This paper is a research report written as partial fulfillment of the requirement for acquiring an undergraduate degree in education, majoring on the teaching English as foreign language. The research concerns with the teaching English at elementary school in Indonesia with the population from SDN Jinggotan Kembang Jepara. It focuses on teaching listening comprehension, one of English skills.
1.1 Background of the Study
English is the first foreign language to be taught in Indonesia (Ramelan, 1992:2). In recent years, English has become the most popular language in the world. It is needed to develop sciences, technology, art, and culture. In addition to, the science of technology and trade are conveyed using English. Kerfoot, asquoted by Halt (1997:118), states with confidence that although the hegemony of English in political spheres may be reduced, English will still hold the key to economic advancement. Consequently, Indonesian people have to learn English because of the role it plays in the international communication.
Formally, the teaching of English as a foreign language has begun at the secondary level. Considering the importance of English, it seems to be rather late for several reasons. First, English has become an urgent need for Indonesian people as a means of communication. They need English for an international communication???????????????????