Voices of Indonesian EFL Learners on Synchronous Learning amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Maman Asrobi, Siti Ayu Surayya, Ari Prasetyaningrum

Abstract


To ensure the learning process during the Covid-19 pandemic runs smoothly, all universities in Indonesia implement online learning. However, based on the observations made, online learning, especially carried out synchronously, by the learners is still not optimal as offline learning. This study aims to find out the voices of Indonesian EFL learners on synchronous learning amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Designed as descriptive qualitative  (Creswell et al., 2007), this study examined 50 students who voluntarily participated as the samples. In collecting the data, the researchers used a self-written reflection and questionnaire with four scales that were distributed using Google Form to the participants. The questionnaire was related to respectful attitude, benefits, and obstacles of synchronous learning. All collected data was then analyzed using the sequential explanatory processes. The result of data analysis revealed that Indonesia EFL learners still showed a good respectful attitude during the synchronous learning process, although they are agreed that learning synchronously faces them some obstacles, such as unsupported devices and unfavorable learning situation. In addition, they also feel that the teaching and learning process synchronously during the COVID-19 pandemic provided them with several benefits, especially those related to safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. 

Keywords: EFL learners; synchronous learning; covid-19 pandemic


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