.
    5. Yes. I have no ideas of American before. Now, i know their values, their beliefs, and their history. for example, their values. it was very influential for other nations. see the success of American states, other countries were developing following American values​​.
    6. Yes. I am now understand about the CCU, and it will help me someday. I will apply the positive values of american culture to my students. so the students will have a good perception in life.
    7. Yes. To speak with Americans, I should know about their perceptions and ideas, so there will not appear any miscommunication.
    8. Yes. CCU helps me to live in U.S.A, how to adapt there with the environtment, lifestyle, and the people who live there. At least I know about them. Their history and their culture. i can’t wait till the day come.

  8. Part B

    1. Yes, because with Cross Cultural Understanding I can have the knowledge about the American value. With Cross Cultural Understanding I know about all the things from America, such as : art, literature, music, architecture, history, religion, and traditions. The important knowledge from the CCU are American values, attitudes, and cultural patterns. CCU class improve my knowledge about America, and change my perceptions about America.
    2. C. Reading
    CCU class contribute most to my reading skills. Before joining in this class, I just have a little knowledge about America, and after joining in the CCU class, I can improve the knowledge of America. CCU class change my perception about America and I think from the CCU class I can get the lesson from the American value.
    3. Yes, because the CCU class, the people can improve their knowledge about the American value, and change their perceptions. For example : when the Indonesians want to immigrate to America to get the great work/job, but in the other hand very few Americans choose to emigrate to another country.
    4. Yes.
    The Indonesian can get the lesson from American. Where the American believes that people should hold jobs and not live off welfare payments from the government.
    For example : Indonesia people always hope to has a job in the government because they think, They can get the big salary. I think, from American value, Indonesia can take a lesson from this habit.

    5. Yes.
    Because before joining in the CCU class, I have a little knowledge about America, and now I know more about America. CCU changes my perception about America.
    6. Yes.
    I thing the CCU knowledge contribute after graduating, because I can share all the things about American value to my students.
    7. Yes.
    CCU class gives all the things about America and can be a way to communicate with American.
    8. Yes.
    I hope one day I can live there. I think I will be easier to live in America, because I have the knowledge about America.

  9. PART II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes, CCU class contributes to any of my language skill. By study CCU, I am not only study about American culture, but also develop my language skill. Study about CCU make me can study about writing too, because our lecture always support us to fill our idea or our opinion in the writing. It is make me more study how to make a good written.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. We are really can apply the lesson of writing in the last semester in this class, and in this class we are helped to make a good written in the form of essay or paragraph. We can learn to express our opinion about the lesson.
    3. Yes, CCU class helps me raise awareness about American culture. Before I study about CCU, I never know what the culture of American is. It is interesting when I study about their value and belief; it show how the American trained stand alone since they young and then it make the American have a good value in herself, such as competition, hard work, self improvement, self discipline, etc.
    4. Yes, CCU class helps me raise awareness about my own culture. CCU helps me to more see about my culture. I can compare the American culture with the Indonesian culture. After I study more about the lesson, I more see how Indonesian missed many good values such as self discipline, competition, hard work and self improvement, and I motivated to have the values in my self.
    5. Yes, CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. Before I study about it, I just know the American is the individual and materialistic people but I don’t know why they are like that. In CCU I learn that individual and materialistic of the American balanced with the values of hard work, volunteerism, humanitarianism, etc. Although they are individual people, they are charitable people. It proved they have a value of volunteerism and humanitarianism.
    6. In my opinion, perhaps, if we work or teaching in the environment of American or work or teaching that related to American, this study is very contributed to that profession because we have knowledge and basic of the culture of American and it will help us to work or teaching well.
    7. Yes, learning in CCU class will help us in communicating with American. Because by learning CCU, we knows their culture. It helps us to keep the politeness of communication to them. For the American talking about age and religion is too taboo, so if we talking with them, we must avoid talking about it. Because for them, religion is only about themselves and God.
    8. Yes, because Study about CCU is study about the American culture. It helps us to socialization with others and to adaptation with the environment. For examples, study about CCU is learning about their soul of competition, hard work, self-discipline, etc. So, if we live in there, we can survive when we face life of their competition. It is very interesting study about American culture because many things and values that we can learn.

  10. 1. # Yes! CCU classes provide something in my language skills. Studying the different cultures that make our culture become more attractive not only to enrich my knowledge about America, but also gives me the opportunity to develop my language skills, especially writing. Discussions, we were assigned to discuss an issue or topic and then given the task of posting to improve my writing skills.
    2. CCU class is contributing to my writing skills, previously I’ve learned about making essays and class CCU students are required to write the ideas in one paragraph or essay, and it makes each student becomes more skilled and understand the ways of making an essay
    3. yes, because of my CCU classes so much to know and understand about the culture of the American people before I only understand their own culture who always dressed in a too free and open (sexy) and the culture of how to greet and say hello to someone else for example kiss on the cheek when they meet with parents while the couple in love kissing lips, but after studying the CCU I better understand American culture such as, individual freedom, their independence in a life that does not rely on others, competition, those Americans who have always worked hard, and discipline them so that their country can be regarded as developed countries.
    4. Yes, because of the lessons my CCU better understand my own culture on the culture of Indonesia. Indonesia has the properties of a polite and courteous towards each other, and the Indonesian people are very easily if they were ordered to make a group that aims to work together to solve a problem because the Indonesian culture that always can not live alone, while their American country can not make one group because of their culture who are accustomed to living individuals, and now the American people are learning how to create a group to cooperate to solve a problem and it was very difficult for them to learn.
    5. No, because CCU teaches us that the American nation is a country that has a culture that made them one of the developed countries and it is inappropriate for our example. And I think that the state of the first American into an advanced state of culture because they have such example is the culture of discipline and hard work, the American people always obey the rules of discipline to live there and always on time each had a job, they always want to try it what’s new, trying to create things that have never done, and they do not easily give up if they fail in every job
    6. Yes, because in addition we can tell you a little about the culture of the American people like to talk person’s eyes should be staring at us, shaking hands if we must hold hands tightly because if we do not make eye contact rude and think they do not appreciate them, other than that CCU teaches us about the making of an essay and give an opinion for every topic that we provide.
    7. Yes, learn CCU quite helpful in terms of communicating with Americans, because learning CCU cultures tell us Americans who each spoke should look stare them because according to the American people when I’m talking not look into their eyes, they thought it was rude and would offend them, as well as we should shake hands firmly holding her hand and had to look into their eyes. Unlike the culture of Indonesia, especially Java when people are when they talk they never look the other person’s eyes they are much less if talk to people who are older or of higher rank if they speak with their eyes the other person instead they are considered impolite and not respect for that person.
    8. Yes, because we are taught to learn about American culture is very different from the culture of Indonesia, for example, American culture is obtaining live independently or individually, and then culture the way they should look into his eyes while talking, it all can help me to live in America.

  11. Name: Christine Valentina Sitorus
    Number: 0812150033 (BS A ’08 – FKIP)
    PART II
    1 . Yes! CCU class constributes to my language skills. CCU provides the knowledge for me to be able to know the culture of Americans, for example how to succeed for them and also their cultural values. CCU class is closely connected with the ability to read, write, and speak to me because by reading the comments of blogs and books provided lecturer helped me to improve the vocabularies. CCU class also enhances the ability to write in English, because the lecturers always give us the task through a blog where we can answer questions and give opinions CCU. CCU class can improve the ability to speak because at the time to learn the CCU, lecturers provide question about our opinion through discussion groups before entering into the discussion.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. For example, teachers show a duty to us through the blog, then we must answer. CCU class training capabilities and improve my writing style. I can give opinion on blogs and stringing word to word until finally a few paragraphs about my opinion.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. The most basic of all American values is the concept of individual freedom. It is one of the most respected and popular words today in the United Sates. For example, individual freedom usually begins at age eighteen or twenty-one. Americans should be able to fend for themselves, resolve an issue on their own and can stand up with their own feet. It is the demands of Americans to be independent, not depends on parents. I was very excited when this study. I can learn it by learning to be independent in order to succeed as an American who was not successful because the parents, but from himself.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. For example, professors assign the contents of blogs about how about our culture. I should explain how and what my culture itself hallmark of my culture. From there, I can conclude and can understand the hallmark of my culture by reading books from various sources and asked the parents, for example, traditional dances, traditional costumes, and local languages.
    5. Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. For example, it turns out most Americans still believe in the value of hard work. Only by hard work Could these be converted into natural resources, material possessions, allowing a more comfortable standard of living. Hard work makes them successful and have a good economy compared to others. When they work somewhere, they will work well to get good results. That way, he will has work experience.
    6. Yes! If I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-CIU, I think what I am learning in class contributes to the CCU That profession. Because, teaching English is not just about the English language only, we also must teach students about how American life, culture, beliefs, and also its value because it is very important to learn to broaden our knowledge about other countries and other cultures .
    7. Yes! I think what I am learning in class CCU will help me in communicating with Americans. For example, if I became acquainted with an American, I already knew beforehand of their culture because I have studied the CCU. I got to know their culture and I do not be afraid to communicate with them because I can beforehand picturing how American life and culture. CCU class really helped me to be able to know their culture and their attitudes so that I can adapt to them so I’ll be ready to communicate with American people without feeling shy and afraid.
    8. Yes! I think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have opportunity to go there. I know about their values and I know about their characteristics especially hard work. I will not afraid if I live in the USA because I have studied the CCU before. CCU help me to see the cultures in the United States.

  12. Name: Christine Valentina Sitorus
    Number: 0812150033 (BS A ’08 – FKIP)

    PART II

    1 . Yes! CCU class constributes to my language skills. CCU provides the knowledge for me to be able to know the culture of Americans, for example how to succeed for them and also their cultural values. CCU class is closely connected with the ability to read, write, and speak to me because by reading the comments of blogs and books provided lecturer helped me to improve the vocabularies. CCU class also enhances the ability to write in English, because the lecturers always give us the task through a blog where we can answer questions and give opinions CCU. CCU class can improve the ability to speak because at the time to learn the CCU, lecturers provide question about our opinion through discussion groups before entering into the discussion.

    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. For example, teachers show a duty to us through the blog, then we must answer. CCU class training capabilities and improve my writing style. I can give opinion on blogs and stringing word to word until finally a few paragraphs about my opinion.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. The most basic of all American values is the concept of individual freedom. It is one of the most respected and popular words today in the United Sates. For example, individual freedom usually begins at age eighteen or twenty-one. Americans should be able to fend for themselves, resolve an issue on their own and can stand up with their own feet. It is the demands of Americans to be independent, not depends on parents. I was very excited when this study. I can learn it by learning to be independent in order to succeed as an American who was not successful because the parents, but from himself.

    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. For example, professors assign the contents of blogs about how about our culture. I should explain how and what my culture itself hallmark of my culture. From there, I can conclude and can understand the hallmark of my culture by reading books from various sources and asked the parents, for example, traditional dances, traditional costumes, and local languages.

    5. Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. For example, it turns out most Americans still believe in the value of hard work. Only by hard work Could these be converted into natural resources, material possessions, allowing a more comfortable standard of living. Hard work makes them successful and have a good economy compared to others. When they work somewhere, they will work well to get good results. That way, he will has work experience.

    6. Yes! If I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-CIU, I think what I am learning in class contributes to the CCU That profession. Because, teaching English is not just about the English language only, we also must teach students about how American life, culture, beliefs, and also its value because it is very important to learn to broaden our knowledge about other countries and other cultures .

    7. Yes! I think what I am learning in class CCU will help me in communicating with Americans. For example, if I became acquainted with an American, I already knew beforehand of their culture because I have studied the CCU. I got to know their culture and I do not be afraid to communicate with them because I can beforehand picturing how American life and culture. CCU class really helped me to be able to know their culture and their attitudes so that I can adapt to them so I’ll be ready to communicate with American people without feeling shy and afraid.

    8. Yes! I think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have opportunity to go there. I know about their values and I know about their characteristics especially hard work. I will not afraid if I live in the USA because I have studied the CCU before. CCU help me to see the cultures in the United States.

  13. 1. Yes! CCU class contribute to my language skills. Study CCU provides a wealth of knowledge for me. In addition to getting a lot of new knowledge about American culture, I also can develop my language skills. Especially, the ability to speak and write. In CCU class, I was assigned to discuss in groups and I also needed to make a weekly task in the form of an essay or a paragraph that must be posted in the “Cyber Class”. It made me know the correct way to write an essay.
    2. CCU class contributed the most to my writing skills. before attending this class, I do not know how to write paragraphs and essays are correct. however, after entering the CCU class. I learned how to make an essay and a weekly task that is posted on the “virtual classroom” that requires me to respond to material that has been taught by writing a paragraph or essay. so, the tasks in the CCU class practice my writing skills.
    3. Yes! CCU class help me raise awareness about American culture. For example, I previously thought that the Americans are people who are too independent, arrogant and indifferent to others. However, after taking this course, and I get a lot of knowledge about American culture. Then, I realized that the American people is not arrogant, but because they just love the living individual. They also love doing charity work.
    4. Yes! CCU class help me raise awareness of my own culture that is Indonesia. Study CCU compares the culture between Indonesia and American culture. Indonesian people think that freedom is limited by something. But, after studying the CCU, I or even my friends become aware that freedom is not limited by anyone and anything. And after studying American culture, we see the Americans are so successful because its people who work hard. It increases my awareness that Indonesia is very different from America. Indonesia would prefer a more casual jobs that do not spend much time and energy.
    5. Yes! CCU class changed my perception of American culture. before attending classes atCCU, I think that Americans have a bad culture. I think many Americans are very individual, who is only concerned with their own interests and ignore the others. but after I learned the American culture, changing my perception that Americans prefer to work individually, they would prefer to do things individually. However, not in every case Americans are individual, they also often perform social action such as activities related to the charity.
    6. Yes! Study CCU helps me in teaching if one day I became a teacher. If one day I teach the American people, the CCU will be a very useful lesson, because I know what I should teach him. And if one day I was asked to teach American culture to my students, then it becomes a very useful lesson. And if one day I became a teacher in America, I had prepared in advance to be able to adapt to American culture.
    7. Yes! what I learned in class CCU will help me in communicating with the Americans. Because, during the CCU class, I study the American culture, the good stuff according to the U.S. but not good for the people in my country also learn about the habits and values of America. Therefore, I know how to build good communication with America, and this also makes the American people understand what I mean, because I communicate in accordance with their culture.
    8. Yes! The subject of Cross Cultural Understanding can make it easier for me to live in America, if one day I have the opportunity to go there. Because, during the CCU class, I have been studying American culture, knowing their habits and know how to communicate with Americans. Therefore, when I was there or lived there, I know what I should do or what should I avoid. So, I don’t make mistakes oroffend their feelings when communicating with them.

  14. Part II.
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially writing and reading. The weekly assignment to be posted in the “cyber class” forces me to boost my writing skills. The tasks are presented weekly to make me open a dictionary to find out the meaning of words or phrases in a foreign assignment. This makes me be more challenged to keep reading articles related to English. In addition, the CCU class made me more interested to study the American cultures more deeply, because it turns out that American culture interesting and worthy to be imitated. By studying the CCU, I became motivated to keep working hard and self-reliant in this life.

    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are required to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. As a consequence, I am more motivated to continue writing. Because I personally referred to the not so good at stringing words, with this CCU class I get the science how to write a good essay and in accordance with existing regulations.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Before I studied CCU I think America is a country of selfish ego, but after I studied CCU my perception changes. Americans are a hard workers, they always try to do something and work. Americans not egoistic but it is their style. They are freedom, so their life is not bound. American is independent minded people. They conduct their activities according to their own desires.

    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my culture. Before I studied the CCU, I was not too aware about the culture of Indonesia, but after studying the CCU finally dawned on me that Indonesia is a country rich in culture, but there are still many things to be changed and improved, especially in my mindset.

    5. Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. Before I study about CCU, I have bad perception about America and American, but after I study about CCU, my perception changes. For example, before I learn about CCU, I think culture of America is wild, but after I learn CCU my perception is change, America is a country that have principle.

    6. Yes! When I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, I think what I am learning in CCU class contribute for my profession. If I worked in America as an Indonesian teacher, what I have learned in class CCU can help me when I am teaching in America.

    7. No! What I learn in CCU class just about culture not language while communicating what we need is not just a cultural language.

    8. Maybe Yes ! CCU class give me many theory about culture of America, and I think it can help me to live in America and blend with Americans people.

  15. PART II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Does Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contribute to any of your language skills? YES/NO (Explain!)
    Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. Because through this lesson, I demanded to be more frequent writing through my writings posted to the web after the lesson is completed. That way, my skills will continue to be refined by continuing to do the tasks given by my lecturers. In addition, I also trained for daring to voice opinions and speak in front of others. That way, if someday I have to speak in front of crowds, I would not be nervous anymore.
    2. To which language skill has the subject (CCU) contributed most?
    CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are required to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. That way, students are required to use the skills they have acquired during my studies and put it in a paper form of paragraphs and essays. In addition, students are also required to argue and provide feedback through the paper they make.
    3. Does CCU class help you raise awareness about American culture?
    Yes! CCU lesson is enough to help me in understanding American culture. Previously, I did not know about the ins and outs of American culture. Only one thing I know from America, that America is a country that is democratic or free. But after learning about American culture I get some knowledge. That America is not just about providing freedom in each population. But to be able to live well in America, we must have the miraculous character of Americans, namely: independent, self disciplined, honest, able to compete, helpful, and others. And through what I can from the lessons of this CCU. I can imitate the independence of an individual who is in America. For example: a child over the age of 17 years, they’ve left their parents. As a form of independence, they chose to live alone. It’s worth at an example. That to be someone who is independent, we must be able to wisely took this decision and want to try yourself.
    4. Does CCU class help you raise awareness about your own culture?
    Yes! CCU this lesson will help me awareness about the cultural state of Indonesia. Before you follow this lesson, I do not really know how important that culture to its people. After I follow this lesson, I wanted to continue to explore the culture that is owned by my country. And trying to make the culture of my country have, to a culture that can be emulated by other states. As a way of protecting and preserving the culture that is owned by my country. Examples: introduce Indonesian culture through various cultural activities. By the way welcome to dance about providing tourists who come to Bali. By so other countries will recognize Indonesian culture, especially in dance culture. And as a country that has a diversity of cultures and languages. We must continue to preserve our culture through our families first. With so culture will continue to exist.
    5. Does CCU class change your perception towards American culture?
    Yes! Lesson CCU has changed my perception of the state-owned American culture. Before learning about American culture, I think Americans are just having fun with the freedom and wealth they have. It was not like that, even though America is a free country. But they also live in accordance with the rules that exist in the country. And they not only dissipate the wealth they already have. However, they have already provided a few percent of their wealth to help people in distress. First, I think that Americans do not like to be set. However, it turns out Americans are very disciplined. They have to get used to not delay the work that they do emotion. And that most impressed me, that every child who has more than 17 years, they have independent life by not living with their parents. I get a lot of good knowledge by learning the lessons of American culture in the CCU.
    6. If you become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, do you think what you are learning in CCU class contribute to that profession?
    Yes! CCU lesson, it is contributing to my field. Because the lesson CCU, I’m used to do the work in the field of writing and speaking. So, I’ll get used to speaking in front of others and used to write an essay on the day I graduated. And lessons about American culture can I make a reference about American culture and character which is owned by Americans. So, if someday I could be a chance to go to America. I’ll find it easier to socialize with the people there. Because I’ve learned a lesson about American culture in the CCU.
    7. Do you think what you are learning in CCU class will help you in communicating with Americans?
    Yes! CCU lesson really helped me, if I am going to communicate with Americans. So, I can make American culture as a topic of conversation. In addition, the more I know about American culture, if I directly asked the American people. And I could not ask for things I know about American culture. For example: about their experiences living and live as Americans. And make the experience I got from the Americans as an important lesson, if one day I went to America. I would understand how I have to socialize in America. So the next time I need to communicate with Americans there will be much easier.
    8. Do you think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for you to live in the USA, if one day you have the opportunity to go there?
    Yes! CCU lessons easier for me to communicate with Americans. And I will better understand the situation there through the lessons of this CCU. So, I will easily socialize with Americans, if I had the opportunity to live in America. And if later I had the opportunity to stay there, I’ll find out more about American culture during this lesson has been learned in the CCU. And I feel fortunate to be able to follow this lesson. I get more insight into other countries without having to go there.

  16. PART II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes, because by learning CCU we can add our skill to analyze culture from American and we can add our skill through the CCU.
    2. Reading. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Because before we learn CCU I’m so lazy to read and analyses. In this class we try to make a essay and analyzes Culture from other country.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Because from this CCU class we get ease for learn American culture until we can know values that exist in the United States. We can also find out why the American people are so busy and hard work. From CCU class also. We can imitate the American way of how people can succeed. For example, American teenagers can success without their parents.
    4. Yes, because we can compare culture our country from other country like America we can know deficiencies from our country. For example, freedom in our country very limited especially in religious even though it was written in the rules that everyone is entitled to choose their own beliefs but still in the running of the limitations of worship defer American people in America they have right to choose their belief because the American people are not regulated by the state religion.
    5. Yes, because after learning the culture of America we have a distinctive view about the lifestyle of the American people we can imitate things positive of America as a hardworking.
    6. Yes, because a lot of good values that we can get from the lives of American like hard work, self reliance and self – discipline. For, example much American success because they have self – discipline and much American be big Boss and entrepreneur.
    7. Yes, because we already know and learn the values of American so when we met with the American people in our communication will be disconnected, for example, when we talking about “freedom” we can compare freedom in our country.
    8. Yes, because after learning CCU we have knowledge about American culture so it’s make easier if we came to America. I hope I can life in America because I want to success like American and I if I success I want gives my experience to Indonesian about how American can success.

  17. PART B

    1.Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interisting and challenging. The subjects does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. The discussion activities, especially those held in groups, require active speaking. The weekly assignment to be posted in the cyber class force me to boost my writing skills.

    2.CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are requiered to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. As a consequence, I can understand and comprehend written essays and became my motivation to continue to train me to make writing essays with attention to how to make the correct essay. Not only that, I also can develop my knowledge in thinking and provide ideas to write the main idea into my writing.

    3.Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awarreness about American culture. Because a lot of things we can know and we learn from American culture, such asa values and beliefs they have. An example is, hard work become on of the most important thing they have in their culture. So the desire to achieve success is very high. We can also learn from the values that they should be aware to us that life without effort and hadr work is wasted and have a positive impact on students in the study of American culture.

    4.Yes! CCU classes helped me increase my cultural awareness. Many of the lessons that I have received from the lesson of CCU is the recognition of the values and belifs of their culture that may not exist in my culture. Examples of competition, competition in American culture that are most important values to achieve the success that United States has always excelled in the creation of something. While our culture still lacks the soul of the competition to Excel in a very high sense of laziness and lack of attention to the success for his future. In this way, I realized that everything must be done with an effort and not despair.

