Graduate School, Bulacan State University, the Philippines; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8501-0731
Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal. Volume 2021-1(5). COVID-19 – A Source of Threats or Opportunities for Linguistic Education, pp. 58-61
Language teaching in the new normal requires patience, creativity, flexibility, and reflection. Both teachers and students are having onerous and laborious situation in coping with all the predicaments and challenges brought about by the disruptive pandemic. This reflective-narrative paper narrates and describes how the author, being a seasoned language teacher, has been coping with the trials and complexities of the new normal. At the end of the anecdotal narration and report, new insights and tips are offered to readers and language teachers who are at the same boat. All struggles of learners and teachers have products and outcomes which are in the form of lessons and experiences making them better individuals despite the ever-changing and challenging dimensions of distance education and home learning.
Keywords: language teaching, communication, collaboration, flexible instruction, pandemic
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