IMPLEMENTASI KURIKULUM BAHASA ASING DI TAMAN-KANAK (TK) DKI JAKARTA
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The objectives of this research are to know the implementation of curriculum of foreign language in Kindergarten school (TK) in Jakarta. In addition, specifically, it is to know (1) the foreign language teacher profile, (2) the teaching and learning process, (3) the students’ learning performances and characteristic and responses toward the teaching and learning, and (4) the constraints of teaching and learning as well. The research uses a descriptive method. The respondents are foreign language teachers. The data are collected by questionnaire, in depth interview, and documentation. The data are analyzed by descriptive and content analysis. The results of the research show that (1) the foreign language teacher profile is relatively standard in term of academic qualification in which most of them are S1 holders, however, most of their education backgrounds are not relevant to their foreign language taught, (2) in general, the process of teaching and learning process runs relatively well such as learning atmosphere, concepts and materials, instructions and strategies, supporting activities , teaching methods, test and evaluation, and media used, nevertheless, to some extend, some points do not run well for examples, the curriculum, syllabus, the teachers’ learning material designed as well, (3) the students learning performances and characteristics and respons toward teaching and learning process are also relatively good and positive, however, some aspects like learning readiness, spirit of competition and endurance of learning, the mastery learning and participation need improving, and 4) there are some constraints faced by the school for implementing the foreign language curriculum such as lack relevance of teachers educational background, lack of parents’ participation and supports, lack of learning hours, lack of learning facilities and media, and lack of students’ motivation.