Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

English Language Learning and Teaching in Indonesia in the Period of Covid-19 Out Break (Challenges and Opportunities)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310712,
        author={Gabriel Fredi Daar},
        title={English Language Learning and Teaching in Indonesia in the Period of Covid-19 Out Break (Challenges and Opportunities)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={english language teaching and learning; covid-19; challenges; opportunities},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310712}
    }
    
  • Gabriel Fredi Daar
    Year: 2021
    English Language Learning and Teaching in Indonesia in the Period of Covid-19 Out Break (Challenges and Opportunities)
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310712
Gabriel Fredi Daar1,*
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: freddydaar@gmail.com

Abstract

This study explores challenges and opportunities experienced by both teachers and students in the teaching and learning activity during this covid-19 outbreak. It is a literature study by reading the literature sources, and the data were obtained from articles of online journals, e-book, law regulations, and other relevant sources. The study identified some challenges teachers and students encountered in teaching and learning activities as follows 1) Learning Facility to support online learning, 2) Teacher’s ability to use technology, 3) Challenge in preparing the suitable material suits to online learning during the covid-19 pandemic, 4) Students’ difficulties to understand the subject materials. On the other hand, it’s obvious that the implementation of online learning brings some opportunities for teachers and students that can’t be denied. Some important opportunities are 1) Teachers and students engage to learning technology, 2) Students More Engage the Independent Learning, and 3) Changed Practices and Perspectives. Further task that should be undertaken is to take responsibility on keeping a balanced in order that the challenges are reduced and the opportunities are taken maximally to make the learning objectives achieved as planed prior to the teaching and learning activity.