ESTABLISHING RICH LANGUAGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT SCHOOLS: PREPARING CHILDREN TO BECOME AUTONOMOUS EFL LEARNERS

Artini, Luh Putu ESTABLISHING RICH LANGUAGE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT SCHOOLS: PREPARING CHILDREN TO BECOME AUTONOMOUS EFL LEARNERS. In: The 1st Sriwijaya University Learning and Education International Conference (SULE-IC) 2014, 16-18 May 2014, Palembang.

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the findings of a Researh and Development on Rich language Learning Environment (RLLE) Model that can accommodate young learners’ need to learn English at schools despite the limitation of allocated time, tools and facilities. The product of the research was a set of materials for Primary English Language Teaching (PELT) that can help young learners progress with their English language. The materials were exposed to grade 4, 5 and 6 in six primary schools in Bali. Literacy test in English were conducted prior and after the 3 month-exposure was done. The findings reveal the positive impact of the exposure on learners’ literacy skills in English and at the same time improve learners’ willingness to learn English at their own time and on the topic of interest. Thus,RLLE does not only help young learners with their literacy skills in English but also improve their autonomous learning skills – the learning that is the results of learners’ own responsibility and motivation to learn without any intervention from adults or teacher. The model is recommended for PELT in Indonesia as English has now been discarded from the primary school curriculum. Keywords: primary English language teaching, rich language learning environment autonomous learning

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education
    Depositing User: Dr, M.A. Hartono Hartono
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 07:45
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 07:45
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/6791

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