Investigating Teachers’ Attitudes towards Teaching and Learning of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Indonesian EFL Context

Siffa Annisa Fitri Ramadhani, Ahmad Bukhori Muslim



Bahasa Inggris sebagai Lingua Franca (English as a lingua franca-ELF) telah mendapatkan perhatian yang tinggi dalam pengajaran bahasa Inggris tetapi masih kurang diteliti dalam konteks Bahasa Inggris sebagai Bahasa Asing (English as a foreign language-EFL) seperti di Indonesia. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk meneliti sikap guru terhadap ELF dan beberapa kemungkinan tantangan dalam memasukkan pengajaran ELF ke dalam praktik pengajaran mereka. Menggunakan metode deskriptif kuantitatif dengan memberikan survei cross-sectional kepada 50 guru EFL di Jakarta, penelitian ini telah menemukan bahwa para guru memiliki sikap positif terhadap penggunaan ELF dalam proses belajar mengajara di konteks EFL Indonesia. Namun, ditemukan juga tidak familiernya guru dengan aksen lain, kesiapan guru, siswa, dan institusi dalam memasukkan pengajaran ELF, menyediakan materi pembelajaran yang sesuai, dan penutur asli sebagai tantangan yang dihadapi dalam memasukkan ELF ke dalam pengajaran mereka. Studi ini menawarkan beberapa saran untuk menjelaskan perkembangan guru dan peningkatan pengajaran ELF dalam konteks Indonesia.

Kata kunci: Sikap Guru EFL, Bahasa Inggris sebagai Lingua Franca (EFL), konteks EFL Bahasa Indonesia.


English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) has received increased attention in English teaching but is still less studied in an EFL context like Indonesia. This study aims at investigating teachers’ attitudes toward ELF and some possible challenges in incorporating ELF instruction into their teaching practices. Employing a quantitative descriptive method by administering a cross-sectional survey to 50 EFL teachers in Jakarta, the study revealed that the teachers had a positive attitude towards teaching and learning ELF in the Indonesian EFL context. However, it is also discovered teachers accentuated unfamiliarity with other accents, the readiness of teachers, students, and institutions in incorporating ELF instruction, providing suitable learning materials, and native speakers as challenges encountered in incorporating ELF into their teaching. This study offered several suggestions to shed a light upon teachers’ development and enhancement of teaching ELF in the Indonesian context.

Keywords: EFL Teachers’ attitudes, English as a Lingua Franca (EFL), Indonesian EFL context.



EFL Teachers’ attitudes; English as a Lingua Franca (EFL); Indonesian EFL context

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