Fajrul Fitrianto


The aim of this study is to develop a product to aid young learners in learning prepositions. It is a learning aid that can be used in both classroom and independent learning activity. The product is a set of game cards that is designed based on renowned quartet cards. This study is classified as Research and Development (R&D). The steps are conducting needs analysis, constructing instructional design, designing the preliminary product, evaluating the preliminary product (expert judgement), and developing the final product. The subjects of this research were Grade 3 learners aged 10-12 years old. The setting was Starting English school in Sleman, Yogyakarta. The data were collected using classroom observation, needs survey, and interviews. The instruments were an observation guideline, questionnaires, and interview guidelines. The data from the needs survey were analyzed quantitatively, and those from the observation and interviews were analyzed qualitatively. The result of this study was a set of illustrated game cards called Finders-Keepers Quartet bundled with the game guide. The game cards consist of 32 cards that are divided into 8 groups of quartets with different themes, illustrations, and captions. The game guide consist of introductions to the game, a procedure to play the game, examples for using the prepositions and dialogue that can be used when playing the game. The results of the data computation of the expert judgement show that the product was categorized as “very good” with the average mean scores ranged from 3.6 to 4.0.

Keywords:      Preposition, Grammar, Game, Card Game, Quartet,
                        Young Learners, Elementary School

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