The experiences of EFL teachers teaching english skills and contents in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic

Lestari R., Kenny Shania and Budianto, Langgeng (2022) The experiences of EFL teachers teaching english skills and contents in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic. Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusastraan, dan Budaya, 12 (1). pp. 100-112. ISSN 2503-328X

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The major purpose of this research was to obtain the voices of EFL senior teachers toward the use of WhatsApp- group tool. The researchers applied a qualitative method design by practicing two instruments: semi structured interview and indirect observation. Case study design was undertaken by engaging two EFL senior teachers who actively implemented WhatsApp group tool in the learning process in the midst the outbreak of COVID-19. Four designs of qualitative frameworks were convenience aspect (ease of use) and usefulness aspect (Interaction and motivation), educational aspect, and technical aspect were simultaneously utilized to draw their experience in teaching English skills and content course. The result of research discussions declared that the EFL teachers claimed the different voices toward the utilizing WhatsApp-group tool. Grammar lecturer claimed that this digital tool as a learning management system, integrating the tools for educational aims, and perceiving advantages in boosting the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning process. In addition, Grammar lecturer as educator emphasized to his learners that young generation does not only learn the academical aspects but also build a good attitude, critically thinking, social caring, and high tolerance with the society. The learning strategies is well known as maternity reflective method. In contrast, the Prose lecturer claimed several obstacles; junk notifications, flooding irrelevant chats in the WhatsApp forum, poor signal, and consuming extra time. Furthermore, he added that interactions in WhatsApp-group tool as supportive learning cannot boost learners to be an active due to some factors. These evidences became significant challenges in applying WhatsApp as a management teaching media. Thus, pedagogical implication of utilizing WhatsApp- group tool in EFL classroom should be carefully tackled to minimize the overuse of this mobile application.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: EFL classroom; EFL senior teachers; and WhatsApp-group tool
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130206 Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Curriculum and Pedagogy)
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Langgeng Budianto
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 14:35


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