The Effectiveness of English Education at a Public Elementary School in Indonesia in Enhancing English for Young Learners

Diah Royani Meisani

Abstract

The role of English as a wide-reaching means of communication has led early English education becomes more prevalent in today’s world. This present research aims at finding out the effectiveness of English education at a public elementary school in Indonesia. Besides the English teacher, the fourth, fifth and sixth grade students of a public elementary school located in Bandung, Indonesia, were the participants. An English proficiency test is administered to see whether the English ability of students in higher grade is better than the lower ones. Through questionnaire, further investigation was also done to know the students’ perceptions towards English as a subject at school. The findings of this study revealed that students’ English score did not show a significant difference among grade four, five and six. Varied answers of students’ responses towards the English teaching were also recorded. Hence, the results are expected to give valuable contributions on the implementation English education, especially English for Young Learners (EYL) that can be beneficial for English teachers and other related stakeholders, so that it can keep developing and the English ability of Indonesian students can be further improved.

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Meisani D. (2017). The Effectiveness of English Education at a Public Elementary School in Indonesia in Enhancing English for Young Learners.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 80-85. DOI: 10.5220/0007162400800085


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Diah Royani Meisani},
title={The Effectiveness of English Education at a Public Elementary School in Indonesia in Enhancing English for Young Learners},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={80-85},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007162400800085},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - The Effectiveness of English Education at a Public Elementary School in Indonesia in Enhancing English for Young Learners
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Meisani D.
PY - 2017
SP - 80
EP - 85
DO - 10.5220/0007162400800085