Identification of barriers and challenges to teaching English at an early age in Indonesia: an international publication analysis study


  • Harto Malik Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, Indonesia
  • Megan Asri Humaira Universitas Djuanda, Indonesia
  • Achmad Nur Komari Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Banyuwangi, Indonesia
  • Irwan Fathurrochman Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Curup, Indonesia
  • Imam Jayanto Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Indonesia


barriers, early childhood students, English teaching, foreign languages, obstacles


This paper will identify some of the barriers and challenges in teaching English early in Indonesia. We believe that teaching English as a foreign language has many obstacles and challenges that must be raised and published so that all parties with interest in teaching foreign languages ??in Indonesia, especially in early childhood, will receive enlightenment. So, we have first received much input from various data sources that we access electronically. All of our data is related to the purpose of this study, and we analyze it with a descriptive qualitative design under the control of a phenomenological approach so that the results will be valid and reliable findings. Based on the discussion of the findings, we can conclude that many teachers are often hampered by a lack of enthusiasm, limited study schedules, teaching resources, inadequate materials, and excess students in class. On the other hand, students have shallow learning motivation and very few skills related to learning English as a foreigner. Therefore, this is an insight for many parties who work in succeeding in English teaching in Indonesia.


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Malik, H., Humaira, M. A., Komari, A. N., Fathurrochman, I., & Jayanto, I. (2021). Identification of barriers and challenges to teaching English at an early age in Indonesia: an international publication analysis study. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(1), 217-229.



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