The Future of English Language Teaching for Primary Schools in Indonesia: Issues and Challenges

Oleh : Ferra Dian Andanty and Siyaswati, S1 – Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris

This paper highlights issues and challenges in teaching English in primary schools in Indonesia. It then moves on to addressing a more contextualized question pertaining to the phenomenon of National curriculum for primary schools and the quality of primary English teachers and also the ‘appropriate’ model of competence Indonesian teachers of English that should be adopted for future education. Above all, it is a challenge that can be met with adequate planning and preparation though it will be also costly in terms of human and resources.