CHALLENGES IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS IN SOUTHERN THAILAND (A Case Study of Indonesian Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives)

SAKINATULHAQ, AURORA (2010) CHALLENGES IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS IN SOUTHERN THAILAND (A Case Study of Indonesian Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives). Skripsi thesis, Universitas Pancasakti Tegal.

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SAKINATULHAQ, AURORA. 1615500009:2021.“Challenges in Teaching English to Young Learners in Southern Thailand (A Case Study of Indonesian Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives)”. Research project Strata 1, English Department of Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Pancasakti University Tegal. First Advisor is Dr. Yoga Prihatin, M.Pd., Second Advisor is Yulia Nur Ekawati, M.Pd. Keywords: challenges, teaching English, young learners, TEYL, pre-service teachers’ perspectives English has become a compulsory subject in the early primary grades in many countries including Thailand. Teaching primary students which are commonly referred as young learners is truly different with teaching adult learners. While adults are much more independent, mature, and of course, knowledgeable, children are just kids who like to play, having fun and need an extra attention. This study focuses on the challenges faced by pre-service teachers during their five-month teaching practice in Southern Thailand and the way they handled the challenges. Qualitative data were used in this research by using both questionnaire and interview gathered from 10 pre-service teachers who were placed in five different cities of Southern Thailand during their teaching practice period. Eight of whom had their teaching practice on November 6, 2018 - March 27, 2019, while the other two were on November 17, 2019 - March 24, 2020. Purposive sampling was applied in selecting the subject of the study. A number of challenges emerged from three sides, namely from students’ side, pre-service teachers’ side, and others’side. Students’ challenges are cognitive development, lack of motivation, discipline problems, speaking problems, and writing. While pre-serviced teachers are challenged by their limited mastery of TEYL methods and techniques as well as their lack of professional development. In addition, challenges also come from others’ side including curriculum/syllabus, school’s facilities, class size, and cultural differences. Learning the students’ mother tongue is believed as the most important key to overcome the challenges according to the pre-service teachers. Other solutions are also proposed such as learning from/consulting with teacher advisors, using teaching aids/medias, using gestures/mimes, etc.

Item Type: Karya Ilmiah (Skripsi)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Adyatiek Retno Arum
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 02:10
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 02:10
URI: http://repository.upstegal.ac.id/id/eprint/3515

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