This final project was written based on the job training done by the writer on January 9th until February 13th, 2015 in SD Al Firdaus Surakarta. The aim of this final project is to describe the activities of teaching and learning English to the first grade students of SD Al Firdaus Surakarta. It also describes the problems and the solutions during the teaching and learning process.
The activities of teaching consist of introduction of the material, explanation of the material, doing the exercises and ending the lesson. The material of teaching English was taken from Stairway A Fun and Easy English Book for Grade 1 of Elementary Schools.
There were three problems which arouse during the English teaching and learning process. The problems were the condition of the students in class, the students in memorizing the letters of the words and the students in pronouncing the words. The writer also gave the solutions to solve the problems. The writer gave special attention to the noisiest students and uncooperative students and also the passive students. The writer taught the vocabulary by reading in order to introduce the word and the letters, the writer used slides with animation in capturing students’ attraction and the writer pronounced the word three times to make students understand in pronouncing the vocabulary word.