Fun Ways in Learning English


  • Nurul An-nisa Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia
  • Tono Suwartono Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto



To some, learning English appears to be complicated. In the academic contexts, students still get difficulties in learning English. Teachers as educatorsshould be creative in choosing the best method to teach the language. Learning strategies that are less fun or arguably boring do not improve students’ English skills, instead will only make students feel bored and lazy to learn. The most important thing is that students enjoy every learning process as something fun. It can help the students feel comfortable during the learning process. Fun learning activities will have an impact on improving students’ English abilities naturally. It helps students to reduce pressure during learning. Therefore, the ways of learning must be designed and adapted to the needs of students. This paper is non-research based. It means that the paper is about author’s perspective of how to learn English in fun ways. This article enlists several fun ways in learning English. So, the students can find their enjoyment in learning English.Keywords: Fun, Learning English, Strategies, Method

Author Biography

Tono Suwartono, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto

Suwartono – better known as Tono Suwartono in the academic world and publication (Scopus AuthorID: 57190977759; ORCID: 0000-0002-9615-2257; & Web of Science ResearcherID: AAM-5374-2020) – is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language Teaching at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Indonesia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching, a master’s degree in Linguistics for Language Teaching, and a Ph.D in Language Education. In addition, he is an internationally certified TESOL trainer.Since he joined Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto in 1995, he has conducted countless researches, extensively published articles in national, international, as well asinternationally reputed journals. He has travelled to many parts over the globe to present papers in conferences and publish them in proceedings. He has also productively written reference books and monographs (e.g. Ideas and Research in Language, Dasar-Dasar Metodologi Penelitian, It Sounds like Native English, Strategi Belajar Bahasa Asing, and many more).            He has trained thousands of teachers nationwide. His workshops include those on educational research studies (including CAR and R&D), scientific work writing, test, testing and educational evaluation, learning and teaching methodology, language education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL/TESOL), and motivational programs. Besides working for the Govt programs such as Independent Watch Team for the school national examination and Instructor and Supervisor for Teacher Certification Program, he also sits in the editorial team and serves as a peer reviewer for several journals within Indonesia and beyond, including Arab World English Journal, Athens Journal of Philology (Greece), and Technium Social Sciences Journal (Romania). For more details, please reach him viaCell contacts   : 08156993617  085725981105  082136656017E-mails           : Websites         :                                                


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How to Cite

An-nisa, N., & Suwartono, T. (2020). Fun Ways in Learning English. Journal of Applied Linguistics (ALTICS), 2(1).