arny irhani asmin, muhammad hasby


In tourism, English is used as an instructional language (lingua-Franca) that commonly used in the transaction and communication both oral and written by the foreign tourists. English language proficiency is important for the people who live around local attractions in order to improve the quality of communications services for travelers. This study aims to describe phrases and expression used by the people around tourist attraction in Latuppa, Palopo. Also, to improve the English communication skill for the people who live around the tourism destination in Latuppa. The method applied in this research is descriptive qualitative with direct observation and interview in collecting data. This study found that there are many vocabularies and expressions related to the local tourism in Latuppa. Moreover, the researchers also found that people in the tourism area of Latuppa are very enthusiastic in developing tourism attractions in their area. Unfortunately, most of them said that mastering English language is not required for now, because the visitors who come are the local residents only. In addition, they agree that the improvement of facilities at the tourism attraction is more needed for now

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