The pandemic is still striking Indonesia and many countries around the world. The learning patterns and the education system are still now adjusting and adapting to the pandemic situation. One aspect that is also growing in the education system is the inspiring presence of the Anglia learning system to improve English language competencies during the pandemic challenges in Indonesia.
The Anglia program and network is promising successful and guided English learning experiences, structured curriculum and resource materials, as well as an integrated assessment certification. From April - July 2021, 11 schools in Indonesia have tried the English language learning program using the EEG Anglia platform. Students and teachers also have the opportunity to meet online through international meetings with teachers and students in several countries from the Anglia networks, such as Netherlands, Croatia, Ukraine, Japan, and many more.
In addition, Anglia Indonesia is collaborating under Anglia Netherlands, participating in the Anglia Netherlands Summer School 2021 program, which is also held online for the first time! The enthusiasm of students is clearly seen, especially in a scheduled summer school program class held every week. Students can practice developing English. Their writing results during the program can also be checked with Anglia's latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) feature technology. The AI technology, is able to check and examine students’ writing in detail in only 40 seconds with the help of the Anglia digital robot system quickly and in very specific details.
Neysha, from SMKN 26 Jakarta has shared her most favourite features from Anglia during the summer program. She said, “It is The Live Meetings Sessions”. She excitedly shares “…Because, in the live meeting I can interact with native speakers and students from other countries too. Learning from the experts like Professor Arnold. It really helps me to get the confidence to speak with English native speakers from other countries too… not really so many people can do that! They can speak English, but they don’t really get that confident to speak with real native speakers from other countries!”
During the Summer Program Live Meetings, students are divided and encouraged to speak in small groups. Jeremy from SMA Plus PGRI Cibinong added: “… What I like most is especially the Breakout Room. Because in the Breakout Room, the students, talk to each other so much more than in the bigger (main) room. It’s a fun experience too actually. I get to build my self-confidence to talk in English with other students too and get to know about English more! It is really interesting to understand what they (our friends) are saying because they have their own accents and I have it too. That is one of the challenges that I like, I have to understand what they are saying with their own accents!”
Another highlight was the digital Anglia Exam that took place in the last two weeks of July 2021. Anglia Indonesia under the guidance of Anglia UK has successfully conducted the 1st Anglia certification examination online. All processes are carried out online. Starting with registering participants, arranging exam placement schedules on the platform, monitoring and even supervising until the exam is finished. All done at home and communicated online.
Giri Prabowo Aji, From SMA Negeri 2 Bogor was satisfied with the process that he had when taking Anglia examinations from home. “My experience doing the Anglia Examinations is quite positive. The preparation is really helpful to give us an insight on what is it like to do the exams and to practice our writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. From the preparation to the exams, the Anglia team teachers are really helpful and understanding. When it’s time to do the exams, I had no problems doing the exams, because of the preparation earlier. I really liked my time doing the Anglia Examinations”.
Another representative, Joey Martin from SMAK 1 Penabur, Jakarta was sharing the positive experience throughout the examination program with Anglia. Confidently saying “I’m very satisfied with the Anglia examinations. The Anglia staff has been of great help since day one of the preparation process, and the exams test our all-around English skills accordingly to our skill level”.
New authentic ways, interesting processes, and meaningful experiences when students can complete their international language examination certification system at their respective homes. Students surely receive guidelines, studying the guidelines, installing the proctored camera, and completing the exam independently under online assistance from the Anglia Indonesia team. The first experience of implementing this digital examination system inevitably will provide convenience and also the assurance of international certification results in effective and efficient ways.
Surely, these two new programs will bring a new colour for the process of improving learning language and English competencies in Indonesia, and in other countries in the Anglia networks too. Such complete and holistic learning Journeys!
Anglia’s aim is to offer and test the English language step by step. It is unique that you can work at your own level. If you are good at English, you will have an extra challenge. If English is a challenge for you? Then you can work on building your confidence with the Anglia step by step system.