Six-Years Learning of English
The main objective of this research is to investigate the students’ English proficiency after learning the subject for six years; 3 years at Junior High School and 3 years at Senior High School. This research was conducted at some higher schools in Lampung. The higher schools involved both public and private institutions. The samples were chosen purposefully; students who were taught by the researcher. In overall there were 40 samples involved in this research. At the beginning of the class, before the students were taught by the researcher, they were given a multiple-choice test that measured the students’ knowledge of English grammar. The result showed the mean score that the students got was 47.5, which meant very low English proficiency. It indicates that a long-duration learning of English does not guarantee that students will be proficient in that language.