Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions of Teaching Bahasa Indonesia in Covid-19 Crises: Case in Khon Kaen University

Haiyudi Haiyudi(1*), Sitthipon Art-In(2)

(1) Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University
(2) Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University
(*) Corresponding Author


The purpose of this study is to identify the challenges experienced in teaching and learning Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners during covid-19 as well as to find out the strategies and solutions undertaken during online learning. The method in this research is descriptive qualitative using case study approach in Bahasa Indonesia course at Khon Kaen University. The subjects in this study were 3 teachers and 2 students of Bahasa Indonesia class. The finding shows some challenges of learning Bahasa Indonesia such as barriers in communication, the low ability of self-regulated learning owned by students, and the lack of control over the morals and behavior of students during distance learning. While, the solutions offered are still technology-based learning, making short videos as learning material to improve emotional relationships between students and teachers, reducing the level of difficulty and prioritize meaningful learning, and conducting multi-literacy learning. On the other hand, the techniques used are producing teachers' labs, conduct self-assessment as a reflection of self-regulated learning, and involving parents as substitutes for instructors in controlling values and morals. Self-regulated learning, as well as parental involvement, are extremely needed.


teaching challenges; teaching strategies; covid-19 pandemic

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