Sari Agung Sucahyo


The rapid development of technology demands awareness from educators from any level of education to adjust their teaching practice including in the EFL classroom learning. Meanwhile, pandemic COVID 19 has dramatically changed all aspects of human life. Freedom of meeting one another is restricted by health protocol. In the context of teaching and learning activity, regular face to face meetings then turn into the virtual one. It means the existence of online learning both synchronous and asynchronous becomes inevitable. Of course, the implementation of online learning potentially leads to several problems. UPB UINSI Samarinda has a duty to organize EFL teaching activities and problems of online teaching are also inevitable. Therefore this study aimed to investigate problems in implementing EFL online teaching. The problems being investigated were taken from both lecturer and students perspective. This study was conducted at State Islamic University (UIN) Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris of Samarinda. One English lecturer and 35 students who took the EFL Course were selected to be the subject of this research. Design of this research is a case study using a qualitative approach. Data was collected by using an observation sheet and interview guide. This study reveals problems in online EFL teaching were mastery of applying the platform, learning interaction, and online supporting system. Online teaching differs from traditional face to face meetings and of course finding this study can be significantly used as the improvement in the future

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