    5.Yes! CCU will make me easier to live in the United States because the CCU provides a lesson in class as customs procedures and their culture. So I don’t feel strange to see the differences in different cultures. For example, when I just dagling with the American people, there, I didn’t feel like a strange because I already know their culture in the first place. But within the framework of the cultural difference that I still have to inculcate moral values and culture that I survived, although there are very different circumstances

    6.Yes! After graduating from UKI-FKIP I think that the lesson of CCU contribute to my profesion. Because of that language which I learned the English language will automatically connect to study American culture. As an example of procedure for the use of words, speech, in contrast to the language of Indonesia we have. And American culture is also a source of knowldege to impact positively on the profession for me the beyond the theory language learning course, but must also know American culture.

    7.Yes! CCU classes helped me in communicating with the Americans. Because by studying their culture, I can understand and comprehend what they are so become habits of intimacy and friendship between the two different cultures. One example, when I worked in a foreign company that will allow me to bhild positive relationships and have a positive impact such as axchange ideas about knowledge, culture, and the thins that give a positive value for the future.

    8.Yes! CCU will make me easier to live in the United States because the CCU provides a lesson in class as customs procedures and their culture. So, I don’t fell strange to see the difference cultures. For example, when I just sangling with American people. There, I didn’t feel like a strange because I already know their culture in the first place. But within the framework of the cultural difference that I still have to inculcate moral values and culture that I survived, although there are very different circumstances.

  18. “The Three Most Important American values and beliefs to Emulate”
    American country is one of the developing countries in the world. American is the Culture of the United States is a Western culture, having been originally influence by European culture. American generally shared some noticeable values and beliefs, the three most important American such as freedom, competition, and hard work.
    The first important American values and beliefs is Freedom. In 1776, the British colonial settlers declared their independence from England and established a new nation, the United States of America. They were now free from the power of the kings. In 1787, when they wrote the Constitution for their new nation, they separated church and state so that there would never be a government-supported church. The historic decisions made by those first settlers have had a profound effect on the shaping of the American character. By limiting the power of government and the churches and eliminating a formal aristocracy, the early settler created a climate of freedom where the emphasis was on the individual. The United States came to be associated in their minds with the concept of individual freedom. This is probably the most basic of all the American values. Scholars and outside observers often call this value individualism, but many American the word freedom. It is one of the most respected and popular words in the United States today. By freedom, Americans mean the desire and the right of all individuals to control their own destiny without outside interference from the government, a ruling noble class, the church, or any other organized authority. The American founding fathers felt that this concept was of utmost importance when they were deciding what the United States Of America would be, and how it would function. So much so that they wrote this line into the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Right, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness—that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The importance of this paragraph is the basis for our system of government. This is what sets the U.S. Apart from all other countries in the world. Due to limitation of the power of Government, Church and absence of Aristocracy, the early settlers created a climate of freedom with emphasis on the individual. The new independent United States (post 1776) instilled the concept of individual freedom, probably the most basic of American values. A key belief of people in individualistic cultures is that the smallest unit of survival is the individual. American culture is sometimes referred to as the “I” culture since it is the individual rather than the group which is emphasized.
    Freedom for Americans means the right of all individuals to control their own destiny without outside interference from government, a ruling class, church or other organized authority. Americans are therefore expected to take the initiative in advancing their personal interests and well-being and to be direct and assertive in interacting with others. A price is however paid for individual freedom: self-reliance. Americans believe that the individual must learn to rely on themselves or risk losing freedom. This often means achieving financial and emotional independence from parents at the earliest time possible. The need to “stand on their own feet” is considered a priority.
    Different from American, freedom in Indonesia still limited especially when people want to choose their belief because religions in Indonesia still dependent on government. Ought a democratic nation, Indonesia should be better able to appreciate the beliefs of others not restrict a person’s beliefs. In this case if Indonesia wants developing countries we must imitate Americans are freeing people to choose their own beliefs as a way of freeing people to choose the beliefs of each country Indonesia will experience no dispute anymore. In other words if government gives freedom in believe absolutely Indonesia become develop country.
    The second important is competition. If much of life is seen as a race, then a person must run the race in order to succeed; a person must compete with others, even though we know not everyone will be successful. If person has an equal chance to succeed in the United States, then many would say that it is every person’s duty to dry. Many Americans enjoy matching their energy and intelligence against those of others in a contest for success. People like to complete are often more successful than others, and many honored by being called winners. On the other hand, these who do not like to compete and those who are not successful when they try are sometimes dishonored by being called losers. Learning to compete successfully is part of growing up in the United States, and competition is encouraged by strong programs of competitive sports provided by the public schools and community groups. Competitive sports are now popular with both men and women. Americans match their intelligence against that of their neighbors in a competitive contest for success. The more successful are considered as winners. The pressures of competition in life begin in early childhood and continue until retirement. Learning to compete and win is part of growing up. Competition and the desire to win are considered healthy and desirable.
    Competition in our country different from America, if we seen Indonesia hasn’t good competition because in Indonesia if we have much money we can win from the competition whereas American they has good competition while if they strong they can win and success. As develop country Indonesia should like America while Indonesia can do competition if they want to success.
    The last importance is hard work. Hard work has been both necessary and rewarding for most American throughout their history. Because of this, they came to see material profession as the natural reward for their hard work. Most Americans, however, still believe in the value of hard work. Most believe that people should hold jobs and not live off welfare payments from the government. There have been many efforts to reform the welfare system so that people would not become dependent on welfare and stop looking for jobs to support themselves. In daily life American hasn’t time for holiday they always work because they believe if they work they can success.
    If we see Indonesia we feel if Indonesia lagged far from American. Indonesia very like if in their company or school they have free day. Moreover Indonesian also likes to relax than work. In our country if we want like American we should hard work because if we hard work we can get everything we need maybe if our country want develop we can start from our self because if we success from hard work other people also will follow we to hard work.
    Conclusion, America is one develop country so American be figure to other country. We can look from their values and belief they has three important values and belief like, freedom, competition, and hard work. If we want to success we must look habit from American because their activities make their country develop and as Indonesia we must try how American can be success maybe with we imitate other country Indonesia will be develop country.

  19. 1. Yes! CCU class contribute to my language skills. CCU study gave me the knowledge that meaningful in everyday life. Not only is getting a lot of new knowledge about American culture, I also can develop my language skills. Especially, the ability to speak and write. In the class CCU, I was assigned to discuss in groups and I also needed to make a weekly task in the form of an essay or a paragraph that must be posted in the “Cyber Classroom”. It made me know the correct way to write an essay. And hope the future can be better at writing essays.
    2. Yes! CCU class contributed the most good for my writing skills. Before attending this class, I do not know how to write a paragraph essay is good and right. However, after attending classes at CCU. I learned how to make a good essay and correct and assignments are posted weekly on the “virtual classroom” that requires me to respond to material that has been taught to write a paragraph or essay. By often I write a paragraph or essay that makes me a better idea how to write good. Similarly, the tasks in the classroom CCU practice my writing skills.
    3. Yes!CCU class helped me to raise awareness about American culture. Before I follow CCU classes, I do not know about American culture. I do not know the positive values of American country so I think the country is a poor country. By following this class, I noticed that many positive things done by the Americans. I think that America is a country that is too free, immoral and free to do anything, but after I took this class I learned that the mindset of Americans is extraordinary.
    4. Yes!class CCU raise awareness about the culture of my own, before I took this class I think that the culture of Indonesia is good, but after understanding the American culture, it’s good value there is in America we can all apply in our country. such as the culture of hard work, in Indonesia, many people who want to succeed but they are lazy to work to achieve success. Unlike Americans, they have a strong will to achieve something, they always work hard for something. We recommend that Indonesia should follow the example of the attitudes of Americans so that Indonesia could become a successful and prosperous country.
    5. Yes! CCU class changed my perception of American culture. before I attended classes at CCU, I think that America has a culture that is free and the bad. I think many Americans are very individual, who is only concerned with their own interests and ignore the others. but after I learned the American culture, changing my perception that Americans prefer to work individually, they would prefer to do things individually. However, not in every case of individual Americans, they also often perform social actions such as activities related to the charity. They are always alert when other countries are in need of special assistance funds or goods.
    6. Yes! because if I had graduated and later became a teacher I would teach the students about the American culture, I also can establish a great relationship with the American people, so I can get to know their culture and exchange ideas about the cultural differences that exist. So that I can fit into an American environment. CCU introduced me to American culture and can apply the positive values in everyday life.
    7. Yes! what I learned in class CCU will help me in communicating with the Americans. Because, as long as I follow the CCU, I was studying American culture, I also learned about the habits and values of America. Therefore, I know how to build good communication with America, and this also makes the American people understand what I mean, because I communicate in accordance with their culture. Thats way I do not feel strange if you have to communicate with Americans.
    8. Yes! Cross-Cultural Understanding Subjects can make it easier for me to live in America, if someday I have the opportunity to go there. Because, while I attended classes at CCU, I have been studying the culture and American values. Therefore, when I was there or lived there, I know what I should do or what I should avoid. So, I do not make mistakes when I’m communicating with them. Thats way they can accept me with a good attendance.

  20. Part II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes, CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. The discussion activities, especially those held in groups, require active speaking. The weekly assignment to be posted in the “caber class” forces me to boost my writing skills. And there are many benefits that I could learn the CCU. I can get to know other cultures and compare them with our culture-Indonesia.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are required to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. As a consequence we are given the opportunity to learn bit by bit, how to write a good essay, with search a website address that has been given by lecturer. And after joining this class,I know how the steps to make a good essay, starting from a thesis, topic sentence, until the body paragraphs and conclusion. I realized my mistake in writing an essay that irregular. And by learned this CCU forced me to study and study.I enjoyed learning this CCU, because in addition to studying other culture that is very interesting, I can also learn how to write correct.
    3. Yes, CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Before joining this class, I don’t know much about America. I just know a little about America, that It is the developed and developing countries, but after I joining this class,I know much about America. Such as culture of American, tradition American, and values and belief of America. American has plural culture that was brought by immigrants. The new immigrant brought different languages and different cultures to American. American has a greater diversity of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious group than any another nation on earth. Meant that accepting diversity was the only practical choice. Values and beliefs of American such as, individual freedom, equal opportunities, material wealth, self reliance, competition, hard work, self improvement, self-discipline, volunteerism, humanitarianism, free spirit, inventiveness, egalitarianism, and aggressiveness.
    4. Yes, CCU class help me raise my awareness about my own culture. Joining in this class, I know about culture that exist in Indonesia which has a lot of difference in each place. example: In the Batak tribe, “TULANG” is uncle, while in Jakarta “TULANG” is part of the body, where muscles attach. In Flores “LOMBOK” has the meaning is sauce, while in Jakarta, Lombok is chili. Before joining in CCU, I was never aware of the diversity of our culture.
    5. Yes, CCU class change my perception towards American culture. For example: before joining in this class, I see that America is bad because of cultural individual freedom, but after joining in this CCU and learn about the values, culture, and Native America, They obey the law which was built by the government. They are obedient to God by embracing the religion which is believed. America is rich in cultures, values, and beliefs that is very interesting.
    6. Yes, This class contribute my profession, because joining in this class, I not only learn another culture diversity, both in Indonesia and the United States but also how to make life not boring classes, by dividing the group to discuss as way of expression and supported also by used equipment such as LCD. For example: after graduating from CUI, I will teach students from different countries and different regions , so I know how to teach them, know what their culture, their customs, their language and how to communicate with them.
    7. Yes, because in this class, I learned how American habits when introducing and communicating. for example: In America, when the first meet, they do not like if we asked about their age, status and occupation, but for them if they are communicating, we cut it, it is a sign of our closeness with them and They like to point in asking for something and giving idea without keeping their heart. so we are not wrong to communicate with them.
    8. Yes, the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have the opportunity to go there. In this class, I learning a lot about American culture because when we want to visit another country, we must know how the people there, how they live, how their culture. So when we were there, we did not feel like a stranger. For example: In Indonesia we do not need heavy and coats long, in America during the winter we have to wear a long and heavy jacket, because there is very cold temperature.
    Thank You sir.

  21. Part II

    Answer samples:
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. The discussion activities, especially those held in groups, require active speaking. The weekly assignment to be posted in the “cyber class” forces me to boost my writing skills. But the cyber class is very good and profitable for me especially for my skills such as reading, writing, and speaking. my writing skills more stable because it often gives a response in a given task and a very good conversation improve my speaking, the existence of this class cyber provoke me to be more diligent in reading that is why it greatly increases all my language skills.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my reading and writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are required to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. As a result I could write a paragraph and essays, the CCU also taught me to read a variety of cultures, especially cultural diversity in America, Perhaps to help us Become more sensitive to cultural differences, and more accepting of Them.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. By reading American Ways , I can begin to understand themselves, their own cultures better, and taken a values approach to our discussion focusing on the traditional mainstream values that have attracted people to the United States for more than two hundred years and also know how they influence various aspects of American life.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my culture , first and foremost we learn about our own until we are confronted by a different way of doing things, we assume that everyone does things the same way that we do and thus our own culture-values-attitudes, behavior-is largely hidden from our view. When we spend time analyzing another culture, however, we begin to see our own more clearly and to understand some of the subtleties that motivate our behavior and our opinions.
    5. Yes , CCU class change my perception towards American culture. American cultures are very good and provide plenty of inspiration for me especially in a culture of family. Americans there are very good in educating their children and teach them to be more independent. For example, in America when a child is growing mature age entry level high school and beyond the responsibility of parents have their children off in school finance. And most of the kids there’s already active in fulfilling their life to be more independent.
    6. Yes, actually learning in CCU class is important not only for the teacher but also the students who need the kinds of information presented in this class, the foreign business people, but also visiting scholars or government official. I’ll contribute all that I know, all that I had studied, increase student’s awareness and understanding of the cultural values of their own country, and other countries. I’ll provide interesting cross-cultural activities in the class discussion, and topics of oral presentation, research, and writing projects.
    7. Yes , I think after I learning CCU class I can communicating with Americans because I have learn all the culture of America and more accepting of them, so I can interact with and talk with Americans.
    8. Yes , because I have know all their culture, because of CCU class I get more about them such as their culture- their values- attitudes- and behavior.

  22. Part B

    1. YES! Of course, CCU has significantly improve class skills language. CCU classes not only learn about the culture only in America, but many also improve their language skills. Many languages which I got from the previous CU I don’t know, but that’s a lot of abilities derived from this class of CCU. CCU also gave me to understand difficult concepts that I understand CCU also gives us the knowledge of cultural differences between American States, as well as, of course, our own country, and can also develop in ourselves the ability to read my class in CCU, or read a book on CCU or read the text on the Internet or anywhere.

    2. Language skills contributed CCU has the theme most are as follows: Reading, because the reading will be a large amount of knowledge acquired in the reading of this section, I prefer to know a lot of new vocabulary for me know, but is part of the brain easier to remember how to read a book or text. Reading ability will grow by itself in the development of my language skills. Read also can remember everything related to the CCU topics, because reading is the beginning of my knowing that in any case, also including the CCU.

    3. YES! because the CCU class able to increase my awareness of culture in America and also a class of my CCU is only able to develop my language skills, but also made me more aware about a lot of science in American culture, but it makes me smarter recognize culture in America. CCU class also made me understand about American beliefs, the legacy of the American frontier, a company or business in America, etnic, diversity, education in America, and also the values and belief in America, it’s also my part to increase cultural awareness that is owned by American subjects in this CCU.

    4. NO! I think the CCU class just for America, not to increase the awareness of my own dibudaya, because the culture in my own culture already has its own culture and to develop my own concern dibudaya are the people who live in my own country. But the participants CCU can also help raise awareness of my own country, so that my own country a better culture, to be able to culture the same in other countries, such as: in American culture,etc.

    5. NO! As we all know America is a superpower and many countries produce all kinds of movies, books, and others. I never changed my perception of American culture. I still agree with the American culture, American culture is very inspiring to me in any case and even American culture is rich in any culture. For example: American culture is very free with religion, never look down, never interfere with other religions, and also a very big social life. My explanation is the same as learning or knowledge that I received from the CCU class. That’s why I do not change my perception of American culture, my country in the eyes of an American culture that many of us know by many people, who do not know the American people. That’s why I did not change the perception of American culture.

    6. YES! I think after I study a class of my CCU was able to develop my work anywhere after graduation. For example: if I become an English teacher, I will develop the science of the CCU at the school that I had been accepted at a university with a draw method that make it easy and make the students understand the CCU, a method that is easy and fun to be received by the student-student-muri and students will better understand the methods of the CCU. CCU I think it’s good to apply to our students, so they know more about the countries they already know such as: culture, beliefs, differences, and ethnicity, but the teaching methods of the CCU is to make students interested in studying the CCU, how methods that will be delivered must attract and facilitate the students learn to accept the CCU.

    7. YES! Because I believe that without communicating with the American do not know everything about the United States, communication, it is important to not only understand the American culture, communication is a bridge to further explore everything related to the United States. For example, there are also people to understand about Americans, without communication, but if you will not be in vain. Communicate also allowed me to interact with the people of America and also ask the more the American people about American culture and the things that I know of Americans is about United States.

    8. YES! Because I think that by studying the CCU will help me if we stay or go there, because at first I did not know everything about America. For example: to the CCU I eased know everything about American culture, not only about culture in America, the CCU also made me know more about the U.S. such as: belief in America, the legacy of the American frontier, a company or business in America, etnic, the difference , education in America, and also the values and beliefs America, and also the American frontier that we get from the subjects in the classroom CCU, the CCU I get the science that allows me to know everything about America. CCU Otherwise I could not possibly know everything about America, with an initial CCU initially learned to know and learn everything about America.

    Thank you sir !!

  23. Part I
    Three More Important of American Values and Beliefs to emulate

    I. Introduction

    The earliest settlers came to the North American continent to establish colonies that were free from the controls that existed in European societies. They wanted to escape the controls placed on their lives by kings and governments, priests and churches, noblemen and aristocrats. To a great extent, they succeeded. In 1776, the British colonial settlers declared their independence from England and established a new nation, the United States of America. In 1789, when they wrote the Constitution for their new nation, they separated church and state so that there would never be a government-supported church. By limiting the power of the government and the churches, they created a climate of freedom where the emphasis was on the individual. Individual freedom, Equality of Opportunity and Competition, Material Wealth and Hard Work is probably the most basic of all the American values. By freedom, Americans mean the desire and the ability of all individuals to control their own destiny without outside interference from the government, a ruling noble class, the church, or any other organized authority.

    II. Three More Important of American Values and Beliefs to emulate

    There is, however, a price to be paid for this individual freedom: self-reliance. Individuals must learn to rely on themselves or risk losing freedom. This means achieving both financial and emotional independence from their parents as early as possible, usually by age 18 or 21. It means that Americans believe they should take care of themselves, solve their own problems, and “stand on their own two feet.” They think: They owe nothing to any man, they expect nothing from any man; they acquire the habit of always considering themselves as standing alone, and they are apt to imagine that their whole destiny is in their own hands.
    This strong belief in self-reliance continues today as a traditional basic American value. It is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of the American character to understand, but it is profoundly important. Most Americans believe that they must be self-reliant in order to keep their freedom. If they rely too much on the support of their families or the government or any organization, they may lose some of their freedom to do what they want. While in Indonesia This was seen in some quarters as protecting Indonesia’s domestic market by enforcing the implementation of the Indonesian National Standard to obstruct imports. This took place against a backdrop of calls for self-reliance and campaigns to buy local products. Indonesia is gripped by nervousness about export-oriented countries dumping their excess production into Indonesia as demand in the developed world slows down. This is backed up by the Indonesian business lobby who are keen to refocus their sales in Indonesia as their traditional export markets dries up. Politically, this seems to be expedient thing to do as Indonesian politicians, especially those the ruling government are gearing up for the 2009 elections and protecting jobs in Indonesia is seen as extremely important. This is coupled with growing support for shifting away from being an export-oriented economy and develop its own economy based on indigenous resources.

    The second important reason why immigrants have traditionally been drawn to the United States is the belief that everyone has a chance to succeed here. Generations of immigrants, from the earliest settlers to the present day, have come to the United States with this expectation. In the first years of American history, the hopes and dreams of many of these early immigrants were fulfilled in their new country. The lower social class did not prevent them from trying to rise to a higher social position. Many found that they did indeed have a better chance to succeed in the United States than in the old country. Because millions of these immigrants succeeded, Americans came to believe in equality of opportunity.
    It is important to understand what most Americans mean when they say they believe in equality of opportunity. They do not mean that everyone is — or should be — equal. However, they do mean that each individual should have an equal chance for success. Americans see much of life as a race for success. For them, equality means that everyone should have an equal chance to enter the race and win. In other words, equality of opportunity may be thought of as an ethical rule. It helps ensure that the race for success is a fair one and that a person does not win just because he or she was born into a wealthy family, or lose because of race or religion. This American concept of “fair play” is an important aspect of the belief in equality of opportunity. In Indonesia Differences in opportunity and treatment in employment is often rumored as a gender issue, which is then often associated as gender differences between men and women in various fields, also in obtaining employment and occupation. Gender issues are often actually been anticipated by our labor laws, even since the days of colonial Dutch East Indies, some of which are Staadblad No.348 on Occupational Health 1947 which later became Law no. 12/1948 on Occupational Health. In the law stipulated a ban employment of women, children and people muda.2
    Among decision makers and implementers at several government agencies at both central and local, have raised questions about gender with a limited explanation of the roles and responsibilities or the balance between the roles of men and women in the family and society.
    The third reason why immigrants have traditionally come to the United States is to have a better life — that is, to raise their standard of living. For the vast majority of the immigrants who came here, it was probably the most compelling reason for leaving their homeland. Because of its incredibly abundant natural resources, the United States appeared to be a “land of plenty” where millions could come to seek their fortunes. Of course, most immigrants did not “get rich overnight,” and many of them suffered terribly, but the majority of them were eventually able to improve upon their former standard of living. Even if they were not able to achieve the economic success they wanted, they could be fairly certain that their children would have the opportunity for a better life. The phrase “going from rags to riches” became a slogan for the great American Dream. Because of the vast riches of the North American continent, the dream came true for many of the immigrants. They achieved material success; they became very attached to material things. Material wealth became a value to the American people. While, one of the materials wealth in Indonesia is Along time, bamboo has been known by society as a building material. Bamboo, a natural wealth of Indonesian society actually has the advantages are very suitable as an alternative for problem solving to housing in earthquake areas. For Indonesia as a seismic area and the climate is tropical, bamboo has the advantages when used as residential building materials. Bamboo has a high enough power, ever the skin for several species of bamboo has tensile strength then steel. Besides durability, bamboo has a very long level if the true preservation process. When an earthquake occurred, houses are in the fruit of the bamboo will not immediately collapse because it is elastic and lightweight, other than it can give more time for occupants to immediately save himself. The use of bamboo as structural materials building earthquake resistant housing is still the right solution in terms of economy, convenience and adjustments to the force caused by the earthquake compared to the other roof structure material

    In conclusion, Most Americans, however, still believe in the value of hard work. They believe that people should hold jobs and not live off welfare payments from the government. The 3 values and the prices to be paid for them are ideals. There are many values and beliefs of American that we can be emulated to make our life better. It does not mean we substitute our own values but to enrich our values. Indonesia must be emulate the three values to make their life better.

