Development of Reading for Information Teaching Materials Based on Local Wisdom; A Study of Mandar Local Wisdom

Sukmawati Yasim(1*), Rusdiah Rusdiah(2),

(*) Corresponding Author


This study aims to design a Reading for Information Teaching material based on Local wisdom carried out at English Education Department of West Sulawesi University. Quantitative approach with descriptive method was employed in order to connect the students’ local background knowledge regarding local culture stories as the materials provided in English. 22 students programming Reading for Information were selected purposively over the 158 population. The data were collected through observation, questionnaire, interview with semi-structure, and documentation. The result of this study would be a reference to develop teaching materials in Reading for Information based on Mandar Local Wisdom.

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