The interest in teaching English to young learners has been gaining momentum in the past few years. This growing trend is apparently attributable to parents’ ideas about why learning English for their children is important as well as what they expect from the teaching institutions.
Up to now, to the writer’s knowledge, studies that look into the realm of these parental factors in teaching English to young learners have yet to arrive at a general picture of such parental expectations and reasons.
This paper draws on the results of a small-scale survey to sketch out why some parents of young learners of English want their children to study English, whether they perceive any disadvantages of such early foreign language instruction, and what they expect the teaching institution to equip their children with.
Name : Patrisius Istiarto Djiwandono
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