Online English Club for High School Students: Going Globa


  • Adaninggar Septi Subekti Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana
  • Andreas Winardi Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana
  • Arida Susyetina Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana
  • Fransisca Endang Lestariningsih Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana



Community service, English Club, Going Global


The community service programme was conducted in the form of an English Club intended for high school students. The high school partner was SMA Immanuel Kalasan, Sleman, Yogyakarta Special Regency. A total of 13 students participated in this extracurricular activity. There were six online, synchronous meetings conducted once a week. Themed "Going Global", the programme aimed to not only facilitate the student participants to improve their English language but also to facilitate them to possess intercultural competence. It was hoped that they would consider globalisation era an opportunity to understand one another and to collaborate to achieve goals together. In practice, each meeting used the combination of a 60-90 minute synchronous Zoom session and asynchronous activities through tasks that should be completed and submitted before the next synchronous meeting. Seen from the indicators of attendance and submission of tasks, it could be stated that several participants were not very motivated to actively participate in the programme. However, seen from the qualitative testimonies of several participants, the programme was engaging and could provide them with meaningful learning. Based on the evaluation of the degree of success of the programme, several conclusions were suggested along with suggestions for future programmes’ improvements.


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Author Biographies

Adaninggar Septi Subekti, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

The author, who obtained her M.Sc. in TESOL from University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, currently works as a lecturer at the English Language Education Department of Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Editor-in-Chief of SAGA Journal, UKDW, she is also a reviewer of SiELE Journal, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Englisia Journal, Uin Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, IJELTAL Journal, IAIN Samarinda, LLT Journal, Sanata Dharma University, and Pedagogy Journal, IAIN Metro. Her research interest includes L2 learner’s individual differences, Global Englishes, and L2 writing, and critical literacies. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught students from various levels of education, including teaching ESP to Medical students and Biology students as well as teaching non-English teachers of High Schools. She was once also a teacher of the Indonesian language at Arizona State University from 2013 to 2014.

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Andreas Winardi, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

Andreas Winardi is a permanent lecturer at English Language Education Department, UKDW. He has been teaching there since 2004. Andreas received his Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta in 1997. He got his Master’s Degree from De La Salle University, Manila, The Philippines in 2007. He is interested in International and Business Communication.

Arida Susyetina, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

Arida Susyetina is a lecturer at the English Language Education Department, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Yogyakarta Indonesia. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Sanata Dharma University Yogyakarta, Indonesia and a master's degree in teaching English Language from De La Salle University Manila, the Philippines. Her interests are in English for Specific Purposes, cross cultural understanding, and international communication.

Fransisca Endang Lestariningsih, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

Fransisca Endang Lestariningsih was born in Yogyakarta. She received her bachelor of education and master of art from the English Education Study Program and English Studies of Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2000 and 2008 respectively. Her doctoral degree in language education was earned in 2019 from the Language Education Sciences program of the State University of Yogyakarta. She also completed an online course on Learning Styles and Strategies from the University of Oregon in 2010. Her research interests are in English for Specific Purposes, teacher training, and andragogy.


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How to Cite

Subekti, A. S., Winardi, A., Susyetina, A., & Lestariningsih, F. E. (2022). Online English Club for High School Students: Going Globa. ABDIMAS: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat, 4(2), 770–781.

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