    References
    Zhou Jingqiong. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2003
    Parlindungan.P.20111.https://parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/traditional-american-values-and-beliefs/

  24. PART B
    1. Yes! CCU class contribute to my language skills. With the CCU learning this I know a lot of American culture, and I also know that many cultural differences between Indonesia and America. In this case I can develop the ability to read when I read a book that explains about American culture because, a lot of words that I had never hard to find and I am saying. Does not only that also CCU also can develop my skills in speaking to my trained in English.
    2. Yes! CCU class contributed the most suitable for my listening skills. Before joining this class, I do not know clearly about American culture. In the classroom lecturer to explain all about American culture, so that students understand how American culture?. When the lecturer explained about the American culture I was immediately interested in learning this CCU and more I find that a lot of words or terms that I never knew before. So, I can enrich my vocabulary but I got a number of knowledge about American life and culture that I think is interesting to learn.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture I just found out that the State of the societies of América United States admitted that they do not have a specific culture for hereditary, but they assume that their culture is a culture of “try to be the best “. Since there is no factor of caste, religion and culture that hinder this, people in the country to trust someone who strives to be better, will be able to be the best.
    4. Yes! CCU classes help me raise my awareness about Indonesia because the Indonesian culture can mean the cultural characteristics of regions that existed before the formation of a national of Indonesia, which includes the culture of Indonesia is a whole culture of the whole range of local tribes in Indonesia. Not only that the culture of Indonesia although it varies, but basically formed and influenced by other great cultures such as Chinese culture, Indian culture and Arab culture.
    5. No! I just found out that the State of the societies of América United States recognize that they have a special hereditary culture, but it is assumed that their culture is a culture of “try to be the best “. Since there is no factor of caste, religion and culture that hinder this, people in the country to trust someone who strives to be better, will be able to be the best. Thus, CCU class does not change my perception toward the culture that American have.
    6. YES ! I think the lesson that I have learned in CCU class can contribute in teacher profession after I have graduated. For example, someday if I become an English teacher to explain again to my students about American culture that has been in the same teacher taught me when I was a student of the CCU. I want all my students know American culture what it is to increase their knowledge. I believe that education is well suited for CCU to explain to our students. If a day is one of my students they are going to United States, my students already know and understand the culture and society in the United States that has been taught by his teacher at the school.
    7. Yes! It is very useful. If one day I found myself with my United States people communicate directly with that person to practise my English language to that person, and that I wasn’t hard to communicate with the American people. If I find myself again with the American people once again I invite you to communicate more about how the culture of the State and the status of the population at United States. not only that I also get all of America from the village of United States directly. When asked me to communicate with the people of United States turns out that Americans were very happy to communicate with me and the village of United States were also very willing to say that all the of United States.
    8. No! One day I don’t want to live in United States because the majority of Americans do not have religion. Country United States in the early days of the enactment of the open door policy for immigrants coming from all over the world. Immigrants who came to America, and then decided to settle and become citizens of the United States, the Government requested not to abandon their culture and continued the practice during your stay in United States. This makes the culture of the United States to become multicultural. A variety of mixed cultures, but in general the culture of the cowboy and the country became one of the symbols and known feature of America.

  25. Part I

    Three More Important of American Values and Beliefs to emulate

    I. Introduction

    The earliest settlers came to the North American continent to establish colonies that were free from the controls that existed in European societies. They wanted to escape the controls placed on their lives by kings and governments, priests and churches, noblemen and aristocrats. To a great extent, they succeeded. In 1776, the British colonial settlers declared their independence from England and established a new nation, the United States of America. In 1789, when they wrote the Constitution for their new nation, they separated church and state so that there would never be a government-supported church. By limiting the power of the government and the churches, they created a climate of freedom where the emphasis was on the individual. Individual freedom, Equality of Opportunity and Competition, Material Wealth and Hard Work is probably the most basic of all the American values. By freedom, Americans mean the desire and the ability of all individuals to control their own destiny without outside interference from the government, a ruling noble class, the church, or any other organized authority.

    II. Three More Important of American Values and Beliefs to emulate

    There is, however, a price to be paid for this individual freedom: self-reliance. Individuals must learn to rely on themselves or risk losing freedom. This means achieving both financial and emotional independence from their parents as early as possible, usually by age 18 or 21. It means that Americans believe they should take care of themselves, solve their own problems, and “stand on their own two feet.” They think: They owe nothing to any man, they expect nothing from any man; they acquire the habit of always considering themselves as standing alone, and they are apt to imagine that their whole destiny is in their own hands.
    This strong belief in self-reliance continues today as a traditional basic American value. It is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of the American character to understand, but it is profoundly important. Most Americans believe that they must be self-reliant in order to keep their freedom. If they rely too much on the support of their families or the government or any organization, they may lose some of their freedom to do what they want. While in Indonesia This was seen in some quarters as protecting Indonesia’s domestic market by enforcing the implementation of the Indonesian National Standard to obstruct imports. This took place against a backdrop of calls for self-reliance and campaigns to buy local products. Indonesia is gripped by nervousness about export-oriented countries dumping their excess production into Indonesia as demand in the developed world slows down. This is backed up by the Indonesian business lobby who are keen to refocus their sales in Indonesia as their traditional export markets dries up. Politically, this seems to be expedient thing to do as Indonesian politicians, especially those the ruling government are gearing up for the 2009 elections and protecting jobs in Indonesia is seen as extremely important. This is coupled with growing support for shifting away from being an export-oriented economy and develop its own economy based on indigenous resources.

    The second important reason why immigrants have traditionally been drawn to the United States is the belief that everyone has a chance to succeed here. Generations of immigrants, from the earliest settlers to the present day, have come to the United States with this expectation. In the first years of American history, the hopes and dreams of many of these early immigrants were fulfilled in their new country. The lower social class did not prevent them from trying to rise to a higher social position. Many found that they did indeed have a better chance to succeed in the United States than in the old country. Because millions of these immigrants succeeded, Americans came to believe in equality of opportunity.
    It is important to understand what most Americans mean when they say they believe in equality of opportunity. They do not mean that everyone is — or should be — equal. However, they do mean that each individual should have an equal chance for success. Americans see much of life as a race for success. For them, equality means that everyone should have an equal chance to enter the race and win. In other words, equality of opportunity may be thought of as an ethical rule. It helps ensure that the race for success is a fair one and that a person does not win just because he or she was born into a wealthy family, or lose because of race or religion. This American concept of “fair play” is an important aspect of the belief in equality of opportunity. In Indonesia Differences in opportunity and treatment in employment is often rumored as a gender issue, which is then often associated as gender differences between men and women in various fields, also in obtaining employment and occupation. Gender issues are often actually been anticipated by our labor laws, even since the days of colonial Dutch East Indies, some of which are Staadblad No.348 on Occupational Health 1947 which later became Law no. 12/1948 on Occupational Health. In the law stipulated a ban employment of women, children and people muda.2
    Among decision makers and implementers at several government agencies at both central and local, have raised questions about gender with a limited explanation of the roles and responsibilities or the balance between the roles of men and women in the family and society.
    The third reason why immigrants have traditionally come to the United States is to have a better life — that is, to raise their standard of living. For the vast majority of the immigrants who came here, it was probably the most compelling reason for leaving their homeland. Because of its incredibly abundant natural resources, the United States appeared to be a “land of plenty” where millions could come to seek their fortunes. Of course, most immigrants did not “get rich overnight,” and many of them suffered terribly, but the majority of them were eventually able to improve upon their former standard of living. Even if they were not able to achieve the economic success they wanted, they could be fairly certain that their children would have the opportunity for a better life. The phrase “going from rags to riches” became a slogan for the great American Dream. Because of the vast riches of the North American continent, the dream came true for many of the immigrants. They achieved material success; they became very attached to material things. Material wealth became a value to the American people. While, one of the materials wealth in Indonesia is Along time, bamboo has been known by society as a building material. Bamboo, a natural wealth of Indonesian society actually has the advantages are very suitable as an alternative for problem solving to housing in earthquake areas. For Indonesia as a seismic area and the climate is tropical, bamboo has the advantages when used as residential building materials. Bamboo has a high enough power, ever the skin for several species of bamboo has tensile strength then steel. Besides durability, bamboo has a very long level if the true preservation process. When an earthquake occurred, houses are in the fruit of the bamboo will not immediately collapse because it is elastic and lightweight, other than it can give more time for occupants to immediately save himself. The use of bamboo as structural materials building earthquake resistant housing is still the right solution in terms of economy, convenience and adjustments to the force caused by the earthquake compared to the other roof structure material

    In conclusion, Most Americans, however, still believe in the value of hard work. They believe that people should hold jobs and not live off welfare payments from the government. The 3 values and the prices to be paid for them are ideals. There are many values and beliefs of American that we can be emulated to make our life better. It does not mean we substitute our own values but to enrich our values. Indonesia must be emulate the three values to make their life better.

    References
    Zhou Jingqiong. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2003
    Parlindungan.P.20111.https://parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/traditional-american-values-and-beliefs/

  26. Part II

    1. Yes, I think Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contributes to any of my language skills because this subject trains me to think about American culture. The culture is very different from Indonesia. Therefore, I try to differ it one by one, what the strength and what the weakness are from both culture. The most important thing from this subject is the meeting is not only in the classroom, we can also study and get material from blog. Through this way, I can improve my language skills both in real and cyber world.

    2. I think CCU class contributed most of my writing skill. With the material about culture, it makes me to write everything in my mind to complete some exercises in the book and also in the blog. Almost all of the exercises are formed single paragraph or an essay, so I should focus in my writing skill to finish the exercises. Also in this mid-term test, I should finish it by writing an essay. I think the essay is complicated, but I try to write it well.

    3. I agree that CCU class helps me raise awareness about American culture because almost all of the materials are about American culture. The material tells about American values and beliefs. With its values and beliefs, America is most successful country in this world now. Looking for America, I try to think about our lovely country, Indonesia. I try to differ the culture between Indonesia and America. I also think can Indonesia become successful country like America with our culture now?

    4. Yes, through CCU class, I raise my awareness of Indonesian culture. This material make me think about situation and condition of Indonesia now. We know that Indonesia is a rich country, it has diverse culture from many regions but why Indonesia look like a poor country? Some countries try to steal our culture and make it become their own culture. Now, voting for new 7 wonders in the world, Indonesia represents Komodo Island for the new 7 wonders of world. I try to vote Komodo Island through an SMS to 9818, I hope Komodo Island becomes the new wonder of world and Indonesia is being famous in the world.

    5. Yes, I think CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. I think Indonesia should learn from America especially in the value points. I am very interested in hard working of American people. They spend their times for working and studying, so they become a good and competitive people. Looking for Indonesia, a lot of our people spend their time only for playing. I try to apply this “hard work” in my life, I wish I will become a successful people.

    6. Yes, I think what I am learning in CCU class contribute to my profession in the future. This subject gives me a lot of knowledge about awareness and perception of Indonesia culture. I can apply the positive values of the culture in my profession, like hard working, self-improvement, and self-discipline. With these points, I can improve my skill in my profession anytime and anywhere and I also hope that I will become a success people.

    7. Yes, I think what I am learning in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans. I have learned about American culture with this subject, so I recognize the culture of Americans. I can apply what I have learned from this subject to communicate to Americans. I hope I can go to foreign country like America. If I go to America someday, I will try to learn the culture of Americans directly, so I get more knowledge from its culture.

    8. Yes, I agree that the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have the opportunity to go there. By living in the America, I can face the culture of Americans, like by communicating to them directly. In CCU class, I get knowledge about American culture only in theory, but by living in America, I can get the knowledge about American culture in practice aspect.

  27. Three More Important of American Values and Beliefs to emulate

    I. Introduction

    The earliest settlers came to the North American continent to establish colonies that were free from the controls that existed in European societies. They wanted to escape the controls placed on their lives by kings and governments, priests and churches, noblemen and aristocrats. To a great extent, they succeeded. In 1776, the British colonial settlers declared their independence from England and established a new nation, the United States of America. In 1789, when they wrote the Constitution for their new nation, they separated church and state so that there would never be a government-supported church. By limiting the power of the government and the churches, they created a climate of freedom where the emphasis was on the individual. Individual freedom, Equality of Opportunity and Competition, Material Wealth and Hard Work is probably the most basic of all the American values. By freedom, Americans mean the desire and the ability of all individuals to control their own destiny without outside interference from the government, a ruling noble class, the church, or any other organized authority.

    II. Three More Important of American Values and Beliefs to emulate

    There is, however, a price to be paid for this individual freedom: self-reliance. Individuals must learn to rely on themselves or risk losing freedom. This means achieving both financial and emotional independence from their parents as early as possible, usually by age 18 or 21. It means that Americans believe they should take care of themselves, solve their own problems, and “stand on their own two feet.” They think: They owe nothing to any man, they expect nothing from any man; they acquire the habit of always considering themselves as standing alone, and they are apt to imagine that their whole destiny is in their own hands.
    This strong belief in self-reliance continues today as a traditional basic American value. It is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of the American character to understand, but it is profoundly important. Most Americans believe that they must be self-reliant in order to keep their freedom. If they rely too much on the support of their families or the government or any organization, they may lose some of their freedom to do what they want. While in Indonesia This was seen in some quarters as protecting Indonesia’s domestic market by enforcing the implementation of the Indonesian National Standard to obstruct imports. This took place against a backdrop of calls for self-reliance and campaigns to buy local products. Indonesia is gripped by nervousness about export-oriented countries dumping their excess production into Indonesia as demand in the developed world slows down. This is backed up by the Indonesian business lobby who are keen to refocus their sales in Indonesia as their traditional export markets dries up. Politically, this seems to be expedient thing to do as Indonesian politicians, especially those the ruling government are gearing up for the 2009 elections and protecting jobs in Indonesia is seen as extremely important. This is coupled with growing support for shifting away from being an export-oriented economy and develop its own economy based on indigenous resources.

    The second important reason why immigrants have traditionally been drawn to the United States is the belief that everyone has a chance to succeed here. Generations of immigrants, from the earliest settlers to the present day, have come to the United States with this expectation. In the first years of American history, the hopes and dreams of many of these early immigrants were fulfilled in their new country. The lower social class did not prevent them from trying to rise to a higher social position. Many found that they did indeed have a better chance to succeed in the United States than in the old country. Because millions of these immigrants succeeded, Americans came to believe in equality of opportunity.
    It is important to understand what most Americans mean when they say they believe in equality of opportunity. They do not mean that everyone is — or should be — equal. However, they do mean that each individual should have an equal chance for success. Americans see much of life as a race for success. For them, equality means that everyone should have an equal chance to enter the race and win. In other words, equality of opportunity may be thought of as an ethical rule. It helps ensure that the race for success is a fair one and that a person does not win just because he or she was born into a wealthy family, or lose because of race or religion. This American concept of “fair play” is an important aspect of the belief in equality of opportunity. In Indonesia Differences in opportunity and treatment in employment is often rumored as a gender issue, which is then often associated as gender differences between men and women in various fields, also in obtaining employment and occupation. Gender issues are often actually been anticipated by our labor laws, even since the days of colonial Dutch East Indies, some of which are Staadblad No.348 on Occupational Health 1947 which later became Law no. 12/1948 on Occupational Health. In the law stipulated a ban employment of women, children and people muda.2
    Among decision makers and implementers at several government agencies at both central and local, have raised questions about gender with a limited explanation of the roles and responsibilities or the balance between the roles of men and women in the family and society.
    The third reason why immigrants have traditionally come to the United States is to have a better life — that is, to raise their standard of living. For the vast majority of the immigrants who came here, it was probably the most compelling reason for leaving their homeland. Because of its incredibly abundant natural resources, the United States appeared to be a “land of plenty” where millions could come to seek their fortunes. Of course, most immigrants did not “get rich overnight,” and many of them suffered terribly, but the majority of them were eventually able to improve upon their former standard of living. Even if they were not able to achieve the economic success they wanted, they could be fairly certain that their children would have the opportunity for a better life. The phrase “going from rags to riches” became a slogan for the great American Dream. Because of the vast riches of the North American continent, the dream came true for many of the immigrants. They achieved material success; they became very attached to material things. Material wealth became a value to the American people. While, one of the materials wealth in Indonesia is Along time, bamboo has been known by society as a building material. Bamboo, a natural wealth of Indonesian society actually has the advantages are very suitable as an alternative for problem solving to housing in earthquake areas. For Indonesia as a seismic area and the climate is tropical, bamboo has the advantages when used as residential building materials. Bamboo has a high enough power, ever the skin for several species of bamboo has tensile strength then steel. Besides durability, bamboo has a very long level if the true preservation process. When an earthquake occurred, houses are in the fruit of the bamboo will not immediately collapse because it is elastic and lightweight, other than it can give more time for occupants to immediately save himself. The use of bamboo as structural materials building earthquake resistant housing is still the right solution in terms of economy, convenience and adjustments to the force caused by the earthquake compared to the other roof structure material

    In conclusion, Most Americans, however, still believe in the value of hard work. They believe that people should hold jobs and not live off welfare payments from the government. The 3 values and the prices to be paid for them are ideals. There are many values and beliefs of American that we can be emulated to make our life better. It does not mean we substitute our own values but to enrich our values. Indonesia must be emulate the three values to make their life better.

    References
    Zhou Jingqiong. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2003
    Parlindungan.P.20111.https://parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/traditional-american-values-and-beliefs/

  28. Evyona Sinulingga (0912150009)

    Part II
    1. Yes ! Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contribute to any my language skill. about the culture, where culture has differences with our own culture, in my opinion it is very interesting, because it involves our minds to want to understand and learn more about the culture of another country. besides learning the CCU also helped me a lot in developing or building my knowledge, for example in terms of building vocabulary, in the presence of CCU this study indirectly require me to build a better vocabulary, especially to build or develop my language skills, especially in I think learning the language English. So Cross Cultural Understanding contribute a lot in my language development.

    2. Yes ! Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contributed the most to my writing skills. since I started learning CCU fare to their ideas and make comparisons how to write a good and true in an academic essay. Because , in this CCU class we always get a exercise or homework as a student in the form of essays, so indirectly it requires me to train myself how to pour what I have gained in written form and learn how to create an essay written by a good and right in accor dance with academic essays, as a result of the skills I learned CCU increasing, especially in terms of writing.

    3. Yes! Cross Cultural Understanding classes helped me increase my awareness about the America culture. Because mostly American culture, it also has many similarities with Indonesian culture and American culture actually provide a positive impact on most of the world’s population. For example, in the economy, Americans have a culture that works hardware that is often called with time is money, so it consideration for us as full and proper in all the planning work that we make, including in this case for example in politics politics democrats who gave freedom to every individual in determining his choice, so it is which caused a lot of countries that have used these principles included in the general election.

    4. Yes! After studying at CCU class, I realized that the CCU has helped me raise awareness about our own culture, because in my classroom CCU should understand how the American culture, and after I made the comparison with the culture of our own nation, I realize that we does have some of the same culture with Americans, but the difference is in its implementation is still very different from America , we do have the same opportunity “in terms of achieving success” but this sometimes does not apply to people who are less able,, probably because economic constraints which caused some of the people we do not have the opportunity to develop their skills, for example in terms of education, we all have the same right to obtain the best possible education, but in because of low economic situation so much of our society can not go to school accordance with their expectations.
    So this made me realize how much our culture is very necessary in the fix back into the better.

    5. Yes! According to me, the Cross Cultural Understanding class can changed my perception of American culture, because , after learning in the classroom CCU about American culture. I fare much new knowledge about their culture, which, they have the culture and values like hard work and self-discipline, and it is not I saw in Indonesian culture, because, when I see Indonesia is not discipline, including myself and therefore , changed my perception is that most of their culture, I think is very necessary in such an example by our nation’s culture of hard work and discipline self is, I think it changed my perception of myself in order to learn to be a man of discipline, such discipline in time, learn, and learn to work hard to achieve what I expected, in the sense of working hard to become a better for the future.

    6. Yes! Cross Cultural Understanding is studying in class contribute to my profession for the future because, in the CCU class we learn a lot about both cultures, such as their culture is synonymous with hard-working and high discipline , in my opinion it really contribute to my future as a teacher , because by studying the culture and apply it in everyday life that will transform myself into a better for example, be a professional teacher, hard working and disciplined in teaching and in time, then indirectly it will also contribute to I later changed their students will be students who are disciplined and willing to work hard, because they also have examples of teachers who discipline their own. So in my opinion, studying in class CCU not only contribute to me but contribute to us for the future.

    7. Yes! In my opinion with the existence of this CCU learning, will help me, when communicating with Americans, why? because by studying the CCU, we will better understand their culture like: as their customs, their traditional foods as well as understand how the regulations apply to their environment, for example, if we have learned about their culture, so when we communicate with them , we can just blend in and were adapted to their environment, which as we already know what-what should we express, so it will facilitate and communicate fluently with them. But conversely, if we do not understand their culture, then it will make it harder to communicate, even could lead to misunderstanding.

    8. Yes! Through of CCU if I have the opportunity to go there .I no longer need to learn about how the culture America, how about their values and beliefs because, before I go there I had understood many about their culture , about their values and beliefs .Thus if I had the opportunity I will easier to adapt with them, I also understanding how about their daily activities such as how the way to eat, how to ask something about a place maybe because , all of about their culture I already know and in my conclusion subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make me easier to go there and live there.

  29. PART II

    1. Yes, because give me more knowledge in my speaking skill but depend if I read the book of Cross Culture Understanding without speak a lot of the material it’s makes me does not improve my English speaking skill but when I read and speak also I’m sure that I will have a chance to more practice in speaking English. Writing also will improve when I learned it.

