Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022 Pp. 155-168
An Exploratory Study into EFL Teachers’ Implementation of New Technologies and
Distance Teaching During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Received:11/14/2021 Accepted: 12/14/2021 Published: 1/24/2022
Over the past two years, the Coronavirus exposed the educational division across the globe. The ruling parties, faced with time pressure, sprang into action, quickly imposing new guidelines on school academic units to migrate the entire EFL curriculum online. Moreover, among many academic organizations, the Polish educational system is one in which many limitations and challenges have been appearing. Thus, the contribution of the present work is to examine the avenues and experiences that are significant on the way to implement new technology and which need improvement from the EFL teachers’ perspectives in this new context. Overall, 180 EFL Polish teachers participated in the exploratory survey study, which explored their (un)readiness, capacities, support, efficacy, and obstacles in technology integration. Respondents’ perceptions enable thoughts, further implications, and recommendations on a more instructive, interactional, and rewarding approach that could be implemented while integrating EFL teaching with a technology-based mode of lesson delivery. It was discovered that not only teachers may establish better EFL remote practices, but also – all the language education policy stakeholders.
Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic, distance language teaching, teacher perspective, EFL teachers, technology implementation, Poland
Cite as: Foltyn, M., & Polok, K. (2022). An Exploratory Study into EFL Teachers’ Implementation of New Technologies and Distance Teaching During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2) 155-168.
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