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Hybrid Learning in Intensive English Classes
Suhandhini Suhandhini

Last modified: 2022-09-29


During the pandemic, people's learning habits shifted from offline to online. The pandemic has been going on for over two years, and there have been numerous attempts to return everything to normal, including immunization. As a result, learning in several institutions has returned to normal. They began to implement direct teaching in the classroom, as they had done before the pandemic occurred. As happened in the Language Development Center, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, teaching-learning for Intensive English in the English enrichment program has already tried to use face-to-face (FTF) learning. However, because some students in intensive classes live far away, the learning is meant to be hybrid. Hybrid learning is an educational model in which students spend at least half of their time learning online and the other half in traditional classrooms. The purpose of this study is to determine students' perceptions of hybrid learning and to describe the challenges and implementation of hybrid learning in Intensive English Class. This study took place in the early semester of 2022, from February 21 to February 24. The data were collected using a questionnaire on how hybrid was used in the classroom and the students’ views, challenges, and ideas on hybrid learning the survey was given to both teachers and students in the English Enrichment program. Due to certain challenges, such as students' lack of interest, technological concerns, and the lack of collaborative learning, the findings imply that hybrid learning is not very effective for Intensive English Classes. This study not only uncovers certain negative practices of students throughout this learning, but it also offers some suggestions and ideas for addressing these problems.

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