Folklores as English Teaching Media for The Young Learners
Kaltsum, Honest Ummi
Utami, Ratnasari Diah
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Despite the turmoil of globalization, national identity becomes a compelling issue since globalization has affected numerous national aspects including education sphere. One of affected educational elements is foreign language since teaching a foreign language will be definitely accompanied by the recognition of foreign culture. Based on this concern, this qualitative study was aimed to explore the moral values of traditional folklores and to integrate them in the teaching English for young learners. Another purpose was to formulate the effort to maintain the learner of national identity through learning local wisdom with focus on traditional folklores. The findings showed that there were a number of values could be explored from the traditional folklores. The values were classified into three categories, namely religious, individual, and social values. It is expected that by learning the traditional folklore in foreign language, the young learners will learn both English and their own culture, simultaneously.