Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2022, 21-22 October 2022, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Learning English for Bilingual Primary Students in Indonesia: The Use of Own-language

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329634,
        author={Indra  Susanto and Maria Olga Jelimun},
        title={Learning English for Bilingual Primary Students  in Indonesia: The Use of Own-language },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2022, 21-22 October 2022, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2023},
        month={5},
        keywords={english foreign language own language native language},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329634}
    }
    
  • Indra Susanto
    Maria Olga Jelimun
    Year: 2023
    Learning English for Bilingual Primary Students in Indonesia: The Use of Own-language
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329634
Indra Susanto1,*, Maria Olga Jelimun1
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: indrassnt6@gmail.com

Abstract

As a world phenomenon, bilingualism is nothing new, particularly in countries where more than one language is spoken. Indonesia is one of the countries where citizens incorporate national and traditional languages into their daily life. As an international language, English is a bridge between nations to exchange many aspects of life. Due to that, many countries incorporate English as one of the compulsory subjects at schools. How should Indonesian primary students' bilingualism help them learn English? by using a library search, this paper tries to answer the question by suggesting different notions from scholarly works to enhance primary school students' English learning with their bilingual background. This paper argues that students' language should be addressed due to its potential to strengthen new language learning.