ELT IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC: NEW APPROACHES AND NEW CHALLENGES
Keywords: ELT, Pandemic, Approaches, Challenges
AbstractThe covid-19 pandemic has brought a lot of impacts in various aspects of life in many different countries. In Indonesia, the pandemic has been happening for a year. However it has not been successfully handled. There are still many cases of covid-19 these days and citizen are urged to keep wearing masks and following the health protocol in their day to day activities. In Indonesian Educational institutions, the most obvious effect of the covid-19 pandemic is the shift from offline teaching and learning activities into the online ones. Teachers and students have to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning in their online classes. This also applies to English teachers and students. English Language Teaching (ELT) in the pandemic time becomes both new approaches and new challenges for teachers and students since it involves some new characteristics of teaching and learning activities and at the same time it presents diverse teaching and learning challenges for teachers and students where some problems remain unsolved even after one year of online teaching implementation.