THE CHALLENGES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING SPEAKING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Speaking is the ability to express oneself in the situation or the activity. To provide a meaningful communication, students need to master speaking skill. COVID-19 pandemic forces the teaching and learning activities carrying out online which become a new challenge for teachers and students all over the world. This paper focuses on the challenges in teaching and learning speaking during COVID-19 pandemic and the possible solution to overcome those challenges. Several related literature are used to describe and analyze what are the online learning challenges and how teachers deal with the challenges especially speaking. The findings revealed various challenges from the general problem related to the internet connection and devices to the specified one such as students’ readiness to learn speaking which leads to lack of speaking skills, do not know what to speak because of enable to elaborate the materials given. The use of integrated technology as the learning media and teachers’ strategies and creativity to build a good environment in class is one of the solutions to encourage and to improve students’ speaking skill in online learning during the pandemic.