INNOVATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AT HIGHER EDUCATION
This study aims to investigate innovative language learning strategies employed by students at higher education in the amidst Covid-19 pandemic. There were 102 students (male = 16 or 15.69% and female = 86 = 84.32%) participated in this study. The major of the students is Indonesian Language and Literature Education Study Program Faculty of Languages and Literature, State University of Makassar, Indonesia. The instrument of the present study was questionnaire which aims to explore innovative language learning strategies, measured by the 20-item Likert-scale Innovative Language Learning Strategies. The questionnaire was written in Indonesian and the students were asked to rate their perception on the innovative language learning strategies. The study therefore concludes that: 1) Students are motivated to improve their listening skills through online learning, 2) Students are more active in listening to material presented by lecturers through various media platforms used in online learning, and 3) Students are motivated to make improvements in their listening skills through online lectures. The study also concludes that: 1) The lecturer enthusiastically invites me/students to comment on online lectures, 2) Online lectures offer various audio-visual materials in the form of films that can improve my vocabulary, and 3) Enthusiastic lecturers invite me/students to comment on online lectures. In terms of developing reading skills, this study concludes that: 1) Students are more active in reading teaching materials delivered by lecturers online through various media platforms, 2) Are more active in finding and reading learning support materials if the lecturer presents them online, and 3) They are more active in finding and reading learning support materials. more motivated to learn reading skills through online lectures.