Teachers’ and Students’ Perception on Acquiring English Vocabulary for Young Learners Using Mobile Apps in EFL Context

Suhartawan Budianto, Nur Sayidah, Sucipto Sucipto, Amirul Mustofa


This study investigated the teachers’ and students’ perceptions on language acquisition for young learners using Mobile App in EFL context. Many ways have been found to assist young learners in acquiring English as a Foreign Language. This study applied survey where the teachers’ perceptions were obtained from the observation, while the students’ perceptions were taken from the observation questionnaire. The respondent and participants were taken from six elementary schools in which there were twelve English teachers and 569 students of grade 4th in Indonesia. The result showed that teachers thought most students were anxious and didn’t have self-esteem and a good motivation while learning English. The teachers’ perceptions don’t always match the students’ ones or vice-versa in learning English in EFL context. It is expected that the mismatches of teachers’ and students’ perception are not greater than the match ones.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n8p402

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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