Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022                Pp. 155-168

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An Exploratory Study into EFL Teachers’ Implementation of New Technologies and
Distance Teaching During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Marzena Foltyn
Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Corresponding Author:

Krzysztof Polok
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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Received: 11/14/2021
Accepted: 12/14/2021
Published: 1/24/2022

Marzena Foltyn is a Ph.D. student at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. She currently works in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bielsko-Biała. Her research interests focus on two areas of applied linguistics: i) creativity in foreign language teaching, ii) language policy in multilingual and multicultural classrooms.

Krzysztof Polok is an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities, University of Bielsko-Biala. Krzysztof does research in Didactics, Discourse Analysis, and Semantics.