Current Status of Supplementary English Programs in East Java Indonesia


  • Achmad Yusuf Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Amalia Rachmawati Universitas Negeri Surabaya
  • Ahmad Munir Universitas Negeri Surabaya 0000000306063590



Indonesia, high school, suplementary English program, English trend


This study aimed to investigate the position of supplementary English programs in senior high schools in Indonesia and the use of literature and linguistics in the program. This research employed a mixed method using a survey with a semi-structured questionnaire. Twenty-seven English teachers of senior high schools in East Java were invited through the social media WhatsApp Group to fill in the Google Form. It was found that not many supplementary English programs are run in senior high schools in East Java. The small number of students in the language programs also shows that few students choose supplementary English programs over other programs. Moreover, teachers employed various literature genres, linguistics, and sociolinguistics during classroom activities. The teachers of supplementary English programs in Indonesia also introduced students to intercultural communicative competence. It can be concluded that even though the supplementary English programs in senior high schools in East Java are small in number, their implementation is thriving and promising for ELT in the future.


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Author Biographies

Achmad Yusuf , Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Achmad Yusuf is a senior high school teacher. He is an awardee of BPI Kemdikbud RI scholarship at the State University of Surabaya. His research interests include English education, literacy, and literature.

Amalia Rachmawati, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Amalia Rachmawati is a junior high school English teacher and a candidate for a Master degree in UNESA with LPDP scholarship


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