Teaching English during Pandemic Covid-19 for the Secondary School Students in Palangka Raya

Muston N. M. Sitohang


The Covid 19 pandemic has changed the mode of how teaching is conducted.  The teachers must be able to adapt to the conditions. As the government asks not to teach in the classroom, teachers are forced to be more creative in teaching. This article discusses teachers’ reflection in teaching English virtually at the secondary school level after Central Kalimantan was designated as a red zone during the pandemic that learning must be done virtually home. The data were taken by a questionnaire sent through google form to 20 secondary school English teachers in Palangka Raya. The result showed, the score 77, it means that teaching English virtually is very difficult. Meanwhile, score 71 was difficult to get the materials, score 70 agreed that getting proper media related to materials is difficult, score 71 agreed that in accessing the technology in teaching virtually is difficult, and score 86, teachers strongly agreed that in virtual learning teachers must be more creative. They also said the level of difficulty in teaching virtually was consecutively Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening.  Finally, score 95 showed that teachers strongly agreed that teaching English for secondary school level was better to be done in direct classroom meeting mode.


pandemic; secondary school; virtual teaching

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