Foreign student guest lecture and Indonesian EFL students' motivation in cross-culture understanding course


  • Imam Wahyudi Karimullah Universitas Islam Malang
  • Sari Kurnia Rahmawati Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Elchin Gashimov Moscow City University



international students, guest lecture, motivation, cross-culture


This study explores an innovative way to increase students' learning motivation in a cross-culture understanding (CCU) class at an English Language Teaching study program in a private university in Indonesia. The lecturer assigned EFL students to find international students to share their cultures to solve students' lack of motivation in indoor learning activities. From observation, interview, and an online survey to 94 students (four classes), 98.9 % agreed that the international students' guest lecture method could increase EFL students' motivation to learn CCU. The Indonesian lecturer exposed to global culture and international students exposed to Indonesian culture becomes the primary resource for Indonesian EFL students to get insight and inspiration for their intercultural communication and adaptation practices.

Author Biographies

Imam Wahyudi Karimullah, Universitas Islam Malang

Faculty of Teacher Training and Education


Sari Kurnia Rahmawati, Universitas Negeri Malang

Faculty of Letter


Elchin Gashimov, Moscow City University




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How to Cite

Karimullah, I. W., Rahmawati, S. K., & Gashimov, E. (2021). Foreign student guest lecture and Indonesian EFL students’ motivation in cross-culture understanding course. Journal of Research on English and Language Learning (J-REaLL), 2(2), 145–152.