Students’ Perceptions of Autonomous Learning in English (A Case Study of the Eleventh Grade Students of SMA N 2 Pekalongan in the Academic Year of 2022/2023)
Keywords: perception; autonomous learning; English
AbstractThe present study tries to answer the following problem statements: How is the students’ perceptions of autonomous learning in English and to what extent does the teacher support student’s autonomy in learning English? The purpose of this study was to describe students’ perception of autonomous in learning English and to what extent the teacher support students’ autonomy in learning English. This study was conducted at SMA N 2 Pekalongan. This study involved at least 30 students of the eleventh grade. The data source used by the researcher in this study was the student answers to questionnaire and interview with teacher. Based on the interview, the researchers concluded that the teachers strongly support their students in terms of student autonomy in learning English. Based on the questionnaire, the researchers concluded that the students already have awareness in learning but students constantly lack self-effort and self-esteem. Based on research data, the students' perception of autonomous learning in English in Grade XI of SMA N 2 Pekalongan can be concluded as follows: Students' perceptions of autonomous learning in English for grade XI at SMA N 2 Pekalongan remain moderate. Students demonstrated a lack of confidence in previewing lessons, as well as speaking English outside of class. In this situation, the teacher demonstrated that they are highly supportive of the students’ autonomy in studying English. The teacher promotes, provides chances, feedback, and advice to students in order to enhance autonomy in English learning.