The importance of English as world language and the education reform envisaged through several changes in national curriculum play an important role in the development of English language teaching in Indonesia. This paper highlights some constraint and resources related to the implementation of new curriculum 2013 in Indonesia especially in context of English language teaching and learning. Some common ELT problems in Indonesia such as students’ lack of motivation, poor attitude toward language learning, big class size, unqualified teachers, cultural barriers for teachers to adopt new role of facilitator, and so forth are also discussed. However, the current policy of teachers’ sertification program, the integrative topics in some subjects in learning process as one of the main point in new curriculum 2013, and textbook provision as designed on the basis of new curriculum by the Ministry of Education and Culture have brought certain resources to the development of the quality in English language teaching in Indonesia. Some pedagogical concerns for the improvement of language teaching in Indonesia are also suggested.
Sahiruddin, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
Stream: Language Learning
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