    2. Improve my reading skill and my knowledge about American
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    3. Yes. Because learn the CCU class and read it makes me know more knowledge believe and how they live together in environment social society
    • . Individual Freedom and Self Reliance
    • Equality of opportunity and competition.
    • Material wealth and hard work

    4. Yes, learn CCU makes me realize that I thank GOD because in this country I have also the values. Likes respect my parent, each of us can help others, spirit of care to another people like if someone has a problem the neighbor will help or person who lives near oneself will do something to help. I’m proud to be Indonesian.

    5. Not really but of course learn CCU give me more knowledge about American culture like what is life like in their country, values that they hold.

    6. Yes of course, as a English teacher, learn CCU will contribute me because I will give a lot of information to all of my students. Or I can give motivation to them that they can go to America to get a chance and challenge to get a better life.

    7. Yes of course, I will build the comunicating and has a chance to get a lot of friends, I know and have a knowledge about the American values and that makes me richly experiences in friendship. Actually each of us can feel comfortable when we know someone be closer to us through the culture, values and friendship we have already built it.

    8. Yesss, Amin Sir. Learn CCU will make it easier to me to live in the USA, because in CCU I learn what are their custom, what do the people bilieve in, what do they values most

  30. PART II

    1. Yes, in the CCU class greatly contributes to me to improve my ability in the English language. But also can expand my horizons to be able to know various aspects of culture in the culture in America. In this course I was also in demand to always give my opinion in a different topic every week. And I think it’s very good. I should be able to make good writing and must pay attention to grammar in English as well. There are also discussions in the group that really helped me to solve an existing topic.
    2. CCU class contributed the most to my writing skills. Why did I choose this? Because I think just writing that really gives me the greatest contribution to this subject. Before I joined in this class, I do not know clearly about how to write well and correctly. But in this class, every week I was in demand to be able to give my comments on each topic are given by my lecturers. In this case also greatly increased my use of grammar in English is good and well. Surely this is a positive thing that I got in this class. I hope that through the existence of this class I can develop my writing to become better.
    3. Yes. Before I joined this class, I am really lack knowledge of the culture in America. I know America is super power state in which everything is readily available just like that. But after I studied the culture of America itself I just know that everything that has been achieved by the American people’s hard work because the American peoples themselves. They are always trying to bend over backwards to be able to achieve what he wants. For example, I quote in my essay above is “As We Know, America is the world super power that the majority of its citizens to live independently please with what he has. They also like to work hard to get what they want. America is also famous for individual freedom. Their parents have to educate them since childhood to live independently and be Able to fight for life in the future. As I quoted from ‘kayanabatikmadura.wordpress.com’ that individual freedom is one of the highest in American culture. I think this is good. Because it can not restrict a person to work to transform his country into the State a better and more advanced again. Because is in general one does not like the limits; one would prefer to be Able to express their self more. It also can easily open the way think the person to be Able to Accept New Things in Their Life. Example, Such as globalization increasingly. If we are limited by something we would be very difficult to accept this. That’s why I approve of individual freedom for every citizen. In Addition, Americans also have always worked hard for what their wants and does not depend on others.
    4. Yes. CCU class helped me to really raise awareness about my own culture. Why? I became really aware of the two cultures in different countries. After I joined this class, I became able to compare the culture in Indonesia with the existing culture in America. For example, I strongly agree with the culture of American independent and hardworking. Self-contained here is intended that we should not depend on someone else entirely. But this can also be combined with a culture of mutual help Indonesia. Between self-reliance and mutual cooperation it is very good. Try to imagine if a State has a value in cultures that combine self-reliance and mutual cooperation of a State that can definitely be a good state. Next is a hard worker. As we know, someone who is diligent / hardworking will easily achieve its goals. Therefore, if a State makes the hard work as a value in a culture, it is certain that the State can become a developed country. Because a hard worker always has a variety of ways to make himself as hardworking and not lazy. In my opinion, these two things is a good thing that we can take in American culture to our country. In addition, two cultures that we can also match with a culture of mutual cooperation in Indonesia.
    5. Yes. CCU class changed my perception of American culture. Before I joined this class, I really do not know as much detail as this is about culture in America. What I do know that American culture was limited pleasure-loving. It was not like that. Apparently Americans have cultural value as well, Such as individual freedom, equal opportunities, material wealth, self reliance, competition, hard work, self improvement, self-discipline, volunteerism, humanitarianism, free spirit, inventiveness, egalitarianism, and aggressiveness.
    6. In my opinion, if I became an English teacher later what I’ve learned in this classes exist that contribute to the CCU and some are not contributing in a material depends on what I would later teach. Examples of contributing, if any discussion of cultural values in America I understand more than one level on my student. And examples that do not contribute to, if at the time I was teaching about grammar course that I teach only a good grammar and correct. I think like that.
    7. Yes. CCU class really helped me in communicating with the American people. Previously I have experience of practice talking to strangers, usually just me and my friends are talking about the culture in Indonesia and talk about things that exist in Indonesia. But after I joined the class of CCU, I get knowledge about the culture of other countries especially the United States. Maybe if I want to practice speaking English with foreigners, I will discuss also about the culture in America.
    8. Yes. According to my understanding of cultures outside our own culture will make it easier to stay and settle on a culture itself. If at any time I can settle in the country’s super power, I would already know a bit about the culture there. So, I can easily to adapt to the environment in there about the values and cultures that exist.

  31. PART II

    1.Yes! CCU class very contribute my all of language skill, since I learned to cross cultural understanding, I became more motivated to learn interesting things from this lesson, which directly I want to read the lesson material, and I often find new words in the discussion thus adding to my vocabulary, but it is this Increasing also my speaking ability, because in this class to discuss an issue often discussed together and express our opinions, other than that in a given task really helped me in developing my writing skill to be better because every task assigned is required to writing on a blog or often referred to as “cyber class”, so that almost all the skill in the language used in this class and that is why this class really helped me in developing my language skills.

    2.Yes ! CCU class most contribute in my writing abilities, because in this class of colleger required to be able to write well, for example in writing an argument, paragraph, or even essays. whereas before I took this class I do not quite understand or know about how to write an argument, paragraph or even write a good essay and correctly. but in the presence of a given task through “cyber class” I am trying to write well, and with frequent corrected precisely what made me aware of my shortcomings performance writing and make it better in writing.

    3.Yes! certainly further enhance my sense of caring for the culture or the values of America, because I originally did not want to know or love in American culture, but now I would like to explore American culture because culture is evident from a lot of things are very positive and worth the money imitated by our country if we want our country forward and not only grow as the American example in which an American culture that really work hard and always develop the ability to be better.

    4.Yes! of course it also makes me further enhance my sense of caring for the culture in my own country, because to me the existence of this learning better able to know these things anything from American country that is not good if it occurs in the eastern region, like Indonesia for example, are still highly respects the cultural and moral values that will not fade by the influence of one country or even days, for example in America is very free country, or even too freely it is diametrically opposed to Indonesia, this is one point that makes me more care about me after I learned the culture of this CCU.

    5.Yes! of course, since I joined the CCU CLASS changed my view of American culture that I so far know, a lot of new things that I know of America’s cultural life as just a small sample of the most striking to me is that I often think that children in American family was very spoiled and do what you like as compared with children in my country (Indonesia), but apparently it’s wrong, I am studying with CCU, I found out that children in America is taught to be independent and seek their own childhood, with leave to sleep in your own room (do not join with the parents as a baby), and for adolescents who are above 20 years are obliged to leave his parents or to leave his comfort zone so far they have to work, have a home and pay his own life, and can make their own decisions for his personal life, when compared with life in Indonesia is very contradictory at all, and much like my view of American life before I joined the CCU class.

    6.Yes! after I graduated from FKIP UKI certainly the lessons I learned is very helpful for my future, for example if one day I had the opportunity for teaching in the classroom or school or an international institution that has even more direct relationship with America, and of the values and culture that I learned during this current will be greatly helped me in adjusting to, communicate, or even in following the way they work and maybe I can competition with them to achieve a prestige thing in my life.

    7.Yes! by learning to Cross Cultural Understanding this has helped me to communicate with the American people, because I know how to style and manner of speech of the American people are to the pint and firmly impressed when they want to convey opinions, discussions or while solving a problem , so I was also able to follow their speech, so that they can understand and know what I mean and can eliminate misunderstandings in communicating with each other.

    8.Yes! of course I must have been very helpful at all if one day I had the opportunity to go there or stay there, by learning this I know in detail how the lives of real Americans, to understand what followed, how their beliefs, etc. so I do not feel clumsy. for example, just how many of their religion in the country, or the social life and society they are very ignorant or free so rarely cause conflicts between neighbors, they are also very pleased to the point of a case or matter, so that if one day I became a part of society America, I will quickly be able to adapt to the values and culture in America.

  32. 1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. in this course I learned a lot about cross-cultural and cultural diversity found in Indonesia and not only that in this course I can also dig again my horizons in the field of writing and speaking, because the lecturer is seeking to make students more active in class, with group activities students can express their own opinion easily, that’s why I argue that the CCU class helped me to dig my language skills.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. in this subject, lecturer tend to assign the task in the form of an academic essay. Each week student must answer the questions from the lessons that have been presented previously by writing an essay and send it through the blog. I personally think is very helpful for many students, especially to further hone my skills again in the field of writing and more carefully to determine the appropriate vocabulary to use in every sentence is to be conveyed.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Before I did not quite understand about the ins and outs of American culture. I just know that America is one of big country that has freedom to any people either in dress or in a career. But in this course I learned about how the background of America become a big country and what American cultural values that are considered essential until now. Example, the value of independence. We know that Americans are an independent person, able to seek their own without waiting for help from others. even children who have been over the age of eighteen would prefer not to live with her parents and trying to find his own work, this is one of value that we can learn from the Americans to support herself independently.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own cultural. actually, before I attended this course, I was the one who did not consider that Indonesian culture is important for me to learn, but after I follow this course and always present in this course I was so excited to recognize cultural diversity in Indonesia and make me aware that I should know the cultural history in own country is one of the important lessons that should belong to every citizen of Indonesia to introduce own cultural diversity in other countries, so that no more indigenous cultures of our country are free to be stolen in neighboring countries. Example, we know that Indonesia consists of diverse cultures such as Javanese, Batak, Madurese and other, of each from these areas have their respective cultures, for example java with soft and weak attitude and Batak with tough stance. One day my teacher ever said to us, we must behave like Javaness and appearance like Manadoness and be a people who work hard like Batakness. These are some examples we can learn from the culture of Indonesia.
    5. Yes! CCU class change my perception towards in American culture. before attending this class, I think that Americans are people who love spend their time to hang out and having fun, this is because of freedom possessed by each individual in there. But this perception changed after I learned about their culture in the course of CCU. American country is a country that gives freedom to every citizen but does not mean that people can live freely without regulation. They are also learn to live independently in accordance with the values that they consider important, since independence, they learn to be responsible about their future and think time is money. Use time to work more important than just having fun.
    6. Yes! Learning CCU can contribute my profession. CCU is an important case study for my profession as a teacher in the future. In this course I learned a lot about the culture contained in Indonesia and the United States, not only that this subject also be able to explore my horizons again in writing and speaking. As a prospective English teacher I must understand a lot about language skills, especially speaking and writing. These lessons can usual me to be more study again, especially in field of writing that is sure to be very useful in future.
    7. Yes! CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans. Studying the culture and background of American States, we can easier to communicate with them and it will make them feel much respect when we know about their history and culture and can make it as a topic of conversation. Example, when we follow educational scholarships to American and we passed it, learning that we can get from the CCU class is very important for us to communicate with them in there.
    8. Yes! Study about Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me if one day I have opportunity to go there. Because learning CCU makes me familiar with the culture and values of America. So, it will be easier for me to adapt with american people and the surrounding environment in there.

  33. PART 2
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture from another country is very interesting. I like learning the culture from the other countries, I can find the tradition from it’s country. By this subject,my knowledge about the culture are Enrich, before joining this subject, I do not know about the culture of the American at all, I do not know about American values and beliefs. This subject also makes me understand how to write a good essay because every week I write on the blog and give an opinion of the lessons that I already learned
    2. Yes! CCU class Contributed most to my writing skills, before joining this class, I do not know about how to write a good essay. I do not know how the steps to write a good essay, by this class, each student is required to write an essay or a paragraph, by this lesson my writing skills is better than before, the lecturer also guide me on how to write a good essay, if there are errors in my writing my lecturer will give an advice of how to fix that
    3. Yes! CCU class help me to raise awareness about American culture. before I joining this class, I do not know about American culture as a whole. I did not realize so many positive values of America that can be taken and applied in their daily lives. through this class, I realized that many of the wonderful things I have not done as American citizens have done. I was thinking that America is a nation that is too free, no moral respect, I think that Americans are very free in any case, they are free to do anything without thinking about other people, but through this class I understand, Americans is free country, but their mindset is incredible. Americans do not have a religious institution such as in Indonesia but the people there are very harmonious and guaranteed by the government
    4. Yes! CCU class raise my awareness about my own culture , before attending this class I think that the culture of Indonesia is good, but after studying the american culture, there are many cultures in Indonesia that should be applied in our country. such as the culture of working hard, Indonesia lacks of the will to work. in indonesia, many people who want to succeed but they are to not working hard to achieve that success. they prefer to reach by way of instant everything, unlike the Americans, they have a strong will to achieve something, they are also a workaholic. They survive by their own feet. Indonesia should follow the example of the culture so that Indonesia could soon be a developed country like the American
    5. Yes! CCU class changed my perception of culture in America. I was thinking that Americans tend to have highly individualistic nature, they love to do everything and selfish, they are introvert, they do not need anyone else in their lives. but after I learned the CCU, it changed my perception about it, doing everything by yourself is not always bad, even better to struggle on their own feet rather than rely on others, we should be able to do anything themselves, we should be able to deal with any case own
    6. Yes! because if I had graduated and become a teacher and will teach the students about about American culture to my students, I also will have a great relationship with Americans people, so that I know more about their culture and can discuss about the culture to each other. So that I can have a good relation with American people. CCU equip me so that I understand how the American culture or even be able to apply it in daily life
    7. Yes! the CCU can facilitate me in communicating with the American people, because I already know about the different kinds of American culture, I can dive into their lives, and can have a good relationship with american. Another person familiar with the culture it was amusing, if someday I have a relationship with the American I will talk about the culture of each country and discuss about the culture. know the culture of others is remarkable, this lesson makes me able communicate with the American people

    8. Yes! through CCU I can understand about the American culture, if I have the opportunity to go to America I already understand about the culture there, I no longer need to learn about how the culture there, I’d be more comfortable with American friends because I know well about their culture, I know about their beliefs and value . if I had the opportunity to go there, I also know how to adapt with them,I can put myself on the basis of their culture that I already know, I also can more easily get along with them because I understand about their customs or culture, if I can go to America, the whole culture they absorbed me and I will apply their daily lives in a positive thing

  34. RIRIS NAINGGOLAN
    0812150008
    CCU

    “Three Most Important American Values and Beliefs to Emulate”
    I. Introduction
    If you asked most Americans what the cultural values in the U.S. are, you might get some blank stares, or a statement of some basic beliefs. The question may seem simple, but the answer is quite complex. In a society as highly diverse as the United States, there is likely to be a multitude of answers.
    American culture has been enriched by the values and belief systems of virtually every part of the world. Consequently, it is impossible to be comprehensive. Nevertheless, a few selected values are at the core of the American value system.
    The United States of America is the most religious and most religiously diverse of all Western industrialized nations. American political and social histories are indecipherable without references to its religious history, so influential have religious groups and ideology been over the centuries. Particularly interesting is the fact that his religious diversity and religious devotion is enhanced by the traditional separation of church and state – something which conservative religious groups seek to undermine.
    The United States of America is the most religious and most religiously diverse of all Western industrialized nations. American political and social histories are indecipherable without references to its religious history, so influential have religious groups and ideology been over the centuries. Particularly interesting is the fact that his religious diversity and religious devotion is enhanced by the traditional separation of church and state – something which conservative religious groups seek to undermine.
    II. “Three Most Important American Values and Beliefs to Emulate”
    Although the population of the United States accounts for only about 5 percent of the total population of the world, the American use up about 25 percent of the world’s energy per year, generating about seven pounds of trash and garbage per person each day. Only a country that has great abundance could afford to throw so much away. America has sometimes been criticized as a ‘throw-away’ country, a land where there is so much abundance that people are sometimes viewed as wasteful.
    Sociologist Robin Williams attempted to offer a list of basic values in the United States:
    Achievement, efficiency, material comfort, nationalism, equality and the supremacy of science and reason, over faith. There are certain ideals and values, rooted in the country’s history, which many Americans share. These are: FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, PRAGMATISM, VOLUNTEERISM, MOBILITY, PATRIOTISM, PROGRESS, AMERICAN DREAM.
    In this paper I choose three of them. They are:
    1. Individualism
    Americans’ notion of freedom focuses on the individual, and individualism has strong philosophical roots in America. Thomas Jefferson believed that a free individual’s identity should be held sacred and that his or her dignity and integrity should not be violated. America’s 19th c. Transcendentalists philosophers (Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller) argued for more individual self-reliance. Encouraged individuals to trust in themselves and their own consciences and to revolt against routine and habitual paths of conduct. Early 20th c. Pragmatists (James, Dewey) insisted upon the individual’s ability to control his or her fate. Individualism, understood not only as self-reliance but also as economic self-sufficiency, has been a central theme in American history (frontiers heroes who braved the wilderness alone, farmers whose success depended on their ability to confront the hardships of land and resourcefulness, the celebration of the small businessman who became a financial success on his own; individual proprietorship in business is still extolled as the ideal). + “Self-made man” like B.Franklin.
    2. Volunteerism
    Means people helping people through privately initiated, rather than government-sponsored, agencies. Volunteers are highly motivated people, workers who organize themselves and others to solve a particular community problem or meet an immediate social need, rather then waiting for someone else – usually the govt- to do it. The willingness to participate in such groups is so widespread that six out of ten Americans are members of a volunteer organization. Volunteerism reflects Americans’ optimistic pride in their ability to work out practical solutions themselves. Americans like to form associations of different kind (Tocqueville and Mead wrote about that). For example, we can see from the Aceh’s earthquake, the first person who arrives in that province is American. They are very response and try to give the best that they can do. In my word, they are taking care about people who lives the other country.

    3. Mobility
    Tocqueville in “Democracy in America” wrote: In the United States a man builds a house to spend his latter years in it, and he sells it before the roof is on: he plants a garden, and lets it just as the trees are coming into bearing: he brings a field into tillage, and leaves other men to gather the crops: he embraces a profession and gives it up: he settles in a place which he soon afterwards leaves, to carry his changeable longings elsewhere.” American’s habit. As a nation of immigrants, Americans have shared from the beginning the assumption that the practical solution to a problem is to move elsewhere and make a fresh start. Mobility in America is not a sign of aimlessness but optimism (hoping to secure a better job or enjoy a warmer climate: after the WWII inner migration from the Frost Belt to the Sun Belt). Moving about from place to place is such a common and accepted practice that most Americans take it for granted that they may live in four or five cities during their lifetime. Americans hate to feel that buying a house might immobilize them forever. To conclude this paper, there are a lot of things to all the other country to learn more about the good things from America.
    REFERENCES
    http://www.goldenline.pl/forum/901536/what-are-the-basic-american-values-and-beliefs
    http://atheism.about.com/od/religioninamerica/American_Religion_Religious_Groups_History_Beliefs_in_America.htm

    RIRIS NAINGGOLAN
    0812150008
    CCU

    “Three Most Important American Values and Beliefs to Emulate”
    I. Introduction
    If you asked most Americans what the cultural values in the U.S. are, you might get some blank stares, or a statement of some basic beliefs. The question may seem simple, but the answer is quite complex. In a society as highly diverse as the United States, there is likely to be a multitude of answers.
    American culture has been enriched by the values and belief systems of virtually every part of the world. Consequently, it is impossible to be comprehensive. Nevertheless, a few selected values are at the core of the American value system.
    The United States of America is the most religious and most religiously diverse of all Western industrialized nations. American political and social histories are indecipherable without references to its religious history, so influential have religious groups and ideology been over the centuries. Particularly interesting is the fact that his religious diversity and religious devotion is enhanced by the traditional separation of church and state – something which conservative religious groups seek to undermine.
    The United States of America is the most religious and most religiously diverse of all Western industrialized nations. American political and social histories are indecipherable without references to its religious history, so influential have religious groups and ideology been over the centuries. Particularly interesting is the fact that his religious diversity and religious devotion is enhanced by the traditional separation of church and state – something which conservative religious groups seek to undermine.
    II. “Three Most Important American Values and Beliefs to Emulate”
    Although the population of the United States accounts for only about 5 percent of the total population of the world, the American use up about 25 percent of the world’s energy per year, generating about seven pounds of trash and garbage per person each day. Only a country that has great abundance could afford to throw so much away. America has sometimes been criticized as a ‘throw-away’ country, a land where there is so much abundance that people are sometimes viewed as wasteful.
    Sociologist Robin Williams attempted to offer a list of basic values in the United States:
    Achievement, efficiency, material comfort, nationalism, equality and the supremacy of science and reason, over faith. There are certain ideals and values, rooted in the country’s history, which many Americans share. These are: FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, PRAGMATISM, VOLUNTEERISM, MOBILITY, PATRIOTISM, PROGRESS, AMERICAN DREAM.
    In this paper I choose three of them. They are:
    1. Individualism
    Americans’ notion of freedom focuses on the individual, and individualism has strong philosophical roots in America. Thomas Jefferson believed that a free individual’s identity should be held sacred and that his or her dignity and integrity should not be violated. America’s 19th c. Transcendentalists philosophers (Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller) argued for more individual self-reliance. Encouraged individuals to trust in themselves and their own consciences and to revolt against routine and habitual paths of conduct. Early 20th c. Pragmatists (James, Dewey) insisted upon the individual’s ability to control his or her fate. Individualism, understood not only as self-reliance but also as economic self-sufficiency, has been a central theme in American history (frontiers heroes who braved the wilderness alone, farmers whose success depended on their ability to confront the hardships of land and resourcefulness, the celebration of the small businessman who became a financial success on his own; individual proprietorship in business is still extolled as the ideal). + “Self-made man” like B.Franklin.
    2. Volunteerism
    Means people helping people through privately initiated, rather than government-sponsored, agencies. Volunteers are highly motivated people, workers who organize themselves and others to solve a particular community problem or meet an immediate social need, rather then waiting for someone else – usually the govt- to do it. The willingness to participate in such groups is so widespread that six out of ten Americans are members of a volunteer organization. Volunteerism reflects Americans’ optimistic pride in their ability to work out practical solutions themselves. Americans like to form associations of different kind (Tocqueville and Mead wrote about that). For example, we can see from the Aceh’s earthquake, the first person who arrives in that province is American. They are very response and try to give the best that they can do. In my word, they are taking care about people who lives the other country.

