AWEJ June 2013 ELTL Indonesia Conference Proceedings 2012.
Methods Used in Teaching English at Junior High Schools in Central Java
English Department of State University of Semarang
English as a compulsory foreign language to learn in Indonesia, has an important role in our education. In the teaching learning processes, teachers at schools have the authority to select methods which support the learning objectives. This study is aimed at mapping the English teaching processes, identifying, and deciding whether the English teaching methods used by the teachers of Junior High School in Central Java were appropriate or not. The research used descriptive qualitative method. The data were collected through classroom observations, field note and documentation (Cohen, Manion, and Morrison, 2007: 80). The result showed that they were only 27.8 %. Teachers at junior high schools using the teaching methods which support learning objectives, while the most popular methods used were grammar translation, communicative language teaching, and three phase technique.
Keywords: English teaching process, teaching methods, learning objectives