Name : Indah Syafriyana
Student No. : 1206102020037
Study Program : English Education
Title : The Principles of Teaching English for Young Learners at SD Bunga Matahari International School Banda Aceh
Keywords: Teaching English, Young learners, Principles
This study was aimed to find out the use of teaching technique, teaching media and also to identify whether the teaching process conducted by the teacher was based on the principle of teaching English for young learners. This study used qualitative method through descriptive design. The subject of this study was a teacher who teaches English at grade 3A that consists of 14 students in a classroom. The subjects were determined based on the purposive sampling. The data were obtained from observation. This study was conducted to collect the information about types of teaching technique ( Freeman & Anderson, 2011), teaching media (Harmer, 2007), and also to identify the principles that were used by the teacher in teaching learning process was based on the principles of teaching English for young learners (Richards, 2013). Each of observation checklist consists of 10 items. The findings of this study revealed that the teacher used seven types of teaching techniques, seven types of teaching media and also used all of the teaching principles that were adopted and adapted from Richards (2013). In conclusion, the teacher conducted the learning process based on the principles of teaching English for young learners.