    3. Mobility
    Tocqueville in “Democracy in America” wrote: In the United States a man builds a house to spend his latter years in it, and he sells it before the roof is on: he plants a garden, and lets it just as the trees are coming into bearing: he brings a field into tillage, and leaves other men to gather the crops: he embraces a profession and gives it up: he settles in a place which he soon afterwards leaves, to carry his changeable longings elsewhere.” American’s habit. As a nation of immigrants, Americans have shared from the beginning the assumption that the practical solution to a problem is to move elsewhere and make a fresh start. Mobility in America is not a sign of aimlessness but optimism (hoping to secure a better job or enjoy a warmer climate: after the WWII inner migration from the Frost Belt to the Sun Belt). Moving about from place to place is such a common and accepted practice that most Americans take it for granted that they may live in four or five cities during their lifetime. Americans hate to feel that buying a house might immobilize them forever. To conclude this paper, there are a lot of things to all the other country to learn more about the good things from America.
    REFERENCES
    http://www.goldenline.pl/forum/901536/what-are-the-basic-american-values-and-beliefs
    http://atheism.about.com/od/religioninamerica/American_Religion_Religious_Groups_History_Beliefs_in_America.htm

  35. PART. B

    1. Yes, CCU class contributes to my language skills. CCU helps me to know the cultural diversity in America, and how they should live in a different culture. CCU has helped or improve my language skills in speaking and writing. in every meeting we will be given the task in question and I will give an opinion on where to give an opinion has helped us in improving our speaking skills. Then everyweek we will be assigned to write an essay, and submit your blog, with a duty to make this paper also improve our writing skills, although I’m not an expert or clever to make the essay.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Actually I do not know clearly that the CCU class to learn and develop writing skills. Every week or more task focused on helping how I write essays well. Not only that, the task should be collected on time, and I do not have the preparation if given the task in essay form. but I should try to improve the quality of my writing. Incidentally, I also still follow the writing program that can help create a balance in the essay.
    3. Yes, the CCU class helped me raise my awareness about American culture. I can learn more about American culture and behavior by looking at other ways we can learn. I think the CCU class to learn from some countries, but the CCU is devoted to study and refer to the cultural life of America. So far, I have known many of the characteristics of American culture such as: how the values and beliefs held by Americans. Where we know the Americans also have a diversity of values such as: Racial, ethnic diversity of religion, and culture. With the example it can improve and get to know American culture alone.
    4. Yes, the CCU class helped me raise my awareness about our culture. Any topic about American culture, we also provide opinions to compare with our culture. I want to take an example from our study of American religious heritage, here we can compare it with the state of Indonesia which also has a religious heritage. Indonesia is famous for its religious diversity, but why we have not advanced as the United States. By following the lessons of this CCU, can build up our consciousness to find out how to keep the religious diversity in America and we can imitate or learn it.
    5. Yes, CCU class change my perception toward of American culture is about traditional values and beliefs. It turns out that the properties owned by Americans who are very aggressive which makes them the people who are advanced. Not only is the aggressive nature of hard work but very nice very nice. Not like now. America has also been proved that almost all the sophisticated equipment or technology now emerging has created almost a part of America, the nature karean their own copyright. No wonder with all the properties owned by the American impact is extraordinary.
    6. Yes, I think the CCU class contribution to my profession. Classic As a teacher, I am sure That’s always a must-American culture and language conveyed. We also can help our students to know their culture and not just the language. Because one day the students we teach at least will work or live there, and prepare for resuscitation or more of our students how life in America. Thus, our students can live their lives because they know the existence or social situation there.
    7. Yes, the CCU class will help me in communicating with the Americans. If one day we walked out of the city and met with the American people, and of course we want to communicate with him. But if we do not know how the social life they lead. As if we ask whether he was married or not, whereas in the social life of America there is a secret question or privacy. So good that we have or at least know some about American culture.
    8. Yes, subject CCU Will Make It Easy for me to stay in the United States. If I get a chance to stay there in a few months, my first step is that I have to prepare themselves to American culture. At least we are aware of the norms and behaviors of Americans. So That I’ll be ready on how to deal with Them in different circumstances. Also, Would it be more beneficial if I knowledgeable with visiting American language. In this way, I can easily communicate with the American people and culture gradually adjust I have.

  36. PART II
    1. Yes! Many of the benefits that I get from CCU class. CCU class provide a lot of knowledge about the culture of another country which I had never known. And of course, CCU class contributes to my language skills, especially in reading and writing. From reading text that I get from CCU class, I found a new vocabulary that I had never known before. And my writing skills is better than before, because of the tasks to be done every week of the blog site and group work in class.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my reading skills. Before joining this class, I rarely read the culture text in English. In this class, the students must understand about the subject that explain by lecturer. But the students never ever understand if they don’t read the book subject. Because of that, the students must to read the book of subject, so that the students can understand the subject easily. But from read CCU book, the students can get many vocabulary that they never known before.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. One such example of American value is hard work. I can see why American country is a developed and wealthy countries. After learning about American culture, I know the answer. Because Americans are hard workers. not like the people of Indonesia. Americans do not care how long they have worked and how hard work that they face, for their time is very valuable.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my culture. I can recognize so many of my nation’s cultural differences with American culture or other cultures. Although many of the comparison further by other countries, but at least my country still has a good culture. For example just like in America, they used to live one house with their partner, although not married, whereas in our country it is considered very bad and is not allowed. From the CCU class, I get a lot of comparisons of my country culture with other states. It made me realize, how the culture of Indonesia.
    5. Yes! CCU class change my perception towards American culture. Before I learned the CCU, I have the perception that Americans are lazy people, and do not like to linger work, and I think that Americans would rather spend time with doing what they love. But my perception is wrong, it turns out Americans are hard workers and for their time is very valuable. They more happy to spent more time working than to laze around.
    6. Yes! CCU class contribute to my profession later. Because, what I learned from the CCU class provides many benefits. Especially in some of my language skills, such as writing and speaking skills. In writing skill, I am able to write well after learned in CCU classes and my speaking skill became better because of the CCU class often given the opportunity to students to give opinions on what is learned at that time. Surely this is contributing to the profession that I will be later.
    7. Yes of course! What I learned from CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans. I would be more easily communicate with the American people, because previously I’ve studied their culture in CCU class. It helps me to communicate with the American people, because with I know their culture before, I can find the right topic in accordance with their culture. For example I discuss a topic about concerning the work and so on.
    8. Yes! By learning the American culture in CCU class, it’s easier for me to adapt to the environment or American culture and I would not be awkward or surprised with the culture of the American people that I see directly when one day I lived there. So by knowing their culture, I was able to behave according to their positive culture. for example, Americans are hard working people, so I must not sit idle for work or even do a futile thing.

  37. 1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying culture which differs in many aspect with my culture is interesting and challenging. In there I does not only enrich the knowledge about American but also my language skill such as reading and writing and how to write the essay well and correctly through a given task, and makes me have more and more to write. So that CCU class is very important to improve my language skills and then to get knowledge about American culture.
    2. CCU class contributed most of my writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are required to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. As a consequence I demand must be able to write essays well as diligently practicing even harder.
    3. Yes, CCU class help me raise my awareness on American culture. I think that it really is good in culture American, although it sometimes feels hard. as the video I’ve seen in class. how the American people to fight, compete for the vacant land. really hard work, don’t care even if they are to fall, but it will be lifted. that you are not concerned by your property. important for those who achieve their goals. its end and that they are not concerned by people to her around. very clearly that the Americans are very individualized. as an example, when his friend fell, not helps, but spurred his horse.
    4. Yes, class CCU I know my culture, my culture is very different from American culture, whether in terms of combinations and in achieving their goals. The American people really work hard, aggressive, independent, loves to compete. While in my culture (Indonesia) for most of his life in a relaxing, quiet, and some of them are still are waiting for government help. As an example of Americans, their children were taught from childhood to live independently and, when they are adults, they from their parents to live in solitude, while in Indonesia already small children in my suggestion to close facilities in a way that when their parents their children are older still dependent on their parents. Of this example I know how my culture. turned out in my culture there is a negative aspect of it is if a child is always spoiled then he will not be able to compete with other.
    5. Yes, in CCU I learned why Americans quickly developed. Back then I think that the American people that it’s just smart. but after I learned the CCU I understand why they like it. they are taught from childhood to yourself, hard work, and they also create their own habits. Americans also sometimes appears to be quite extreme in the example in the United States of parents not living together with their children . they lived in a nursing home. for Americans it is the best for them, because if their parents stay with them then there is no care for them, and if they remain in the care of them.
    6. Yes, moreover I taught her at an international school. there are different cultures that exist. one of his students from America, then I have to treat it in accordance with American culture, so that the learning process can be run with a conducive. Example how to communicate and ask her identity. what his habits in relationships in the classroom.
    7. Yes, after I learned the CCU class, at least I know how to communicate with the American people, how to greet them. and we know that Americans like it if they have not finished the conversation piece in her by others, some say even their speech styles such as playing ping pong. in which each player to copy the answers to punch their opponents. and as this is what they like its reciprocal causal link with them is very exciting. The Americans also does not limit the expression, are free to talk to them because the American people is very open to receive but, although they are open, but there are certain things that they do not like For example when we met with the American people. we should welcome them politely and don’t ask his status.
    8. Yes, the subject of CCU will make me easier to live in the USA. Because I have learned the CCU or the American people learn the culture, so I know how to survive in there, how to get along with them, how to communicate with them. For example when I want to visit them, then I must make appointment before, American people in time. so if we promised to them at 10.00, then we must arrive at the keep early hours does not need to pass.

  38. Part B
    1. Does Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contribute to any of your language skills? Yes/No (explain)!
    Yes, Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contributes to my language skills. By learning the CCU, I get a lot of knowledge about American culture. In addition, the CCU class really helps me to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing skills. Discussions within the group provides an opportunity for me and students to discuss and exchange opinions and find new ideas that can add to the knowledge of students. The tasks to be posted on each week to help my skills in writing, how the good technique to write, especially for me who are still in the Writing II class.

    2. To which language skill has the subject (CCU) contributed most?
    A. Listening B. Speaking C. Reading D. Writing (Explain Why)
    CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. In CCU class, the students are in demand to be able to write an essay with brilliant ideas. For myself, it requires me to actively search more information on the topic of the paragraph that I want to develop, for example in The American Religious Heritage. I search a lot of these topic by using internet.

    3. Does CCU class help you raise awareness about American culture? YES/NO (Explain, and give one or more example).
    Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture.
    Before studying the CCU, I only know about freedom as American Culture. Americans are free to do anything without government control, religion. I take an example of freedom for religion. Many Americans who does not adhere to religion (infidels) and they feel enjoy with indifference. In Indonesia was established in the law on the freedom to believe and live their faith. However, if not embrace religion (pagans) that can cause a negative perspective because Indonesia is the eastern culture which is different with western culture.

    4. Does CCU class help you raise awareness about your own culture? YES/NO (Explain and give one or more example!)
    Yes! CCU class helps me raise awareness about my own culture. By CCU class, I get a lot of knowledge about my own culture. I can give my own view of my culture with each culture. I do not want to compare the culture of a region / country with each culture because the culture is unique. For example, many tourists said that Indonesian is friendly person. I’m proud of my own culture.

    5. Does CCU class change your perception towards American culture? YES/NO (Explain give one or more example!)
    Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture.
    Before studying CCU class, I was thinking negatively about the freedom of American culture. I think that with such freedom, the great American action indefinitely. For example, scantily clad and free sex. However, after studying CCU class, I know that it is their culture. We can not blame them because it is their culture.

    6. If you become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, do you think what you are learning in CCU class contribute to that profession? YES/NO (Explain and give one or more example!)
    Yes. CCU class contribute to my profession as an English teacher after graduating from FKIP – UKI. I want to create a new learning method from utilize what I have learned in CCU class. For example, I will teach my students about our own culture such as between Bataknese and Javanese. In my opinion, it is better if the first one to know and learn about the culture before we learn each culture. We must appreciate and preserve our own culture. After that, it is good to learn about each culture.

    7. Do you think what you are learning in CCU class will help you in communicating with Americans? YES/NO (Explain give one or more example!)
    Yes! What I’ve learnt in CCU class will help me in communicate with Americans. For example: A few days ago, I went to a place of recreation in East Jakarta. There I met an American tourist. I ventured to welcome them. We meet and talk many thing such as about these place and where does he come from. I felt happy to talk with him because I’ve known how to communicate with him through what I learned at CCU class.
    8. Do you think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for you to live in the USA, if one day you have the opportunity to go there? YES/NO (Explain give one or more example!)
    Yes! The subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have the opportunity to go there because in CCU class I learn the culture of America. I learn about Traditional American values and beliefs and American Ways. In the context of Traditional American Values, I learn about Racial, Ethnic, Religious, and Cultural Diversity. CCU class is very useful and enrich my knowledge about America, so if one day I have the opportunity to go there I ready and able to adapt to in America.

  39. part II :

    1. Yes! CCU class contribute to my language skills. Studying different cultures in many aspects with my own culture interesting and challenging. The subject is not only enrich my knowledge about America, but also gives me the opportunity to develop my language skills, particularly speaking and writing. Discussion activities, particularly those held in groups, requires an active speaking. Weekly tasks that will be posted in the “virtual classroom” forced me to improve my writing skills, enhance creativity and increase vocabulary.

    2. CCU class contributed the most appropriate way to improve my writing skills. Prior to joining this class, I do not know clearly about how to write an academic essay properly. In this class, students are required to write their ideas in a paragraph or essay. As a result, I can write, more attention to word order (grammar) and to enrich my vocabulary.

    3. Yes! CCU classes helped me increase my awareness about American culture. And understand. Until one day I went there I was not surprised or clumsy and adaptable.

    4. Yes, we are more familiar with the culture itself through the CCU (traditional custom)
    Example: we better appreciate their own culture.

    5. Yes, because the CCU class, I noticed many differences between Indonesian culture and American culture as
    Example:
    – Habits of the American culture of modesty is different from Indonesia
    – The structure of work hours and holidays

    6. Yes, because the teaching of English language will become clearer when the CCU was developed and included in the English language.

    7. Yes, because the CCU teaches all concerned about America
    Example: how to greet them, the way they looked, head nod

    8. Yes, because CCU contributes about American culture and made me not awareness or surprised if you were there.

  40. 1. Yes, CCU class provides a lot of things that I have not known before about the various cultures. I can study and understand the culture of other countries such as America. I can also compare it with my own culture. It makes my knowledge in understanding the increasing diversity of cultures that exist in this world. And most importantly, my writing ability is getting better by the CCU class.

    2. Yes, CCU helps me in writing skill. This subject gives me motivation to keep trying to improve my ability in channeling the mind, stringing words and then write down these thoughts in cyber class. I can find out what the error is on my writing, and what do I need to fix to get the writing something better than before.

    3. Yes, CCU class provides awareness about American culture. Many of the things I can know about America. It turned out that American culture is contrary to the culture in Indonesia in which the life of the American people is too free. However, many positive sides that we can follow from the American people such as hard work, self-reliance, etc.

    4. Yes, CCU class provides awareness about my own culture. I know more about my own culture more deeply. My curiosity grew when I browse my own culture. I can compare my culture with other cultures. I remain proud of my culture, although other cultures better. I tried to love my own culture in order to remain preserved until later.

    5. Yes, American culture changed my perception. I saw that the Americans have a high spirit to succeed and want to always be first. They are very diligent and independent; they really appreciate the time for the things they had previously planned. They do not want to lose the opportunity to do things that are not so important. Therefore, do not be surprised if they are always called advanced countries. Although, there are negative side of American culture that we can’t follow.

    6. Yes, of course. To teach a language to others, we also need to know the culture so that the process of delivering learning to be more clear. We can put any material CCU to a class that we teach are more beneficial and useful to the direction of learning. We can compare one culture with another culture because each culture has a unique value of each we need to learn and navigate.

    7. Yes, I can find out the nature and personality of the American people. My knowledge of American people is increasing and useful for me in the future. So, when I met American people at least somewhat know their personalities and interact with them.

    8. Yes, CCU helps me if I had the opportunity to live in America. I can know the characteristics of Americans in socializing, career and in achieving a more advanced life. At least I could know and anticipate the things I need to follow and should not be followed from American culture. This is really helpful for me.

  41. 1. Yes
    CCU class can improve our knowledge about culture and increase my ability in language. From CCU, I increase my language in writing, speaking, and listening. CCU makes me able to argue in debate class. I learn to be brave in speaking. My weekly assignment that I post in Lecturer’s blog increase my ability in writing and increase my vocabulary.
    2. D. writing
    Because the Lecture gives the assignments that have to be post in the blog, so it can increase my ability in writing and also my vocabulary. Besides, I also increase how to write an essay well.
    3. Yes
    CCU helps me to increase the realizatition about American culture. I learn the comparison between Indonesia culture and American culture. Every culture has each strengeths and each weakness American culture has many strenghts so American is more developing than other country. We can imitate the positive of American culture.
    4. Yes, Cultural Awareness is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. I can be see, interpret and evaluate things in a different ways. What is considered an appropriate behavior in one culture is frequently inappropriate in another one. e.g. a straight look into your face is regarded as disrespectful in Japan. Becoming aware of our cultural dynamics is a difficult task because culture is not conscious to us. Since we are born we have learned to see and do things at an unconscious level. Our experiences, our values and our cultural background lead us to see and do things in a certain way. Sometimes we have to step outside of our cultural boundaries in order to realize the impact that our culture has on our behavior. It is very helpful to gather feedback from foreign colleagues on our behavior to get more clarity on our cultural traits.
    5. Yes.
    Before studying CCU, firstly I just know the thinks about American. For example, I just knew American life is very bed. For example , there are many teenagers eho do sex before marriage another. Example, I also think that there are homosexual. Homosexual is permitted. It’s a little example about negative things that I thought that American culture before.
    Now, after studying CCU, I be are know more about the real American culture. It opened my mind that there are so many positive things that I can find in American culture. For example, I know that actually American people are hard worker. They depend on hard work. They have high willingness to save and invest money. It is because they get money easily. Another example, there is freedom of religion in the United States. They never free religion to people. The people are free to choose religion that they want to believe.

    6. Yes.
    If I graduate from Faculty of Education and Teachers Training in CUI and become an English teacher, I will contribute what I have learn in the class Culture Cultural Understanding as a teacher. I have to be able to adapt myself where I teach. If I teach in America, I will implement the knowledge about the American culture that I have learned in Cross Cultural Understanding class. For example : If the students in America are not polite to their teacher, I will try change the bad habit so that they can be polite. If I teach in Indonesia I will take the positive things about American culture that I have learned to implement in my class. For example : Cross Cultural Understanding said that one of American culture is self-discipline. The students in America are very discipline. On the other hand, students in Indonesia lack of self discipline. So, I will try to implement self-discipline to Indonesian students so that they can have good self discipline.
    7. Yes.
    Studying Cross Cultural Understanding help me communicate with American. I become communicate with them well without making them get offended.
    For example : If they meet with their friends in American culture, they get used to kiss their friends cheeks to show their friendship. Another example, in American the ladies are more sensitive if they are asked about their ages and weights. They get affended and angry. It is because not polite to know about the ages and weights.
    8. Yes.
    Studying in the United States of America can be a wonderful learning experience. Both in and out of the classroom. I will learn and practice the English language. I will also learn much about American life and its sometimes confusing culture. As I prepare to come to the U.S., the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to know something about the values that shape U.S. Americans’ attitudes and behaviors. As I consider these values it is important to remember that: U.S. society is made up of a diversity of ethnic groups and cultures that have helped shape American values; Some individuals and groups have a set of respected values that are quite different from those of mainstream America; People’s attitudes and behavior are based on their values.

  42. 1.Yes, CCU class gives me big contribution in my english skill, especially in writing skill. By this lesson, i learn how to make a good writing. Because Mr.parlin the lecture, every week gives the student assignment by ask the student to post it at his blog related to the material has been taught by him.Not only writing skill but also reading skill.By learning CCU i learn a huge vocabularies within. And the most important is by learning CCU i already know american culture and enrich my knowledge about american culture.
    2.Writing, the subject CCU gives big contribute to my writing skill. By the assignment that mr.parlin gives to me, i learn how to make a good essay, and i try to share the opinion about the material every week by post it to mr.parlin blogs. Mr.parlin also gives the guidelines how to make a good essay/paragraph in his slide every material at his blog. So i can learn by myself and apply to my assignment. No wonder that is why CCU subject gives big contribution for my writing skill.
    3.Yes, CCU class makes me aware about american culture. Before i take this subject, im a person that apathetic about american culture. Since i learn CCU i realize that some of american values are good for me, generally for indonesian to adapt their culture and value. That are self reliance,hard work, and self-dicipline. Which is the value above are things that can make me to build my character. And now i show my awareness by adopt the values in my daily life
    4.Yes, By learn american culture, i also learn indonesian culture by compare it. So this automatically makes me think and finally made me care about the culture of my own country. I think this should be a reflection when I studied the culture of another country, I should be able to take the positive values of the culture of another country and apply it to life. So that way I will learn to develop my personality as a student.
    5.Yes, Ccu class has open my new perception about american culture. I was thought that american culture are rude and full of impoliteness things but since i learn CCU i realized that american culture has many good values to me to emulate in my life. That are self-reliance, self-dicipline, hard work, humanitarianism and so on. By learn CCU i also be open minded for other culture which not only indonesia has a good values.
    6.Yes, by learning CCU i already know about american values and i can share the values to my students. The values that makes american are competitive person and america United States become super power country. So, the students can realize that american culture and the values within are good for us to adapt it to our daily life and to improve ourselves. In addition, CCU also gives big contribution to journalist profession.In CCU subject i learn how to make a good writing(essay,paragraph) just like one of the duty of journalist that is writing. For example, Actually the goal of my life is become a reporter, that is why im feeling soooo lucky because i can get this chance by learning CCU. This subject has enrich my knowledge about how to make a good writingand also i can practice my sense of writing in this subject.
    7.Yes, by learn CCU i already know and understand about american culture. American are very pleasure whenever they meet someone from different country or culture and talking about their culture moreover if the partner are expert about american culture. Of course american will respect to the partner. I can easily get the chemistry with american if i know about their culture. For example if someday i talking with american, of course i have looking in the eyes of my partner to show my politeness.
    8.Yes, absolutely yes! By learn CCU at least i take one earlier step than other people, because i had learn about it. So it means i already understand about american culture before i stay there. So automatically it makes easier for me to adapt and interact with american without get misunderstanding or misscommunicaion with them because we are already know how to face with american well. For instance since i know that if you are talking with american, you should look at your partner eye. It shows that you are polite person. Different from javanese culture. If you are talking with javanese, and you look at your partner eye, you may be considered impolite person by your partner.Moreover if you talk with the older person. So, CCU teach me how to different treat between american and javanesee

  43. PART II
    1. Yes. CCU class contribute to my languange skill. Studying culture, especially Amrican culturel is quite interesting to me. I can learn many things through this lesson and could be a reflection and or a comparison of Indonesian cuture. This subject develop my knowledge skill especially in reading and writing. I think this subject ask us to have more practise in reading. To be connected with the lecturer before or after the class, students need to read a lot so that they could follow the lesson well. Beside it, because this interest to me, I am excited to read any culture of American. The more having practise it help to get the topic easily. Moreover, through this subject also help me to develop my writing, because students of CCU have to posted or make comment about the topic what the students have learned.
    2. Writing . This lesson i think need to have more in writing time. Joining this cass train me much in writing. Every week we need to read the topic that will discuss and of course have to comment it or make some opinion about what we have learned. Thus, in posting the comment make me have to try hardly day by day how to write paragraph even essay in a good written.
    3. Yes, CCU class raise my awareness of American , because CCU subject offering many things such as thier cultures so that we can know that culture.
    4. Yes. CCU class help me raise my awareness about my culture. Studying about my other’s culture, of course it will bring us or reminds us about our culture. Many things that we can see and make a differenciate that we know toward my culture and american’s culture. Both of them have their own value towards the people it self who belief in it. And also it depends our envirounment.
    5. Yes,CCU clas change my perception about American culture. Last time when I am still in senior high school I just wondering (when watching movie/film) about American people who call their father by their own name and also about divorce why they get divorce but we know that they are Christian (christianity doesn’t allow a couple to get divorce) but now I know, especially when I study in CCU class that, that’s what we called as a culture. Every people/country have their value towards their culture.
    6. Yes, in my opnion every lesson that have been taught to me during study at FKIP UKI can contribute me as a teacher, including CCU class. It can effect our knowledge, our mind set which is make us more creative in our teaching method.
    7. Yes, what I am learning in CCU class will help me communicating with the American, because through study CCU we know deeply the custom of communication and how to convey something corrctly . Our conversation also will be more understand and more connect with them
    8. Yes, studying cross cultural understanding will make me easier to live there, because through learning CCU we know the character, the culture their value and belief and life style so that we can easier to adapt with them.

