Teachers' Knowledge of English Young Learners In the Indonesian Context
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- secondary-trained EFL teachers; knowledge of learners; school children; children's characteristics
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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TY - CONF AU - Syahrial Karea PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Teachers' Knowledge of English Young Learners In the Indonesian Context BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 170 EP - 175 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.37 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.37 ID - Karea2016/11 ER -