Pelatihan Bahasa Inggris untuk Guru Sekolah Dasar di Yogyakarta di Masa Pandemi Covid-19

Keywords: Community Service, Giving Instructions, Micro-Teaching


This community service activity was conducted in the form of an English training for eight teachers of an Elementary School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was conducted from January 2020 up to April 2020. The elementary school in which the training was conducted was an inclusive school in the process of implementing English as Medium Instruction (EMI) policy. As such, its teachers’ mastery of English became paramount important to facilitate young learners with all their individual differences. The training consisted of ten meetings focusing on giving instructions in class. The first up to the sixth meetings were conducted at the school in a face-to-face mode, whilst the seventh up to the tenth meetings were conducted online, mostly through tele-conferences, due to the Covid-19 pandemic compelling both facilitators and the training participants to work from home. In the ninth meeting, the participants sent their micro-teaching videos on giving effective instructions in class. In the last meeting, the facilitators gave constructive feedback based on the videos sent earlier on aspects that the participants had been good at and aspects that still needed improvements.

Author Biographies

Adaninggar Septi Subekti, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

The author, who obtained her M.Sc. in TESOL from University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, currently works as a lecturer at the English Language Education Department, Faculty of Education and Humanities of Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Editor-in-Chief of SAGA Journal UKDW, she is also a reviewer of IJELTAL journal, IAIN Samarinda and LLT Journal, Sanata Dharma University. Her research interest includes L2 learner’s individual differences, Global Englishes, L2 writing, critical literacies, and literature. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught students from various levels of education, including teaching ESP to Medical students and Biology students as well as teaching non-English teachers of High Schools. Though her specialty is in English instruction, she was once also a teacher of the Indonesian language at Arizona State University from 2013 to 2014.

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Maria Raras Rumanti, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

Maria Raras Rumanti is a lecturer at the Language Training Centre, Faculty of Education and Humanities of Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Sanata Dharma University and a master’s degree in Literary Studies from National University of Singapore. Her current interest is in ESP and Business English. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught college level students and business professionals, including students with special needs at Delta Senior School, Singapore from 2008 to 2011, where she served as the Coordinator for the Literacy Department as well as the Creative Arts Co-Curricular.


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How to Cite
Subekti, A., & Rumanti, M. (2020). Pelatihan Bahasa Inggris untuk Guru Sekolah Dasar di Yogyakarta di Masa Pandemi Covid-19. Jurnal Pengabdian Pada Masyarakat, 5(4), 1077-1086.