  44. PART II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes, CCU class contributes to my language skills. In general I can understand when people from different cultures find new approaches to old problems creating solutions by combining cultural perspectives and examining the problem at hand from each other’s differing cultural perspectives. It also make my writing and reading skills better than before. On CCU class, I almost hava a discussion with my friends. I think it’s fun.

    2. Yes, CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I don’t like academic essay. But now, I always hava a discussion in the class with my friends. In this class, the students must be independent. The students must do the exercises that given by our lecturer on his blog, and it make me more creative and give me more knowledge to do his exercises.. And in this class, we required to write our ideas in a single paragraph or essays.

    3. Yes, CCU class help me raise awareness about American culture. United States is a diverse nation, it is home to numerous organization and social groups and individuals may derive their group affiliated identity from a variety of sources. American culture includes both conservative and liberal elements, military and scientific competitiveness, political structures, risk taking and free expression, materialist and moral elements. Despite certain consistent ideological principles (e.g. individualism, egalitarianism, and faith in freedom and democracy), American culture has a variety of expressions due to its geographical scale and demographic diversity.
    For example, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a U.S. non-profit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” It works through litigation, legislation, and community education.

    4. Yes, CCU class class help me raise awareness about my own culture. We know that Indonesia is a big country, which has many islands. And has many culture too. Indonesian culture shows that Indonesian people is kind and nice person. But nowadays, many people don’t care one another. They has been busy with their own problems. As a earth country, Indonesia still keep their culture. A girl who go outside from her home, must be at home again at 9 p.m. It shows that the freedom in Indonesia hasn’t built. It’s maybe different with American culture that give many freedom to their children.

    5. Yes, CCU class change my perception towards about American culture. Before I study about CCU, I think that America is an arrogant country which can do anything that they want. They don’t care with the other people. But now, I learn that it’s their own culture. They has learned to be an independent person since they was born. For example, babies who was born in America, has had their own rooms after their birth, and they didn’t sleep together with their parents. And after that, they do anything by theirself.

    6. Yes, I think what I am learning in CCU class, contribute to my profession after I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI. I have learned more than the other. I can follow the good habbits from American people, like their confident with the other country, their independent to do something. And I will not follow their bad habbits like selfish, arrogant, and their freedom. I will keep the positive habbits that my parents taught to me.

    7. Yes, I think what I am learning in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans. I know about their culture. And I can talk more with them. We will talk about their life in America, how to life with many visitors in their country, and I will ask what they think about Indonesia. We will share together and I will have more knowledge about America.

    8. Yes, I think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make me easier to live in the USA. I have known about their culture, and I can learn to practice it in my daily life. I know I must be an independent woman and must be work hard to get my dream. Live in America need more patient, because they are so selfish. And it’s so different with my country. I can take their good habbits and will not do their bad habbits. But life is choices, you can do anything that you think it’s good for you.

  45. Part 2
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. After I join in CCU class I learn many values of American culture. I become know the different of American culture with my own culture. In the hand, this subject also develops my language skill and awareness at my own culture. My writing skill is trained when I post comment in my lecture blog, and my reading skill also develop since I joined in CCU class.
    2. The most contributed skills that I get in CCU class are my reading and writing skill. In CCU class I have to read the book and I found many other words that I have did not know before. I also learn how to pronounce that new words. Moreover my writing skill also has provided with any task that lecture give to me like writing essay, make a group to answer the question or post comment in my lecture blog.
    3. Yes! CCU class help raise my awareness about the American culture. Since I learn the culture of American in CCU class I become know how the American are. Before that we know the American identical with them action movie, and their power of military or free sex. But since I learn the culture of American in social class I have know that American has many aspect that they have that we have to take.
    4. Yes! CCU class help raise my awareness about my own culture. Actually, we can take many values of American culture that can apply to our culture. Moreover, we can compare the culture that American with the culture so we can take the good or bad the American culture to be adapted to our culture. Such as, hard working, equality of opportunity, volunteerism, humanitarianism, competition, inventiveness and many more.
    5. No! CCU class does not change my perception about the American culture. Because I already know the American culture from the books about the American society, all movies that I watch and a story about the American life is social culture. American is the people with full of spirit, and the high sense of humanitarianism that very massive. So CCU class is does not change at all my perception about the American.
    6. Yes! All I ever learning in CCU class that contribute to my profession if I become an English teacher after I graduated from FKIP-UKI. In CCU class I learn many aspect of American life that can be my grip when I become a teacher. For example, if I become a teacher in some international school that have many foreign students especially from America, I have know about their habits, and their main pattern that makes me can easy adaption with them. Furthermore, easier to teach them.
    7. Yes! CCU class helps me in communication with Americans. I have learned many culture of American, how their ways to communicate to each other in social culture, how their ways to adaption to social culture and many more. For example, when I make a conversation with an American that I must look straight in her ayes when they are talking. Because, the American assumed impolite when talking to each other without look at her eyes.
    8. Yes! CCU class will make easier if I live in USA some day. In CCU class I have learn the society culture of American that make me easier if I live in American. I learn about their habits, their main pattern, behavior, and how the good way makes the communication with other. For example, if I make a conversation with the American women, it is impolite if we ask her age.

  46. Part II. Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes, because by learning Cross Culture Understanding I can understand how cultural differences in other countries when we talk to other people’s. So there is no misunderstanding during the speech.
    2. CCU class Contribute most to my Writing, since I learned at CCU I can develop all the opinions that are in my brain, that the opinions relating to Cross Culture.
    3. Yes, CCU taught me a lot about the cultures that exist in America. So I can learn a lot about the culture-buday in America. In addition the CCU also taught me about how to adapt to American culture and values, beliefs that exist in America.
    4. Yes, by learning the CCU I became curious about the values and culture in Indonesia. Thus I learned the values and culture anything that is in Indonesia but not owned by another country.
    5. No, because before I learned in the CCU Class I already knew some of the values and culture in America, such as freedom, privacy and etc.. In the CCU Class I can go deeper in the values and culture in America.
    6. Yes, if I had graduated from the FKIP and became a teacher, I will also teach about Cross Culture Understanding to my students later. So they too can understand about the cultures that exist in other states.
    7. yes, because I already knew a lot of the CCU about culture in America, such as how to greet, talk, socialize and etc. So I do not experience distress when communicating with Americans.
    8. Yes, i hope if i had a chance to live in America one day, I had no trouble to live in America. Because I have a lot to know about the culture and values in America who has taught at CCU class

  47. PART 2
    1. YES ! CCU class obviously contribute on any of my language skills. With every section of CCU class I learn about a different culture of Americans have with my own. Besides the subject is exciting for me, in this subject I can developed my reading skills when I read the book that explain about the American culture. Moreover, in this subject I also can evolving my speaking skills in the part of discussion group that require us to speak active English.
    2. The most contributed skills that I get in CCU class is my reading skills. With joined CCU class I got that with reading the CCU books that I have now I get more interested to read an English book. In that book I found that many words or term that I ever know before. So, I can enrich my vocabulary number besides I got knowledge about the American life and culture that I think is interesting to be learned.
    3. YES ! In CCU class I have raised my awareness about American culture. Actually, before I get this subject I just can learned all about culture of Americans from movie or books that I ever watch read. But now I can get more references to learn about it from CCU class. An explanation that lecture gives to us, references book, or sharing knowledge with friends in class can added my knowledge about the American culture.
    4. YES ! Definitely CCU class help raise my awareness to my own culture. In CCU class I`m not only learn about the culture that American have. But in this subject I also learn and aware of the comparison culture, values, or various aspects of life between America and my own nation. I thought that my own country have to learn more from all things that American have to make this country one step forward than now.
    5. NO ! Actually, as I know before from all movies, book, or news that story about the American life or behavior, America is a country that full of freedom spirit, independent, socialism, and a hard worker people. All those things just the same with that I learned in CCU class to figure the Americans culture and values that they have. Thus, CCU class does not change my perception toward the culture that American have.
    6. YES ! I think the lesson that I have learned in CCU class can contribute in teacher profession after I have graduated. For example, someday if I become an English teacher that have some students that come or descent of American I think we can add our teaching method with some culture which come from America in our class. Like make themselves to be more independent and built their self reliance to understand our subject. Thus, we can give them a condition class that near with their culture and we have more easily ways to teaches them.
    7. Yes ! Is it clear that what I have been learned in CCU class will help me when communicating with Americans. With all lesson that I have learned in CCU class I have more knowledge about all things that connected with Americans exactly a manner when they talk with other people. For example, when Americans talk each other they like to see straight in the eyes of people that talking to him or her. Thus, someday when I have a conversation with an Americans I will like to do that.
    8. Yes ! Definitely all lesson that I would have learned in CCU class will make me easier to live in USA, if one day I have opportunity to go there. In CCU class I have learned about the culture of Americans. More or less I have know about the way of life or habit that they like to do in society. For instance, the Americans are the people that not like to spend their time to the vain things. They prefer to work along day than rest just for a while, so I have to make adjustment with their culture even though in my own culture that is one thing that difficult to do.

  48. PART II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Learning a foreign culture is interesting lessons that can increase our knowledge of foreign cultures. In addition, learn about American culture, that is knows as a super power country and learn the key of their success is an opportunities for me. This learn gives me the motivation or teach me about life. In addition to experience, this lesson also adds expertise in the field of my speaking and my writing. Each meeting there is discussion that trains my ability to speak more and more about the cultural of American and to compare it to our culture and naturally it increased my vocabulary.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Each week after class CCU, there is an assignment which must be done. The assignment is presented in the form of paragraph and essay. Previously, I did not know much about how to write paragraphs and essays as well. But, the tricks of writing or aspect that we need to answer the tags is attached in blog. It is a challenge for me to be diligent in reading tricks that are presented on the blog and it becomes the source of my skill in writing.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture especially the way of looking the another person. They believe that all people are created equal and that all should have an equal-opportunity to succeed and it is seen as having a religious basis. Whereas, if judging from their lifestyle that is free both in the association, dressed, and in speaking against to the culture concerned with others. Although their culture is not polite according our culture but they are civilizing religion in their life.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture that the culture of each place or person is different. For example, about the tattoo. Tattoo for the Dayaks Borneo is a culture that shows the position in the tribe. The more tattoo it means a higher position in the tribe. While in Jakarta, people who have tattoo are seen as ugly and punk person. The more tattoos that means getting naughty. Another example is the way of worship that seems to matter is influenced by culture. Culture quite worship as the proper way to the HKBP church while in Tiberias festive atmosphere is the right way to praise the Lord.
    5. Yes! CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. At first, I looked ugly to American culture. Especially the nature of their freedom that leads to selfish character and not concerned with religion. After studying the CCU, my perception changes that the culture-free which they do is the responsible freedom. They really put their freedom in major but they balanced it with other culture, for example to egalitarian culture or culture to not interfere with each other. Moreover they complete each other.
    6. Yes! I think that the learning in CCU class contribute to my profession as a teacher. CCU teaches us about the culture of other country in daily and also their culture in learning. As teacher I need to know the culture of my students. Maybe, my students come from other tribe or foreign country so I must understand about their culture. For example, a foreign student talk dirty, I can not to scold her because it’s not prohibited in their culture, or a girl student is dressed sexy, I do not have to force him to change her style because the sexy dress is familiar in their country. CCU helped me to become a professional teacher, who is able to adapt to my students that from different cultures.
    7. Yes, I think CCU class will help me in communicating with American. CCU class gives me the knowledge about culture and the way Americans speak and I can better appreciate the differences and habits of others. For example in the introduction to American, most Americans do not like when asked about their age, status, religion and politics. So, we can avoid miss communication and communication will be smooth and they will regard us as brothers.
    8. Yes, by learning the CCU, we can know about the culture and lifestyle in America. It makes easier for us to get along and adapt to the culture in America. Examples about American visit culture, if you want to visit someone, you must make an appointment in advance one week earlier. This applies for a friend or parents. This knowledge discards our bad thoughts about someone who refuses their parents as guests without prior notice.

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  49. Part II: Perception and Reflection
    1. Yes! This subject increases my knowledge about all things which relate to Americans. In the CCU class, I get to know more why America can be a developed country and be a nation of nations in the world. The subject not only increases my knowledge about Americans, but also sharpens my language skills, especially my writing and my speaking skill. Posting comments on the “cyber class” forces me to upgrade my writing skill. Discussing activities are the most influential things to sharpen my speaking skill.

    2. This subject contributes most to my writing skill. Because, in weekly assignments, the students are required post their ideas in a paragraph or an essay to know how far they understand the topic which they have learned in the class. The assignments make the students are accustomed to write their own ideas. So, their writing skills are increased and they have known more about how to write an academic essay.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Because, from CCU lesson, I have known that American has so many good values and beliefs which is not owned by other countries. For instance, Americans believe that inventiveness is very important. They try to invent anything to support and help human’s life. Their inventions are well known all over the world.

    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. Because, I become understand more about the cultural differences between the America’s culture and Indonesia’s culture. If Indonesia is rich in culture because it has hundreds of tribes, America is rich in culture because its people are from various countries in the world. By comparing both cultures, Indonesian and American, I also have more knowledge about my own culture that is I never know before. For example, I have known that are so many languages, values, and religious activities from each tribe which enrich my own culture.

    5. Yes! Before I joined CCU class, I had a bad perception about American culture because their culture is different with my own culture. After I learned the CCU, I understood that even though their culture is different from my culture, it did not mean their culture was bad. Their culture was still had positive values from their perspective. For example, in the past, I thought that their culture liberates each person to do what they want was something bad. And I also thought, they had no boundaries or norms. Apparently I was wrong; their freedom was still restricted by themselves. Person’s freedom should not interfere with the others freedom.

    6. Yes! What I have learned in CCU will contribute to my profession as an English teacher. Because I have known about the culture, behavior, social life, and the other things which relate to Americans. For example, I will be more able to share my knowledge to my students about American culture later. My sharing will enrich their knowledge and motivate them to build our country will be able to become a developed country, like America. I also train to write essays in CCU class, it can be a good asset to be a potential teacher. The values of Americans that I have learned also give me some positive things to develop my mind and my views about Americans.

    7. Yes! What I am learning in CCU class in communicating with Americans. Because by knowing their culture, I will have the subject of conversation with them. For instance, I will be able to make friends with them well. I also be able to enrich my knowledge about their way in studying and in thinking.

    8. Yes! The subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make me easier to live in the USA if I have the opportunity to go there. Because after I learned in CCU class, I know about the culture, behavior, and social life of Americans better. For example, the knowledge that I got also will make me easier to adapt to their life that is very different with my life in Indonesia.

  50. 1.Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting and challenging. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skill, reading. Because the weekly assignment to be posted in the cyber class force me to boost my reading skills.
    2.Yes! CCU class contributed most to my speaking skills. Before joining this class, I was so hard to tell my ideas. But now, I can tell my ideas well.
    3.Yes! CCU class discuss about the Americans values and beliefs, so I can emulate the good aspects from Americans for my better life.
    4.Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my culture, I could know about diversities and customs of Indonesia by reading my friends’ comments in cyber class.
    5.Yes! I thought America was a cruel country because it supported many wars in some countries but now, I can see the good aspects that I can emulate to improve myself. Such as, their values and beliefs.
    6.Yes! Because in CCU class I’ve got the knowledge of culture and customs of some countries that use English as a mother language.
    7.Yes, because in CCU class I’ve got the knowledge about Americans values and beliefs and I think its help me to communicate with Americans.
    8.Yes, in CCU class, I have learned about Americans and their culture. So if I have opportunity to go there someday, I will not be appalled because I had learned about their customs.

  51. 1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. It is an interesting class because I learn a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture. The subject not only teaches me about the American culture, but also gives me the chance to enhance my language skills, especially my writing, reading, and speaking skills. Written assignment gives me the opportunity to improve my writing skill, it allows me to pay attention to the good grammatical sentences which is very important in writing skill. In order to understand and answer the given assignment in CCU class, I have to skimming and scanning through the pages and this contributes to my reading skill. Having the dialog in the classroom with the lecturer or in the group, help me to improve my speaking skill.
    2. (D)Writing! According to my recent observation, CCU class contributes most to my writing skill. As a CCU student, I am required to write my ideas about the cultures in a single paragraph or essay. This is quite hard to me because I have no clear ideas about writing an essay or paragraph. As a consequence of attending CCU class, I have to keep practicing my writing skill and learn more how to write a good essay and paragraph.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. In CCU class, I learn about the American cultures which are very useful for me. Interactions between individuals with different cross-cultural backgrounds come with a large scope of challenges and potential risks which need to be addressed. Cross-cultural Awareness will enhance my cross-cultural skills and a raised awareness of possible cultural issues I may face if I working on a cross-cultural team, especially with the American. My cross-cultural awareness competences will help me to work, communicate and interact more effectively, giving them a better chance to reach their targets and achieve success.
    American cultures are different with the Indonesian cultures. For Example, the American like to see in the eyes while talking with somebody, but for Indonesian, it is considered rude to see in the eyes while talking with somebody. Besides that, the American like to speak straight to the point, while Indonesia like to go around first before come to the point. This is not a problem for people who have cross cultural awareness, but for people who have no cross cultural awareness; this can lead to a problem. So, it is good for me to attend CCU class.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. Besides learn about the view of other cultures and become aware of their frame of reference, CCU class also serves as a mirror through which I obtain an image of my own culture. It seems inevitable that the study of other cultures also encompasses the study of my own culture. For example, in a hot day, I may like to walk around wearing BIKINI like what westerns usually do. Before do that, there must be a question for me” is this suitable for me? Or “is this appropriate to my culture?” of course this is not appropriate to my culture and I aware of it.
    5. Yes! I used to think that American is not good because they are individualism, egoism, rough, and rug. Furthermore, the way they wear clothes and they freedom in all things including free sex are impolite and disgusting, but after I attended CCU class and learn about their cultures, I understand. For example, western couple likes to express their love by kissing and hugging each other in the public area and for the Indonesian this seems impolite. We never do such things in public area, but that is their cultures and we should be annoyed by that. So it is good to attend the CCU class because if I have cross cultural competences, I will be able to avoid the misunderstanding between cultures.
    6. Yes! Of course what I have learned in CCU class contribute to my profession as an English teacher. As we know that learning is also a culture. Students nowadays are very smart. They are very inquisitive about a lot of thing. With the globalization era, many foreigners come to our country. They come with the cultures which are different from our cultures. This may raise the question from the students who are still lack of cross cultural competences. For example, when students go to the beach with a lot of tourists wearing bikini or underwear, they are curious why these people like to wear opened-clothes and classroom discussion is a source where they can find the answer to their question. So as a teacher who has learned cross cultural understanding, we should be able to explain it.
    7. Yes! As what I have mentioned in number 3, cross cultural understanding competence is very helpful in communicating with the American. For example, when I have business colleagues from American, My cross-cultural awareness competences will help me to work, communicate and interact with them more effectively without any misunderstanding.
    8. Yes! The subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have the opportunity to go there, because I have learned about their cultural. It will not lead me to any problem or misunderstanding. It is not a strange thing to see the American behavior and attitude. The only things I need to do are aware and adapt to their cultural.

  52. 1. Yes, the CCU class we can find out how much our ability to communicate through a foreign language or another language. So when we know the extent to which our language skills, we can continue to learn until we can communicate with others in using a foreign language. Learning CCU will increase our knowledge about cultures or aspects of any culture in America.

    2. I think the CCU it taught me about the four skills, such as: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Because the CCU class, lecturer gives us knowledge through the language he uses when speaking, so that we can know how to speak in English language properly and correctly, according to the grammar. Gives us knowledge about how to read a passage in English. And give us the science of how to express our ideas (writing) through blogs.

    3. Yes. Because in the CCU class we can find aspects of American culture and take the positive aspects of the Americans, such as: self-reliance, and hard work.

    4. Yes. Over again so we can maintain or preserve our culture, so that our culture is not recognized by other nations, and that our culture does not fade because of the growing period.

    5. Yes. Because most people believe that American culture is not separated from freedom which uncharacteristic by the American people.

    6. Yes. Since we could impart knowledge or tell about aspects of culture in America, such as the nature of the hard work of Americans who should we follow, and the nature of self-reliance in America.

    7. Yes. Because when we meet and talk with Americans, we can communicate with them. Because we know about the culture of the people in America.

