Public sector primary schools
|Is EYL taught
as an official part of the curriculum in public sector primary
|At what age
do students begin EYL?
(Primary Year 4)
significant changes in teaching EYL taken place since 1980?
any widespread teaching of English before the official starting
age for compulsory EYL?
hours a week/school year are officially allocated for EYL?
minutes/week in 1 x 90-minute session. There are
40 teaching weeks/year, approximately.
EYL teachers and students are there in the public education system?
is difficult to say. In Jakarta, the capital
city, there are around 200 teachers with a varied
command of English.
the EYL teaching?
The class teacher (85%)
A specialist teacher working in a single
A specialist teacher working in several
A person who is not a qualified teacher
but who knows English and works in a single
|Who is eligible
to teach EYL in the public education system?
An established primary teacher with pre-service
training in EYL
An established secondary teacher who is
willing to teach in a primary school
are schools able to recruit enough EYL teachers?
guidelines exist for EYL teaching?
is a general description of aims for EYL but no
specific advice about content
|Do EYL teaching
materials have to be approved?
is no school budget for books, so teachers must
make all their own materials
are typically used?
Original teaching materials devised by teachers
Lesson materials adapted by teachers from
several published sources
Locally published coursebooks
foreign languages are taught at primary level?
|Are any changes
in the provision of EYL planned or anticipated?
(early) age at which English is introduced is
Private sector primary schools
Private tuition for Young Learners