ERIC Number: ED134008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: Indonesia.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in Indonesia attributes the great demand for English to the economic advantages that accompany proficiency in English and to its role in business. English is not used as the medium of instruction except in English departments in tertiary education and in certain specialized training institutions, though it is compulsory as a second language in all secondary schools. The time allotted to it is outlined, and the examinations, syllabi, textbooks, and teaching materials for the junior and senior high school and tertiary levels are discussed. The make-up of the teaching cadre and teacher training are also described, as well as the various forms of British and American support for the teaching of English. A general statement concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the situation states that the lack of printed materials, low salaries, poor teacher training, and poor physical conditions of the schools are disadvantages that hinder progress. Skilled and dedicated teachers at all levels, economic improvement and an awareness of the need for English language teaching are advantages, however. The profile concludes with brief mention of current research. (CLK)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Role, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Textbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.