    8. Yes. Because if we live in America, we should not be surprised by the culture there.

  53. Yuliana Nining Rahayu
    0812150003/ FKIP BS A

    PART II

    1. Yes,it does! Because CCU can contribute to any my language skills. I can know about the different cultures in many countries and I know about the characteristics of people in every countries. With learning of CCU I’m not only get the knowledge of culture kinds in other countries but I can improve my language skills especially, in speaking and writing. The discussion activities in class is going to make me active in speaking skill, how to give some ideas based on my mine, how to share the opinion between the other. Not only that, with the weekly assignment to be posted it’s going to improve my writing skill. And with this way I can give an opinion with my friend’s answer. So, CCU is interesting learning because we should be charged and we should be active for giving some opinion with the other based on the topic such as culture, characteristics of the people in every country caused everybody has many different opinion and by sharing of opinion it’s going to improve our knowledge.

    2. Writing. CCU class contributed most to my writing skill. Because before I’m joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, I know about how to make an essay with the elements of essay and I can arrange some sentences into good paragraph by using the topic, supporting detail, and the conclusion. And with learning CCU I’m more effectively than before to give some opinions or ideas based on the topic who is the lecturer has given.

    3. Yes,it does! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. There are many values of culture in American which one can we do it. One of the value that I can emulate in my daily life is hard work. Almost the people in American are hard working. They don’t want to spend much time just for having fun without get feedback. In their opinion, if we want to get something, we should hard work.

    4. Yes, it does. After I learned CCU, I can get many advantages especially about how to comprehension a country with the different culture. And it helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. I come from Central Java, one time I was shy to wear “BATIK” caused some people say that if we are wearing “BATIK” we will be older or it isn’t up to date. But now I’m aware that “BATIK” is the typical of Indonesia if we are wearing “BATIK” is the same we are showing about the culture of Indonesia. Almost the other countries are trying to get this culture – “BATIK”, they do like that to improve their countries especially about the unique culture. So, in Indonesia every people should wear “BATIK” in every Friday that to show one of the characteristics of Indonesian people.

    5. Yes! Because before I learned about the American culture I didn’t know about the characteristics of American people but now I can know the values of American culture that I can comprehension and do like that in my daily life. For example one of the values in American culture is hard work. American people spend their time just for work and they haven’t vacation day but in Indonesia has many vacation day so that they more likely to spend their time for holiday than hard work.

    6. Yes! With I’m learning of CCU, It is going to give me some advantages especially in my profession. I’m going to contribute my experience of CCU learning to my students. I will tell them about the characteristics of countries in many ways such as about education, habit, religion and etc. for example in American, if I tell them about the characteristics of the American people such as religion, habit, lifestyle and etc, they will not wonder if they will meet American people because they have known about the American’s habit. And with I share about the values of American people for my students may be they can get the advantages that can do like that such as about hard working and lifestyle – on time.

    7. Yes, I do. With I’m learning of CCU I’m going to know about the characteristics of American people for example how to speak with American people. American people are always fast and loud in communication. If talking to the Americans, the other person should always pay attention to every spoken. American people always looked at the speaker and pay attention with the speaker. So with learning of CCU we can get some information about the characteristics of American people that if we will to speak with American people there isn’t a mistakes meaning between the other.

    8. Yes, I do. Because with learning Cross Cultural Understanding especially about the culture of USA we can get knowing about the characteristics of American people based on the culture or habit for example how to speak with the American people – fast and loud, they always shake hands with tightly, hard working if we want to get something, and lifestyle – on time in this values is very interesting because we can more appreciate the time than spend a time without the meaning, so that if we will live there we will be not shock.

  54. Part B

    1. Yes, CCU class contribute to my language skills because I can compare cultures between Indonesian culture and American culture. By CCU class I know all about American both of culture and values. In the other hand I can improve my language skills they are reading, writing, speaking and listening. My lecturer give us the book “American Ways” where that book can give me information all about American. So I can learn reading skills by that book.
    CCU class can improve my skills in writing because I learn how to make Essay. After CCU class my lecturer always give us assigment in his blog to comment the material that has been presented by him in Essay.
    In CCU class, we often make a group to discuss the material that has been presented by our lecturer so I learn how to speak English in Mr.Parlin Pardede’s class.
    Besides presentations, our lecturer also play video about American culture an values and it also improve my skills is listening.

    2. The most contributed in my language skill has the subject CCU is Writing. After CCU class my lecturer always give us assigment in his blog to comment the material that has been presented by him in Essay. I can try to learn how to make Essay. And it so difficult because make an essay not like make a paragraph. But it is become a new thing for me to learn in making essay. And I am happy to make it.

    3. Yes. CCU class help me raise awareness about American culture. For example in hard work. American people is hard worker. They believe that people should hold jobs and not live off welfare payments from the government. Not like Indonesian people a lot of unemployment and even tended to lazy to work. So CCU class help me raise awareness about American culture about hard work.

    4. Yes, CCU class help me raise awareness about your own culture that is Hard work. In Indonesia culture of hard work is still rarely cultivated because Indonesian people tend to be lazy. For example, If Indonesian people living in America rarely succeed and work hard to be there otherwise if American people living in Indonesia almost all successful because they are already used to working hard. So CCU class help me raise awareness about American culture about hard work.

    5. Yes, CCU class change my perception towards American culture. So far I only know the American culture that is free both in dress, speech, association and the other for Indonesia where the values ​​tend to be negative but culture and their values ​​like individual freedom, equal opportunity, material wealth, independence, competition, hard work , self improvement, self-discipline, volunteerism, humanitarian, free spirit, creativity, egalitarianism and aggressiveness is a positive value and should be cultivated in Indonesia.

    6. Yes, If I become an English teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, I think I am learning in CCU class contribute to that profession but not more detail and depth just as a comparison with Indonesian culture.

    7. Yes, I think I am learning in CCU class will help me in communicating with American people because I can discusses the culture, values, and beliefs. In CCU class I read a book called “American Ways” which describes American country more deeply so that it could be my reference when I was talking with an American.

    8. Yes, I think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for me to live in the USA, if one day I have the opportunity to go there because I’ve learned about American values and beliefs in the classroom CCU so if I had the chance to live there I will learn about individual freedom, equal opportunity, material wealth, independence, competition, hard work , self improvement, self-discipline, volunteerism, humanitarian, free spirit, creativity, egalitarianism and aggressiveness.

  55. PART B

    1. YES ! CCU class certain contribute to my english language skills, especially for reading and writing skills. The explanation of American culture that is provide from the CCU class make me more interested to learn about English language. Because American culture is very unique and diverse, therefore I was interested to read and understand the books about American culture. Moreover CCU class also contribute to develop my writing skills by writing paragraphs or write an essays about American culture and history as well as the development of the country.
    2. The most contributed skills that I get in CCU class is my reading skill. After several months we’re studied about the culture and history of America at CCU class, I became more interested in reading books which is used in class CCU and others related books to American culture and history. From those books we will know more clearly about the culture and habitual of American society. Thus, I can improve and develop my reading skill with interesting topics which is provided in the CCU class.

    3. In the past time, I just know the American culture from the films I’ve ever seen. But in the CCU class I know more about the culture and American society. CCU classes provide a major influence for my knowledge about the culture of America. For example, our lecturer said to us is the America does not have any religious holidays. Compared with Indonesia which has many religious holidays. Thus, CCU class help me to raise awareness to hard working as well as the American people do.

    4. YES ! CCU class help me raise awareness about my culture.Every country certain have different history and culture. In CCU class, I learned about American culture but I did not forget my own culture. After I learned the history and culture which develop in American society, I became aware that our country have to learn more from America. Therefore, I try to learn from American culture to support this country.
    At least I can learn about the spirit of hard work in the American society. Thus, my country have a better future.
    5. No, CCU class doesn’t change my perception towards American culture. Because since few years ago, I saw on movies, films, news papers, etc American in a freedom country. For example, They always proud the values of freedom, religious, hard work, etc. And in CCU class we learn more specific about american culture which is proud the values of fredom, diversity, and etc. Therefore the CCU class doesn’t changes my perception toward American culture because it is same as I know before.
    6. YES ! I think the material that I have learned in CCU class can contribute for my profession as an English teacher. For example, one day if I worked as an English teacher in an international school which implements American culture as a rule at the school. I will be more easier to adaptable with my environment. Because I already learn various aspects of American culture in the classroom CCU. Thus the material from CCU class will contribute directly to my profession as an English teacher.

    7. YES ! I think what i’m learned in CCU class will help me to communicating with other people from americans. Because after I learned about American history and culture in the CCU class, we know that there are many something good and does’t good according to the American culture. For examples when we met with other American people, it is not good if we are asking where will he goes. But we should greets him with “Hello”. Something like this can improve and build a good relationship with our environment. Therefore, with understanding the American culture very as well as clearly will help me to improve my ablity to communicating with other people from America.
    8. YES ! I think every section of the material from Cross Cultural Understanding will help me to live in USA if I have opportunity to go there. Cross Cultural Understanding class always provide the lesson about the culture and habiatual in the middle of american people. For example, don’t expect to get a lot of holiday. Because America doesn’t have holiday nation day such as in Indonesia. Therefore the lesson of Cross Cultural Understanding will make me easier to live in the USA, because I already learned the culture of Amarican people and I know what I want to do if I’m live in the USA.

  56. Part B
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Because by learning CCU I know the American culture of the country that I can compare it with my own country. The subject not only learns about American countries, but also other countries. Then practice my English skills and boost my level of thinking with new knowledge that I received. Class of CCU required thinking critically and being able to pour all my opinions with group discussions or ask the lecturer, thus making my practice to get used to speaking in the English language. Tasks assigned by lecturer very beneficial to train the English language proficiency in written form or essays written by the blog, so I should really pay attention to my grammar and vocabulary knowledge can also add new-vocabulary.

    2. CCU Contributed most to my class:
    a) Listening: My ability in Listening getting trained to listen to any explanation from my lecturers who speak the English language, because sometimes I need some time to listen to someone who speaks English so I understood what was being said by that person.
    b) Speaking: In Speaking I highly trained in the CCU class, talk or discussion to discuss the topic with friends and lecturer, to get accustomed to speaking in English.
    c) Reading: Reading literature in English is the hardest thing for me, because in addition to reading I also have to understand the content of the reading is coupled with the vocabulary that I don’t know. But CCU requires me to read and understand it so that my knowledge increases.
    d) Writing: My ability to write still very common, but through the CCU I can train through writing an essay on the blog, so my writing skills could better.

    3. Yes! because previously I don’t know about all sorts of American culture. Then, by following this CCU class I would find out what are the American culture.
    Examples of American culture are about marriage. Marriage is formally a civil institution but is commonly performed in a church. Statistically, marriage appears to be on the decline. Half of all adults are unmarried, including those who have never married and those who are divorced. Rates of marriage are higher among whites than among blacks.
    With the exception of Vermont, civil unions are legal only between heterosexual adults. However, gay marriages are increasingly common whether or not they are formally recognized by the state. Some religious denominations and churches recognize and perform gay marriages. The high rate of divorce and remarriage has also increased the importance of stepfamilies

    4. Yes! CCU classes help me raise awareness about my own culture. After learn about American culture I became curious and wanting to know about the culture of Indonesia.
    Example of Indonesian culture is the relative status of women and men. The status of women is generally considered to be high, though their position and rights vary considerably in different ethnic groups. Nearly everywhere, Indonesian gender ideology emphasizes men as community leaders, decision makers, and mediators with the outside world, while women are the backbone of the home and family values.

    5. No! Because although the famous American country with a country that is free, but they were able to act properly in order to realize the welfare of her life.
    For instance any belief in America given the opportunity to thrive despite its core is basically not good. And again about the freedom to establish mosques, which must be approved by the citizens, not banned for worship but fear it can be make the traffic jump in the narrow region

    6. Yes! What I learned in class CCU contribute to my profession as a teacher after graduating from the Guidance and Counseling-UKI later. Being an English teacher not only mastered discussed the language, but also masters the knowledge of American culture that I can share with students. For example of American culture on their hard work to achieve success. Americans are very rarely able to enjoy the vacation, in addition to a holiday. They use a lot of his days to work hard trying to be the one to stay ahead and succeed. It can motivate students to want to strive to achieve a success.

    7. Yes! What I learned in class CCU helped me communicate with Americans. Because when I met and talked with them I would be able to explore more about American culture, not just know a little bit. I can ask anything about American culture that I’m not understood. For example in terms of food, Americans are very like to consume fast food because they do not have to bother to cook for themselves. But I don’t like fast food, and maybe it will be difficult for me to tell them to wait for a dish that I created myself.

    8. Yes! I think the subject of CCU (Cross Cultural Understanding) will make me easier to live in the United States, if someday I have the opportunity to go there. Understanding the CCU means I’ve got an idea of the United States. And when I lived there later, I could get used to the culture they live, so it will not feel awkward with the habits of United States. For example about timely, there is no rubber time there. If you are invited at 07.00 pm, then the maximum you should come half an hour earlier (in time). As a precaution, do not ever come on time (on time).

  57. 1. Yes, CCU classes contribute hugely to my language skills. Studying the culture of the others and compare them in many aspects with my own culture. The subject is not only enrich my knowledge about America, but also gave me the opportunity to develop my language skills, especially reading, speaking, and writing. Discussion activities are carried out every week helps me actively speak and read the information active in information related to the topic presented each week. Weekly tasks that will be posted in the “virtual classroom” also forced me to improve essay writing skills course.

    2. CCU class contributed greatly to my writing skills. Prior to joining this class, I do not know clearly about write an academic essay. Since the previous semester I just got a basic lesson of writing. In this class, I am obliged to write my ideas in a paragraph or essay with a different topic every week. As a result, I have to learn to be more active in order to conform with this course.

    3. Yes I realize how much American culture. And it makes me want to make our nation strong, like America. Since I have a principle of “if they can why not?” I am inspired by their independence. If there is a 18-years-olds are considered adults and can stand alone, while the age of 18 years in my country is still always rely on their parents. If someday I have children I will teach the independence of the American people so that someday he can feel the true of meaning of life.

    4. Yes thanks to CCU I realized that American culture is very interesting and inspired me to be the most developing countries. In terms of independence, before studying at CCU always ask help to others before doing so themselves.

    5. I certainly yes. From the first my parents always told me to not follow American culture. They said the habit was very free and wild impressed. They relate to sex, the night world, drugs, and violence. But after attending this course changed my perspective. Each region has its bad side. But it all depends on each individual. This class I have a new fact about the culture and life there.

    6. If I had graduated from FKIP UKI. I will put the value of American culture in the process of teaching me without having to leave our native culture. Because I feel a lot of their culture that can apply in our education. Because our work as teachers not only teach but also educate them to become someone who can relied upon in thefuture.

    7. Yes. By the studying the CCU I was no longer awkward to communicate with native people there. Because of this I can learn little understanding of every day life there and how they work, communicate with others. For example, now I began to dare to communicate with the American people with yahoo messenger. Or discuss with people who had lived in American for a long time. I ventured to talk about their life exists there and compare it with the culture in Indonesia.

    8. Yes, I agree with that. Because by knowing a lot of knowledge about American culture, it makes it easier for me if one day I came to America and live there. There is no doubt for me to communicate well with them and it will be easier for me to adapt to them. There is no misunderstanding in communication between me and them. and I will not be awkward anymore with their habits and lifestyle

  58. Yes, I agree with that. Because by knowing a lot of knowledge about American culture, it makes it easier for me if one day I came to America and live there. There is no doubt for me to communicate well with them and it will be easier for me to adapt to them. There is no misunderstanding in communication between me and them. and I will not be awkward anymore with their habits and lifestyle

  59. Part II :

    1. Yes, CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. The discussion activities, especially those held in groups, require active speaking. The weekly assignment to be posted in the “cyber class” forces me to boost my writing skills.

    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I have no clear idea of how to write an academic essay. In this class, the students are required to write their ideas in a single paragraph or essays. As a consequence, now I have start to understand how to write essays correctly, although still a little wrong in writing.

    3. Yes, CCU class contributed about how the increase in American culture, it provides a deeper knowledge of the meaning of which I do not know how American culture then and now to be know. American culture has a lot of diversity that is different from other nations. The large variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious groups meant that accepting diversity was the only practical choice. In time many Americans came to see strength in their country’s diversity.

    4. CCU class contributes to my own culture because every culture has a lot of cultural differences. American culture more diverse than my own culture. After I realized that the culture is very important so I start to improve the quality of the culture better and more efficient to keep my culture can develop properly and do not fade. With it, our culture could be even better than before. Then we have to develop every existing culture so that every citizen can get to know its own culture.

    5. Yes, because American culture has a lot of diversity in American life. Even they are very focused on life goals or future. They do not care how hard it is now living the life they experienced. They will still try my best to achieve a better life than before.

    6. Yes, because although I later graduated from the FKIP-UKI, CCU still contributes to my profession and when we’re already becoming a teacher, we should be able to give examples of good and decent behavior toward students in accordance with the culture and our attitudes so that when we are teaching them we are able to interact well and get to know what kind of attitudes and behaviors. We even have to get closer to them so that we can become a teacher who wants them.

    7. Yes, because it could help us in communicating with them.

    8. Yes, because that was we do not know, know what kind of American culture then and now, although we already know enough and yet still be said to know more, we still continue to learn to figure out how to culture, life, behavior, and attitudes of Americans. Then we will be able to have the opportunity and would more easily interact with the good when we interact and are in their country even when we really already know the whole, we will more easily perform activities there.

  60. Part II.
    1. YES! because it can help to enrich the vocabulary that we have. By learning the CCU we can understand culture, and aspect-aspect in cross culture can help to understand what and how the American culture. Learning CCU class I can deepen my skills especially in the areas of writing, by makes the task with a lot of writing, I can improve my writing better than before.

    2. CCU class can help me especially in Writing, because it can help me in writing with the correct sentence, and can learn how to write good and correct in paragraph of writing. the first step must be done in Writing, can arranged the sentences. And the steps is should be the topic, supporting detail, and the last is concluding. CCU class can help me in writing.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. Because the culture of America that I previously knew only a general. Not knowing the specific culture of America but with the CCU class can help me learn more in the culture of America again. For example: in the CCU class lessons we were taught about the culture of America that turned out to American citizens not like Indonesian state in education or curriculum in the schools there is no religious education lessons. Because they think religion is something personal.

    4. yes! the learning CCU class can raise awareness about their own culture, but I also proud of its own culture. I think when I studied I can compare the CCU that the State of America is very individual, but in Indonesian togetherness and helping each other is to reconcile between individualism in each other . for instance in the State of America the right that they have. But in the State of Indonesia there are still limits in doing or acting anything.

    5. Yes! because in addition I know more about life and values individualism America but in the presence of American States also have self-discipline that they have to undergo. With self – discipline American citizen becomes a super power country in the example is working they have not a holiday government set. because his abiding citizens will have the law and good discipline.

    6. Yes! CCU contribute to know the culture of America and how the values of America that they follow, if I became a teacher of English language learning has to do with American culture, as well as knowledge as well as a reference in member knowledge to peoples. example: we can know that America’s state has different culture with Indonesia, in the field of Religion. Because the American citizen does not have the Act of religion or beliefs.

    7. yes! by learning CCU class I brave to speak with nattive speaker, for example we can barter about the culture that we had, and many culture very difference with Indonesia. Learning American Culture we can know about culture and how the American lives .

    8. do you think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make it easier for you to live in the USA, if one day you have the opportunity to go there? Yes, with CCU class if we are stayed in US maybe can helped us to know how American people as usual. For example : if I have an opportunities to stayed in US , before that we know first about how their daily life and their culture.

  61. Part 2.

    1. yes! CCU class was very useful, because it can improve my language skills.And through the CCU class I got a new knowledge about its specific culture U.S. culture that is always discussed in class CCU. I can distinguish American culture with the culture of our own country.
    I can also improve my language sklills field of writing. we were always taught how to write correctly.Because The weekly assignment to be posted in the “cyber class” forces me to boost my writing skills.
    2.CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. every meeting we are always discussions about the material we have studied, and we should write in a paper response. from here is every time the subject meeting CCU add my writting skills. because we should write and release great ideas. With its existing CCU class we as students begin to understand how to write a paragraph that is good and right.
    Because before I take courses the CCU, I do not really know how to write good essays.
    3.Yes ! CCU class improve about American culture. because with CCU class we can go deeper about American culture that its real. we better understand how America’s. so we can see how the American people can achieve success by working hard. because American people always apply the hard work of doing things so that their jobs could be successful. and we can see how the American economic system is able to walk with fine which may make the American nation as a superpower.
    4.Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about our country. because CCU of class, we can see the difference in the values of the American nation and beloved our country Indonesia. we are more aware that our country is rich in culture and rich in religious values.for the example is the American free sex teenagers very free in the environment whereas, in Indonesia free sex is strictly forbidden by the government there is the environment can damage the name of religion because good state and family.
    5. Yes ! because with this CCU class I am more aware how adolescents and its the real American culture. I was once perception that American society was never concerned with other that American society was never concerned with other it turns out, my perception was wrong after I entered the CCU classroom and find out the American society turns their habits so is to care for others and there are no social strata among those who want rich or poor.
    6. Yes ! Because I think by studying other cultures enrich our knowledge of American culture. besides, if associated in terms of American education is much more advanced. In terms of education in American curricula emphasize more active student to find material that will be taught in class. so that teaching and learning activities will be more active. his intent here is not only receive the material students are taught the teacher, but rather to discuss the problems of material being taught. unlike in Indonesia more teachers giving lessons and did not give its students the opportunity to actively participate in the activities lebi classroom teaching.
    7.Yes ! obviously help, learn CCU during this gives me about how their culture. culture here is more to the routines that do American society. For the examples of his youth there has been in independent habit since childhood. After they were 17 years old they are accustomed to seeking money, with the independence they are accustomed to the work so that it can support herself. So don’t wonder the U.S. into superpower. And we can communication with well to the American youth, because we already know a little about the lives of teenagers there.

    8. Yes ! Very helpful because the CCU provides an overview or understanding of life in America. All of aspects given a subjects in CCU class. from the way we communicate with American people. where the American citizen is to work hard they almost do not have time to rest. not only that their culture is also taught in the CCU, so we study the American culture will provide a background understanding of the country.

  62. Part 2

    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language. I can more learn about the differences culture between American and Indonesian and it so important and interesting for me. CCU subject help us to know the culture that we do not know before. Besides CCU class also contributes to my language especially writing skills and reading. In this class, writing skills is very conspicuous for me. Why? Because almost every week the lecturer gave us assignment and it always related to writing skill.

