Students' Readiness on Language Distance Learning In Indonesia: Case of Translation Teaching

Roswani Siregar, Risnawaty Risnawaty, Milisi Sembiring, Ferry Safriandi


The outbreak of Covid-19 has brought the disrupt change to education activities; from face to face to distance learning. In massive e-learning implementation, both teachers and students face the overload of subjects' material, struggling to made adjustments toward online context. Thus, this qualitative research was performed to investigate the students’ perception of e-learning implementation from the perspective of translation-course participants. The perception reflected the student challenges that categorized as adaptability to e-learning environment; technical availability and computer literacy; time-management, learning engagement; and self-effort and readiness. To this purpose, a semistructured-questionnaire Google Form that consisted of 19 items was developed to collect the students' perceptions and opinions. The questionnaire distributed and collected online. The data was tabulated, presented, and analyzed statistically. The perception of students on e-learning revealed the importance of improvement on technical support for learning instruction and material presentation, as well as students self-discipline on learning schedule. The finding of this study was feedback for authors to provide effective teaching by consideration to student's challenges in the e-learning environment.


distance, e-learning, readiness, translation, student, perception


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