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Title: Teachers' Opinion of the Teaching of English in the Elementary School Curriculum in Ambarawa, Central Java
Authors: Sari, Maria Dewinta Ratri
Keywords: curriculum;TEYL;TEFL
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Faculty of Language and Literature Satya Wacana Christian University
Abstract: This study is aimed to explore teachers' opinion and attitude towards the teaching of English as a local content in elementary school curriculum. The research participants were 8 elementary English teachers in Ambarawa. The data were collected using a one-to-one interview that allows the participants to explore their opinions. The results of this study reveal that the teachers realize the need of mastering English in today's globalized era. They believe that learning English needs to start from early age. Thus, most teachers show a supportive opinion towards introducing English in the elementary school although the condition of their region has little direct needs of English.The teachers view that language knowledge (such as vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation) is the first thing to be taught in this primary level. However, teachers also display some concerns with the English teaching implementation that they have to face in their teaching, namely guidelines for English lesson syllabus, lesson time allocation, teaching facilities, and employment status.
Description: English.Edu, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2012, p. 27-46
ISSN: 1412-5161
Appears in Collections:English.Edu 2012 Vol. 10 No. 1 January

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