ICT Usage in Teaching English in Pekanbaru: Exploring Junior High School Teachers’ Problems

  • Junaidi Junaidi, Budianto Hamuddin, Wendy Simangunsong, Fathu Rahman, Tatum Derin


The purpose of this study is to analyze the problems of teachers in using ICT at junior high school level. Specifically, the aim of this study is to answer the question, “are teachers successful inusing ICT facilities effectively in teaching English?” referencing multiple studies from current years to obtain the most up-to-date picture on the situation of ICT usage in teaching English. This study tries to examine the issue of teachers of English from various Junior High Schools in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. On this base, the research data is obtained from 131 Junior High Schools in Pekanbaru city, specifically from the population of 180 English teachers. To ease the data collection in gaining information and to ensure the respondents coverage, this study employs an online questionnaire that can be mobile accessed by the teachers as well as an offline questionnaire to cover the teachers that has a limited access to the Internet or lack the knowledge to do so. Using a descriptive analysis in quantitative method in nature the analysis of this study manages to reveal 5 (five) variables that led to the problems of teachers in the use of ICT in English learning in Pekanbaru Indonesia, among other things: Lack of IT Knowledge; Lack of ICT facilities;Lack of Self-Confidence; Time-Consuming; and Conservative Teaching Mindset.

How to Cite
Fathu Rahman, Tatum Derin, J. J. B. H. W. S. (2020). ICT Usage in Teaching English in Pekanbaru: Exploring Junior High School Teachers’ Problems. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(3), 5052 - 5063. Retrieved from http://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/5725