Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Teachers' Knowledge of English Young Learners In the Indonesian Context

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Syahrial Karea
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Syahrial Karea
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.37How to use a DOI?
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secondary-trained EFL teachers; knowledge of learners; school children; children's characteristics
Abstract

Teachers' knowledge of the characteristics of their students, including English language young learners is important in supporting successful learning. This paper discussesteachers' knowledge of English learners in Jambi city of Indonesia. Thirteen secondary-trained EFL teachers teaching English to children at nine selected primary schools in Jambi were interviewed for data collection. A thematic data analysis conducted revealed that these teachers recognised several specific characteristics of primary school children that underlined their teaching such as innocence, curiousity in learning, limited attention span, and active user of English.Few themes emerging from responses of the participants relate to Indonesian cultural values, and others described characteristics of child's development.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.37How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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