A teaching practicum is officially offered to pre-service English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers, randomly selected for either urban or rural schools. The study aims to describe and disseminate the obstacles experienced by those teaching English in rural schools during their Teaching Practicum Program (TTP). Seventeen pre-service teachers participated in the qualitative study. Interviews and observations were the main methods of data collection. The results reveal that the obstacles faced by the pre-service EFL teachers were around classroom management, learning materials or resources, teaching aids or media, teaching methods, learners' English skills, choice of language use, slow internet connectivity, learners' motivation, evaluation technique and parental support. The discussion includes implication for need to reorganize future teaching practicum.
Pre-service EFL Practicum, Obstacles, Descriptive Qualitative
I would like to thank the participants due to their best work during the teaching practicum.
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Mudra, H. (2018). Pre-Service EFL Teachers’ Experiences in Teaching Practicum in Rural Schools in Indonesia. The Qualitative Report, 23(2), 319-344. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3115
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