The present study aimed to examine what
multilingual English learners and teachers were like
during the Covid-19 Pandemic based on the English
language teachers. Specifically, it attempts to show what
metaphors multilingual English language teachers
identify to describe their learners and themselves during
the Covid-19 pandemic; and what these metaphors
disclose about the English language teachers' sense of
teaching while handling their learners. A prompt,
"English learners are like" and "teachers are like ..."
that formed as written narratives of the respondents, was
utilized to collect the data. The data were qualitatively
analyzed using the in vivo coding, using the respondents'
words. These words were listed and categorized using the
themes. Findings indicate that multilingual English
teachers identify various metaphors to describe their
learners. These metaphors describe struggles in their
English learning process, especially during the Covid-19
pandemic, and multilingual English teachers should serve
as a provision to ease these struggles experienced by the
learners. Furthermore, metaphors disclose that
multilingual English teachers are shifting from seeing
their learners' needs to survive and become successful in
their English language learning to seeing themselves as
the need to act as helping hands for their learners.
Implications for teacher education indicate that greater
emphasis still needs to be exerted on exploring language
learning and teaching for multilingual learners.
Keywords : English Learning and Teaching, Metaphor, Covid-19 Pandemic, Multilingual, Masbateño