Do Vary of English Shows Good For the Children during Stay at Home?: A Library research

  • Novalia Tanasy Universitas Muslim Maros, Maros, Indonesia
  • Sitti Aisyah Universitas Muslim Maros, Maros, Indonesia
  • Nashruddin Nashruddin STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, Barru, Indonesia
Keywords: Children's English developmental, English shows, the advantages, the weaknesses


Children can naturally acquire languages easily and quickly even without formal teaching from teachers. English shows provided the children new knowledges and updates without leaving the comfort of their homes due to lock down. This study was designed to analyse the use of English shows to build the children’s English developmental for learning English as foreign language, including discussion of its advantages and weaknesses. Library research and qualitative method were used to explain the findings. The data collection was documented from 3 working papers, 25 journal articles and 4 renowned books related to the topics. The analysis reveals that the children were able to retell the shows scenes, characters, topics, stories, opinions and they can pronounce English words alike as the natives do. From English shows, the children can learn some positives values and habit from the characters. The weaknesses of this strategy is control means that parents must spare time to accompany their children while watching the shows which may boring and tiring them. The other weakness is cultural shock. The English shows were mostly created by American and European whom have different basic cultures from Indonesian, therefore parents must ready to explain some scenes which are unfamiliar to ours. Lastly, watching English shows from television and YouTube also considered as more expensive instead of learning from classroom since it still need payment, subscription, fast internet connection, gadget and electricity.



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Author Biographies

Novalia Tanasy, Universitas Muslim Maros, Maros, Indonesia

Novalia Tanasy,  is an English lecturer at Universitas Muslim Maros with many years of experiences. She got her master degree in English Education from Universitas Negeri Makassar in 2011 and her 2nd master in Sociology from Universitas Hasanuddin in 2017.  Currently she is pursuing her Doctorate degree on Linguistic at Universitas Hasanuddin. Right now she is focusing on improving her research skill by joining several courses on line. Nova is very interested in linguistic and its relation to the society and planning to conduct more work about it. 

Sitti Aisyah, Universitas Muslim Maros, Maros, Indonesia

Sitti Aisyah is an English lecturer since 2010. She hold Master’s Degree in English Education from UNM Makassar in 2014. She is focusing her research on English learning and learner, English teaching method, English vocabulary and some issues in English teaching process. She has published many articles in many reputable journals.

Nashruddin Nashruddin, STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, Barru, Indonesia

Nashruddin (born in Masewali on July 3rd 1981) is currently a senior lecturer (Lektor) and the Head of English Education Study Program at STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru. His Scopus ID: 57204543841, and SINTA ID: 6659747. As a researcher, his areas of ​​interest are education, language teaching, ELT, and Sociolinguistics. ORCID iD =


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How to Cite
Tanasy, N., Aisyah, S., & Nashruddin, N. (2021). Do Vary of English Shows Good For the Children during Stay at Home?: A Library research . Utamax : Journal of Ultimate Research and Trends in Education, 3(2), 97-105.
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