    2. Yes! CCU class most contributes my language in writing and reading. I feel that because in this class we have to read whatever that related to our subject, for example from books, from internet, from newspaper and we were more and more understand how to establish the topic, supporting details, and have a good skill in reading. In the other hand, writing skill is also conspicuous in CCU class. From the assignments that my lecturer gave almost all influence to the writing skill. For example, the assignments like write an essay, it helps us to understand and learn about how to write a good essay and always posted to his blog. There we can learn more by open his blog because there is much knowledge that I have never know. And I am happy to study CCU because can enrich my language.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise awareness about American culture because from this subject we have known their history, their culture, their habits and it so interesting for me because from that I become know why America be a superpower country. I can learn some culture of Americans. And I think learn a foreign culture helps us to know what kind the country is. Besides we can also compare our culture with them, and it’s good for us to imitate their good culture.

    4. Yes! CCU subject also raise awareness about my country. Actually our culture is not too bad. We have a great culture that Americans do not have but after learn Americans culture I have known the bad culture we have. If I compare our culture and their culture we can deduce that our culture is lacking in support with human resources. Because of that from CCU class we can imitate a good culture from American so that we can improve our bad culture become a great culture.

    5. Yes! After join CCU class I change my perception towards American culture. Before I am not interesting about their culture, because I think their culture very “free” and my perception before is their culture has many negative and bad things. So, when I learn more about their culture it change my perception before become a new perception that I think they have a great culture that we have no in our culture. The example is toil.

    6. Yes! I think after I graduate from UKI and become an English teacher this knowledge contributes to my profession. Why? Because as a teacher we demanded to have a wide knowledge than our students. Moreover I am as an English teacher of course must have a wide knowledge about English. From this subject I get opportunities to enrich the knowledge that I learned. So, CCU class have many roles to helps us be a professional English teacher.

    7. Yes! Learning in CCU class helps me in communicating with American because from this class I get more the important knowledge about American. So, it’s helps me to communicating with Americans because I already know about their culture and at least we will have a connect communicating with them.

    8. Yes! Of course CCU class will make it easier for me to live in the USA. I say like that because to live in foreign country without I know their culture it is so difficult but in CCU class I have learn about their culture although only part of that but it makes easier to live there. If one day I have the opportunity to go there I will take it because from what I have learned at least I have a confidence to live there.

  63. PART B

    1. Yes! The CCU (Cross Cultural Understanding) class contributed to me in knowing various cultures. Can know the American culture system. Can learn different aspects of culture against culture of their own country. Here I also trained to become an active students. Creating groups for discussion in improving our knowledge in various aspects of culture with other nations. In this class can also find out how to post the academic essay through the blog.

    2. In CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. In this class I have a lot to know how to write an academic essay. I and my friends are able to write essay properly. Writing is one factor that can develop students’ skills in an academic essay.

    3. Yes! CCU can raise awareness about American culture. I realize many Americans has given a positive side to the other country. Americahas a population that has always worked hard. America also has a great volunteer spirit, America has always helped people in trouble in the form of funds and scholarships to people who can not afford. And always helping victims of natural disasters. Indonesia should learn a lot in American culture that is always trying to become the best country.

    4. Yes! CCU also can increase my awareness about my own culture that is Indonesia. I am aware of Indonesia also has many positive side such as, having good manners and good cooperation with each other. While the Americans have no manners and have no good cooperation. For example: in America they call the father or mother as the name. While in Indonesia is prefered to behave very politely to older people and call the father and mother with a decent name. That’s what made me proud to be indonesian.

    5. Yes! Initially my perception that Americans has people who can cooperate with each other. And it turns out after I learn the CCU that America has an individual freedom so that many Americans are closed to each other and able to solve the problem without needing help from others. Individual freedom to make a person covered in maintaining their privacy. American people are free to do whatever their heart’s content without the burden. After I’ve learned CCU I know about the real American culture.

    6. Yes! Greatly contribute because if one day we teach and suddenly get a question from a student who asked about American culture then very sure I am able to answer every question put by the students. By studying the CCU, we know a lot of cultural values in each country. Once we understand and learn a lot every culture in other countries. We are also able to apply the understanding that we have teach to our students later.

    7. Yes! Because we have learned and understand the culture of the American nation through CCU. And of course we already know the character of each individual, so we already know the habits of what is often done by Americans. CCU also provides a theory that not only know the Americans everywhere. The more we know the American culture, we dare to communicate with Americans.

    8. Yes! Because of course we already know about the cultural values that exist in America. Thus, we do not have a sense of doubt if someday we get to live in America. We already know the culture of Americans so we do not feel weird anymore to face the Amerian people. If we already know and learn other cultures can make us more add to our knowledge of other cultures.

    Thankyou sir. GBU 🙂

  64. Part Two

    1. Yes. In this subject, I can contribute in one language skills. Language skills that I can contribute is writing. Through this subject I taught and practice to write, whether it is delivering the opinion, writing essays and things related with writing. This is an ability that I get in this subject.

    2. D. Writing. In my opinion, the skills I got, that I developed and I give the subject CCU is writing skills. This is seen from any task assigned by my lecturer each time the material submitted. we are always required to be able to pour an opinion on the question / task assigned by my lecturer’s personal blog. This clearly be able to develop my skills in writing. How to good writing, how to write a good essays and improve my skills in writing, and these skills that I developed in the subject of this CCU.

    3. Yes. Through this lesson CCU, many of knowledge that I get about the culture of American States. Among them is about the culture, values, beliefs, procedures, and the life of the nation. This increased my awareness about the culture they have. In addition to being a developed country, they also have cultural values and a good, positive and more beneficial points for the nation. Besides being a great nation, rich and high-tech, this country has always hard worked, self-improvement, also have high humanitarian attitude, volunteerism and independence. This value that I get, and learned in American culture. And all this will increase my awareness of American culture that the culture and values they have very positive. For the real example is hardworking attitude that they have, they become a developed nation because of their hard work. Many changes, innovation, advanced technology they have. All these are examples of the results of their hard work.

    4. Yes. Through the knowledge that I acquired during my lesson this CCU, my awareness of my culture is increasing. In addition to giving this lesson to my knowledge about American culture, I also feel proud to be owned by the Indonesian culture. If the U.S. is famous for its hard work they see themselves individually, otherwise the value in Indonesia, the Indonesian-owned makes me proud. That is the value of harmony and mutual cooperation. From the environment around me, the value of mutual aid is indeed implemented. For instance when cleaning the environment, residents together to clean the environment. Another example is owned by Indonesia is the value of manners. Indonesia country known for its friendliness and politeness. This was the one who made me aware and proud of the values owned by Indonesian culture.

    5. Yes. Before i get a knowledge about American culture, the perception that in my mind is, the American country is a country that likes to live together / mutual worked together, such as Indonesia. Such perceptions arise because I see that the American country has very high of humanitarian nature. For example when a disaster occurs in other countries, Americans are always quick in providing aid. But after this lesson, my perception changed. Americans were more individual. Prefers to live alone, not alive worked together, they do not want to share problems / what they are to others, they are more closed in on themselves want to finish it himself. This is what changed my perception that there are minds after studying the CCU.

    6. Yes. In my opinion, the knowledge I get in the CCU is very useful lesson. Very good if I share with my students. Because to let them know about the culture of another country. Moreover, the American, who was already famous in the eyes of the world. Although not completely I tell them, but at least I share some of that knowledge to my students. So that their knowledge is greatly increased, so that these values can also be beneficial to them. Good value and positive they can take. Example is the of humanitarian and volunteerism of American culture.

    7. Yes of course very helpful. At least I know the values, culture, procedures and habits that they have / use. So that when I communicate with the American people, I know what to say. Such as in Indonesia, there are things that are not good / polite to say, to ask. As well as communicating with the American people, at least I know the procedures to communicate with them.

    8. Yes of course, what I have achieved during this course, it helps me to know culture, values, procedures adopted by the American country. This is very helpful, if one day I had the opportunity to live in America, at least I to know the country’s culture, way of thinking, habits and values that they use. So when I lived there I could adapt to them, as I have achieved in the lesson of this CCU.

    Thank You Sir

  65. Part B.
    1.Yes, it does.
    The CCU class contribute my language, especially for my writing and reading. By this class stimulate me to read more and write what my idea. By reading unconsciously my vocabulary increase and by writing can improve my grammar.
    2.Reading , because by this subject, I have to learn much the other countries culture, especially American culture. For example, I can know much more about American values and beliefs, e.g : self-discipline, volunteerism, competition, and hard working
    3.Yes , it does.
    By this subject, I have known much more about American cultures.
    For example: The way their thinking about their future and self-discipline.
    4.Yes, it does.
    American cultures bring me to realize that their values and beliefs are important for me to improve my self. For example: I can control my self to manage my time where I am here just alone or far from my family.
    5.Yes, it does.
    Before I learn this subject, I thought if American culture is not good, as most people call it “west culture”, as they know, west culture is not good to emulate it. But the fact, America has many values and beliefs that we have to emulate such as competition, self-discipline, and etc.

    6.Yes, by this subject I can know the way to manage my time, the way to manage my mind set Where American have over confident to reach a goal.
    7.Yes, of course. Because through this subject (CCU) I can know their culture, so it’s easy for me to adaptation with them.
    8.Yes, I agree with that. Because by know much about American culture, it makes easy to me if someday I come to America and stay there.

  66. Part Two

    1. Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) class contribute to any of your language skills yes of course ! In CCU class I was taught to understand American culture in various fields which are very obviously differences with the culture in my country. Through discussions that have been placed on Bloge made me develop my vocabulary itself and helped me to be able to write to explain my every opinion by using either an equivalent or in other words extending one of my English language skills which are writing

    2. CCU class help me raise my awareness about American culture In CCU class also provide something which contributes in the lesson emphasized me to be able to develop one of language skills are writing. Why? Because in every meeting class the lecturer gave topics discussion that posted in the “cyber class” where each student should discuss the topics are given by the lecturer. In this case makes me need to be able to write any ideas that poured with equivalent of a good word, therefore CCU class contributed most to my writing skills.

    3. In CCU class helps me increase my consciousness about American culture. In this lesson I have learned about the culture contained in the American state where American states have some values that make the country called as a superpower. One of the values which are very necessary in adoption is their hard work we already know American is a very hard working, America’s workers also work longer work weeks and put in more hours over the course of the year than counterparts in many advanced economies, they work 40 hours or more each week. This culture is very different from Indonesia therefore I realized that Indonesia is still far behind the state American so by studying one of the cultural values made me to be able to follow the hard work of American.

    4. CCU class also help me raise my awareness about my culture, for instance in America’s culture does not describe the value of cooperativeness, they tend to self-reliant and eventually lead to individual so they becomes individualism person and their attitudes does not like the Indonesian people who are concerned with the interests of others than themselves and therefore the value of Indonesia is famous for its strong cooperation.

    5. In CCU class doesn’t change my perception towards American culture. Why? Because as I know the cultures of the American people are like that and they basically developed for attitudes and values are inside. So does not be surprised if the American nation is the most developed country in the world and the values it stands for the American people finally form become developed

    6. If I become an English Teacher after graduating from FKIP-UKI, everything that I have learned in CCU class contribute to my future profession which I want to be a teacher. For example by learning CCU helped me to eventually can explain to my students how the culture of America so they not only know their language but also culture and values were included.

    7. What which I have explained that learning CCU in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans. Because in learning CCU explain how the culture of American itself so when we want to communicate with the American we have learned beforehand the character of each personality American so that eventually we are not shocked and will be convenient to establish a communication.

    8. As in the previous number which I have explained that learning CCU when I am learning Cross Cultural Understanding I have learned how the culture of American how they work and how the American people’s personal itself so it will make easier when someday I go there and live in the USA.

  67. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. learn about the culture is very interesting, which I did not knowing to knowing. Because here I learned about the culture of other countries in various aspects. In addition, when the process of teaching and learning, each of us as students give opinions when discussing in class to make the task which is carried out by teachers for each subject… But sometimes–sometimes I want to ask something to teachers, but the fear, but there are some things that I do not know.
    Writing, because by writing I can give my opinion about the American culture of learning. However, it is very difficult to write, because I am weak when it made structure in the form of the English language. By writing I can spend what is my mind.
    Yes! In fact, when I learned of the American culture that I know that American society is more independent than the Indonesian State. Moreover, they have a decent hard work of fatherly nature imitated by the village of Indonesia, especially for me. There are things I wonder also about the culture of American society, child in Indonesia men and women are still being observed by their parents pare, while in United States, a baby has had his own room.
    Yes! When cross cultural understanding class, to prove that their culture is worthy of emulation, rather than our own culture. For example: Indonesian people prefers to receive results without hard work. Indonesia wants to be a human society that has a lot of money, but don’t try to what they want.
    Yes! When cross cultural understanding class, to prove that America has the nature of hard work, self-discipline, independence, equal opportunity, and they never depend on others. They always do what they do with themselves, without expecting others to help what they do. They also never give up to achieve something they want.
    No! Because I still have not mastered as if the culture of our profession later. And I also never thought that it would learn the culture of others. But if culture is a profession that is needed, I will try to learn the culture that can also be regarded as our profession later.
    Yes! When studying American culture, I know their culture, so that when later I went to my American extra care to communicate with them. For example: They are very sensitive when asked about their age, or religion.
    Yes! Because when cross cultural understanding class, I knowing about American culture, but not only learn from here, but I also have more to read another book again to deepen the culture of America. For example: I need to know the food and drink what they like, so that when I was in America I am not ashamed of and familiar with their food. In addition, I also have to know how to keep my self when in America, because the association is too free.

  68. PART B
    1. Yes! CCU class contributes to my language skills. Studying about other culture that is different with my own culture is very interesting and exciting. Study CCU improves my knowledge about Americans and their culture. Study CCU also improves my English skills like reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In the class my lecturer always teaches us by presentation. Then, he asks us according to the presentation that he had presented. In this case, I improve my skills in Listening and speaking. My lecturer also gives us assignment on his blog. In this case, I improve my skill in reading and writing. So, CCU class contributes my skills in English.
    2. CCU class contributed most to my writing skills. Before joining this class, I had taught by Mr. Parlin who is also teaches me in this CCU class. When I’m in semester 4, Mr. Parlin taught me Basic Science class. In that semester, he also gave assignment for us to make an essay. But, in this semester, especially in CCU class, he always gives us assignment, especially in write an essay. So, I think CCU class contributed most to my writing skills.
    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture. For example, in America, almost people there are hard worker. People there able to work approximate 40 hours per week. This is very different with my own culture. Almost all people in my own culture are lazy, especially lazy to work. This is American culture that I have to give more awareness. So, CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture.
    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. For example, in my own culture, it is very not polite if we address older people by call his or her name. But, in American culture it does not matter if we address older people by call his or her name. This is just one kind of my own culture that I have to give more awareness. There is other my own culture that I have to give more awareness. But, I just want to give one example. So, CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture.
    5. CCU class changes my perception towards American culture. Before studying CCU class, I have known some perceptions of American culture. But, after I studying CCU class, I get more knowledge or perceptions towards American culture. Example, before studying CCU class, I do not know that American people capable to work 40 hours per week. I know that American people are hard worker, but I never think that American people have a capability to work that hard. So, CCU class changes my perception towards American culture.
    6. I think what I’m learning in CCU class contribute to my profession as a teacher is I have a capable to teach my students about American culture and tell to them the positive and the negative of American culture.
    7. I think what I have learned in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans. Because, approximately I have known about American culture. So, it will help me in communicating with Americans. Example, if there is American people come to UKI, I can share to him or her about their culture which is maybe some people do not know about their culture. So, I think what I have learned in CCU class will help me in communicating with Americans.
    8. I think the subject of Cross Cultural Understanding will make me easier to live in the USA. Because, approximately I have known about American culture after studying CCU class. So, if I live there, I’m not be clumsy to the American culture anymore. Because, I have known about American culture after studying CCU class.

  69. Part B.

    1. Yes, it does. CCU contributes my language, especially for my writing and reading.
    This CCU class stimulate me to read more and more about cultures, where by this subject, unconsciously my vocabulary has increased, not only vocabulary but also i have got much knowledge about cultures from this CCU class, especially America culture. This subject also improve my writing skill, that is by the task that has given for CCU class. It stimulates me to practice in writing my idea.

    2. Reading, because by this subject, I have to learn much the other countries culture especially, American culture. For example, I can know much more about American values and beliefs, e.g. self-discipline, volunteerism, and competition through reading. It is automatically can make my knowledge become wide by reading can also make my vocabulary increase. Furthermore, by reading their culture, I can also change my mindset. I can emulate the way they think, I got a lot of knowledge by reading.

    3. Yes, it does. By this subject, I have known much more about American cultures.
    For example: The way their thinking about their future and self-discipline.
    I admit that American is important figure for Indonesia and also for other countries. Because there are many things that they have given proof to the world that America is the most successful country. The basic factor for them is cultures. They are hard-working, self-reliance and freedom. Culture has made them successful. We must not be shame to emulate their culture.

    4. Yes, it does. American cultures bring me to realize that their values and beliefs are important for me to improve my self. For example: I can control my self to manage my time where I am here just alone or far from my family. By knowing American culture, stimulate me to be self-reliance, be a hard-working and be volunteerism. I have just realized that the fact America is good figure for me to make my future will be better

    5. Yes, it does. Before I learn this subject, I thought if American culture is not good, as most people call it “west culture”, as they know that west culture is not good to emulate it. But the fact, America has many values and beliefs that important for us to emulate such as competition, self-discipline, hard-working, volunteerism, freedom and etc. It helps my culture to be better than yesterday. I believe that by American culture, I have changed my mindset. For example, now I do hard-working to get my target.

    6. Yes, by this subject I can know the way to manage my time, the way to manage my mindset Where American has over confident to reach a goal. I really thank to Mr.parlin that has taught me about CCU. I get many inspirations from this subject. For example, if I be a teacher someday, I will teach to my students to be self-reliance, hard-working, self-discipline, and volunteerism. I will give them opportunity in argued.

    7. Yes, of course. Because by studying this subject (CCU) I can know a lot of their culture, so it’s very easy for me to adapt and to make a relation with them. Moreover, I can also understand the way they communicate or speak. This subject very helps me easier to adapt with them, so there is no misunderstanding in communication with them.

    8. Yes, I agree with that. Because by knowing a lot of knowledge about American culture, it makes easier to me if someday I come to America and stay there. There is no doubt for me to communicate well with them and it will be easier for me to adapt with them. There is no misunderstanding in communication between me and them.

  70. PART II: Perception and Reflection

    1. Yes, it does. CCU class gives me language skills. Studying a culture which differs in many aspects with my own culture is interesting. The subject does not only enrich my knowledge about Americans but also provides me opportunities to develop my language skills, especially speaking and writing. The discussion activities, especially those held in groups, require active speaking. Moreover enrich my knowledge about culture and my language skill, especially reading can also increase my vocabulary.

    2. Reading. CCU class the most contributed for me is Reading skill and I can also increase my vocabulary, it also provides me opportunities to develop my language skill, especially reading. Because studying cultural is very interesting for me. Because I can get more about culture, especially America culture. There are many positive things that I have got by reading for example the way they do competition with each other. By reading I can improve my mindset through America culture because I do respond positive their culture.

    3. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about American culture awareness in America is a thing of the past. There are so many different cultures and so little understanding in America that we are just one big melting pot, whether we like it or not. Example of awareness about American culture is this is why America is going through the social and economical changes we are today, we are encouraged to have the ability to overlook certain aspects of culture.

    4. Yes! CCU class helps me raise my awareness about my own culture. There are many things that I have to learn from America culture. Before I learned CCU, I have not known about culture of America. But now, I get a lot of knowledge about their culture and I need to improve my culture to be better. The important things that i have to change are my self-disciplines, self-reliance, and hard-working. I’ve just realized that this is very important for me to make my future will be successful.

    5. Yes! CCU class changed my perception of American culture. American migrant’s tough, independent, so one wants to be successful must work hard to get satisfactory results. For example, want to get good grades or satisfactory must learn and keep working hard. Before I learned CCU, I thought that America culture was not good for me to learn and to emulate, but the fact I was wrong. For example, though that they did not practice their religion, but I was wrong, the fact America is religious peoples.

    6. Yes! Because teachers also need to know about the CCU primarily about American countries. And the U.S. also makes the motivation for teachers. For example, Americans have always worked hard and they believe that people should have jobs. Teachers teach the kids a hard worker as well as children with full responsibility and patience and teacher also get motivation by studying CCU class that is motivation to make students will be a self-reliance and hard-working.

    7. Yes, of course! Because, if we have learned and understood this subject (CCU). It would make me easier to communicate with Americans, because I have got a lot of knowledge about America culture by learning this subject. There is no doubt for me to learn many things, especially in cultures. For example, the way they think, the way they speak. It is important for me to learn more and more about this.

    8. Yes! After learning cross cultural understanding, I can know the way they speak and communicate. It is very helpful me to adapt with American people. Someday if go there and stay there, I do not need to be ashamed to communicate with them because I have got much knowledge about their culture, so it is easier to me for adapting.

  71. DIAN MAYA MARGARETH
    0812150038

    1. Yes, it does.
    The CCU class contributes my language skill in listening, reading, and writing. But the big contribution is in my speaking skills. CCU class gives me the new thought about American Culture. By learning CCU I know that there are so many special things in America which I never know, like the traditional values and beliefs which can be emulated with us, Indonesians.

    2. CCU class contributes me most in speaking skills. Before I learn it, I feel ashame when I’m going to express my thought to others. Because Americans are brave people, I want to be like them, be brave to express my thought in speaking. Although I still make mistakes, i never give up to try again.

    3. Yes, it does.
    In the past, before I have learnt American Culture, I do not know if Americans do not have any vacations day. I cannot imagine if Indonesians do the same thing? There must be a national demonstration.

    4. Yes, it does.
    When I study about American Culture, I remember with my own culture and I want to know it deeper than before. Honestly, until now, I still do not know my own culture yet. But when my lecturer asked all of the students in CCU class about our own culture, I know it much more.

    5. Yes, it does.
    Yesterday, I just know that Americans do what they want to do. Because individual freedom is valued in there, as I always watch in American movies, that is what I think of them. But now, my thought is wrong. Americans still have so many good values and beliefs that I never know.

    6. I think yes.
    When we teach our students, we need not only the linguistics knowledge, but also the culture knowledge of the country which we learn.

    7. I think yes.
    If I meet Americans, I can ask them deeper about their culture. I also know how the way I must speak with them.

    8. If yesterday I said NO Sir, and you suggest me to change my thought. Now I know what I thought yesterday is wrong. I cannot generalize it to the whole parts in our lives. As you said so, there are some people who still practice the theory correctly, and you know Sir, I will be one of them. So, by learning CCU, and if I have an opportunity to go to America, I will apply what I have learnt.
    Thank You Sir !

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