• Eka Anastasia Wijaya Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Ni Komang Arie Suwastini Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Ni Luh Putu Sri Adnyani Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • Kadek Eva Krishna Adnyani Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha


Recent studies have argued for the use of comic strips in language teaching, while concerns with the challenges in its application are also frequently highlighted. Using George’s (2008) model of literature review, the present study will elaborate on the use of comic strips as a medium of learning, its benefits, and the challenges in its implementation. The data sources are research articles related to the implementation of comic strips for language teaching, published in reputable international journals and accredited national journals from 2011 to 2020. The review reveals that previous studies have proven that comic strips in language teaching can promote students’ vocabulary, improve students' grammar competence, support the students' reading skills, and help the students who lack writing skills. However, these studies also show concerns on challenges in implementing comic strips in language teaching, such as its relevance, the choices of the topics, and how it cannot support spoken skills as much as it would support the written skills. It implies that while comic strips can be good media for teaching language, teachers should also find strategies in overcoming the challenges that may occur during its implementation.



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Author Biography

Ni Komang Arie Suwastini, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
Ni Komang Arie Suwastini is a lecturer in English Language Education, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha. She graduated from University of Indonesia for her Master and Doctoral in the Humanities, in 2009 and in 2015 respectively. She is currently doing research on local wisdom in Balinese folklores, representations of character educations in children’s literature, feminist deconstructions represented in children’s literature and their adaptations into feature films. She can be reached at or


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Volume 7, Number 01, June 2021
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