TEACHERS‟ PERCEPTION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ENGLISH WEEK IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Nowadays, English is used in almost all aspects of life. This concerns XZ school, a private school in Surabaya, Indonesia, to implement English Week program in order to provide more English exposure for the students. This descriptive-qualitative study, therefore, would like to find out the teachers' perception on the effectiveness of the implementation of English Week in the academic year of 2017/2018 in enhancing their students' efforts in communicating in English. In order to answer the major research question "What is the teachers' perception on the Implementation of English Week Program in XZ Primary School in the academic year of 2017/2018?", the writer interviewed twelve teachers consisting of 6 homeroom leaders and 6 English teachers. The result of the interview analysis indicates that teachers, both homeroom leaders and English teachers, have positive responses towards the Implementation of English Week Program in XZ Primary School in the academic year of 2017/2018. The research findings are elaborated as follows: (1) This is an excellent program which helps motivate students to communicate in English; (2) This program indirectly urges the teachers, both English and non-English speakers, to put some efforts to speak English with their colleagues and students; (3) Conducted consistently and regularly, this program makes the students willingly practice using English; (4) the program in general is relevant and practical for the students; and (5) this program helps students to develop their fluency and confidence in using English in various forms of communication.