Exploring EFL Teachers’ Classroom Management: The Case of Indonesian Remote Secondary Schools

  • Kaspul Anwar STAI Ahsanta Jambi
  • M. Faruq Ubaidillah Universitas Negeri Malang
  • Urip Sulistiyo Universitas Jambi
Keywords: Case study, classroom management, EFL, secondary school


Geared by the scant number of studies on EFL teachers’ classroom management in remote secondary schools in Indonesia, this study seeks to investigate teachers’ involvement in classroom management complexities and to what extent they deal with such predicaments. Data were collected through interviews with the teachers within three months and analyzed narratively. The findings suggest that they encountered multi-facet complexities such as (a) lacking learning facilities in terms of electricity supply, (b) students’ demotivation and inability to use English, and (c) teachers' dilemmas in applying the new curriculum. To deal with such quandaries, the teachers made use of (a) a teacher-centered approach, (b) group learning, (c) students’ row seating positions, and (d) non-integrated language skills learning. The implications of this study are discussed at the end of the paper.


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Author Biographies

Kaspul Anwar, STAI Ahsanta Jambi

English Education Department, STAI Ahsanta Jambi/Center for Scientific Publication, Universitas Jambi

M. Faruq Ubaidillah, Universitas Negeri Malang

Center for Scientific Publication, Universitas Negeri Malang/Graduate Program in ELT, Universitas Islam Malang

Urip Sulistiyo, Universitas Jambi

Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Jambi

How to Cite
Anwar, K., Ubaidillah, M. F., & Sulistiyo, U. (2020). Exploring EFL Teachers’ Classroom Management: The Case of Indonesian Remote Secondary Schools. Journal of Language and Education, 6(3), 22-35. https://doi.org/10.17323/jle.2020.10549