Expose Application: A Development of Learning Media For Optimising Young Learners’ English Vocabulary

Keywords: Android, Early childhood education, Media, Research Development, Vocabulary


The need for English language proficiency in this age of globalisation demands a variety of efforts to learn the lingua franca as soon as possible. The use of media is one of the teaching strategies that kindergarten teachers could employ to maximise the interests and desires of the students in English learning. This study aims to describe the development of process design and validation of a proposed learning media called ‘Expose’, which is empirically tested with a limited group. ‘Expose’ is the media that was developed to meet the needs of vocabulary learning at the level of early childhood education. This type of research is R&D (Research and Development) using the ASSURE model. Validation of the content and media expert shows that ‘expose’ is being ‘very good’ for stimulation vocabulary for early childhood. Furthermore, empirical tests on a limited group (20 children aged 5-6 years in Lampah, Gresik) The study revealed that using the Expose application media to teach English vocabulary to kids between the ages of 5 and 6 significantly altered learning outcomes. The results of this research underscores how kindergarten teachers must be especially careful in choosing the appropriate vocabulary and learning technology for young children to learn.


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Author Biographies

Galuh Sekararum Setiawan, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

Born in Auckland in 2000, she was enrolled at UNESA's Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Teacher Education (PAUD) program in 2018–2022. She is eager to learn more and has a strong interest in early childhood. Interested in media and learning resources, children’s language development, and also early childhood literacy. To support Early Childhood Education, she wished to pursue a career in education. But most importantly, she wants to help children to develop, love learning and education within themself.

Sri Widayati, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

Author’s Short Bio Born in Jakarta in 1980, she was registered as an active student of UNESA's Doctor of Basic Education in 2022. Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Teacher Education (PAUD) at Jakarta State University in 1999-2004. Master of Teacher Education in Early Childhood Education (PAUD) Jakarta State University in 2010-2012. Started his career as a teacher at a kindergarten in Jakarta since 2004. Since 2008 until now he has been a lecturer at the PG-PAUD Study Program, Surabaya State University. The books that have been produced include: (1) Basic Guide to Paper Folding, (2) Early Childhood Learning Media, (3) Early Childhood Manuscript Writing, (4) APE Basic Guidebook (Educative Game Tool). Interested in media and learning resources for AUD, fine and gross motor development for AUD, math and science for AUD, storytelling and storytelling for AUD.

Kartika Rinakit Adhe, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

Author’s Short Bio Kartika Rinakit Adhe, born in Kediri in 1990, was registered as an active student at UNESA's Doctoral Program of Basic Education in 2022. Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Teacher Education (PAUD) at Surabaya State University in 2008-2012. Master of Teacher Education Early Childhood Education (PAUD) Jakarta State University in 2012-2014. Since 2015 until now he has been a lecturer in the PG-PAUD Study Program, Surabaya State University. Book already produced include: (1) PAUD Learning Media, (2) Anthology of Early Childhood, (3) The Best School Plan Fun English, (4) Workbook on Managing Stress on Teachers. Interested in AUD media and learning resources, fine and gross motor development for AUD, early childhood literacy.

Wulan Patria Saroinsong , Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia

Wulan Patria Saroinsong, is a researcher in psychology, mental health particularly. She is taught the early childhood education department since 2014 and earned her Ph.D. at Central China normal university in 2019. She publishes several journals with international and national journal rank, in the meantime, she is a reviewer in an international journal.


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How to Cite
Setiawan, G. S., Widayati, S., Adhe, K. R., & Saroinsong , W. P. (2023). Expose Application: A Development of Learning Media For Optimising Young Learners’ English Vocabulary . Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies, 5(1), 68-84. https://doi.org/10.31849/elsya.v5i1.11651
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