A Portrait of EFL Students’ Experiences in an Internship Program: A Case Study
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- experiential learning, internship, reflections
Doing an internship is one example of experiential learning. Students learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) are obliged to complete an internship in order to fulfil the requirements of their Bachelor of Education. This study aims to report on the findings of a qualitative investigation through a case study on the implementation of an experiential learning program; internships. Using Kolb’s experiential learning theory, this study portrays students’ experiences from their participation of the internship program. A case study was employed in the research by involving three participants of EFL learners who are currently in their third-year of study at one private university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In addition, data were gathered through a one-on-one interview and students’ reflective reports. The findings show that students had varied experiences starting from elementary, junior high, and senior high school level. The most meaningful experiences are designing a detailed step-to-step lesson plan, attracting students’ interest in learning, facing exciting students, knowing that the students understand the lesson, and giving grades to students. While the most challenging experiences in the internship program are: determining the learning steps in writing lesson plans, designing interesting and contextualized teaching materials, socializing with the homeroom teachers, and dealing with unclear instructions from the teacher.
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TY - CONF AU - Puthut Ardianto PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - A Portrait of EFL Students’ Experiences in an Internship Program: A Case Study BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2019 – Humanity, Education and Social Sciences (IcoSIHESS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 89 EP - 94 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.14 DO - 10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.14 ID - Ardianto2019/10 ER -