Iin Inawati, Didi Suherdi, Pupung Purnawarman


The aim of this study was to investigate the students actual foreign language needs (Masuhara, 1998: 239-260) , namely : first,  personal needs which focus on their personal information and second, learning needs covers five points, to be exact: learning attitude, learning preferences regarding activities, teaching media and topics in the EFL classroom, the gap between the target level and the present level of proficiency. A descriptive survey research design was used in this study. A set of smiley questionnaire were collected from for 113 kindergarteners from six kindergartens in Pringsewu District, Lampung Province, Indonesia. Furthermore, interviews with six homeroom teachers and six principals were conducted to get deeper data. The results show that the students are members of various tribe, included in the low to middle socioe-conomic class, the number of students surveyed is more female than male (62 female and 51 male) aged 6-7 years old. They have positive attitude toward EFL class, and they prefered learning English using games to other activities . Animals, numbers and foods were the students favorite topics. Furthermore, from four kinds of oral competencies they were able to naming objects. 


personal needs; learning needs; materials, kindergarten students

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