Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 7. July 2021                                Pp.70-77
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.5

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     EFL University Students Challenges in the Process of Online Learning of Foreign Languages in
Ukraine
 

Zaytseva Iryna Volodymyrivna
Department of Foreign Philology and Translation,
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine
Corresponding Author: irenenazaruk8@gmail.com

Vysotchenko Svitlana Vasylivna
Department of Foreign Philology and Translation,
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine 

Liahina Iryna Anatoliivna
Department of Romance Philology and Comparative-typological Linguistics
Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Malynovska Iryna Anatoliivna
Department of Foreign Philology and Translation,
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Received:  3/4/2021                   Accepted:  6/4/2021                  Published: 7/26/2021

 

Abstract:
The sudden shift of English language teaching from face-to-face classroom interaction to online learning has resulted in many challenges for EFL students in Ukraine.  The aim of the study is to analyze the challenges EFL students at Ukrainian higher educational institutions face under the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine measures. Mastering a foreign language requires the development of foreign language skills, motivation, self-esteem, emotional stability, and psychological involvement of students in the learning process. There was the survey for English language learners at Ukrainian Universities: Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Taras Shevchenko Chernihiv National University “Chernihiv Collegium.” The study analyzes the responses of 357 students. The researchers surveyed in 2020. The results of the study show that students have psychological challenges in the process of learning foreign languages. They are caused by low self-esteem, demotivation, frustration, fear of failure, the impact of quarantine measures and conditions: lack of face-to-face interaction, pandemic-related stress, anxiety, depression, etc. The author uses the methods of theoretical analysis, synthesis, comparison, classification, and systematization of theoretical and experimental data. The results of this study provide recommendations for EFL teachers to enhance the efficiency of online teaching and learning activities. The study presents some recommendations for EFL teachers to guide their students through online learning.
 Keywords: challenges, the Covid-19, foreign languages, online learning, pandemic, students, Ukrainian Universities

Cite as:  Volodymyrivna, Z. I., Vasylivna, V. S.,  Anatoliivna, L. I., & Anatoliivna, M. I.(2021). EFL University Students Challenges in The Process of Online Learning of Foreign Languages in Ukraine. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (7) 70-77.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call7.5

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Zaytseva Iryna Volodymyrivna, Ph.D. (Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences), Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. About 20-year experience in teaching foreign languages and allied subjects. Research interests include the English language, the English language teaching methods, didactics, psychology, etc. Author of nearly 30 publications, including two textbooks.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6556-0779

Vysotchenko Svitlana Vasylivna, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. About 20-year experience in teaching foreign languages. Research interests include the English language, the English language teaching methods, psychology, etc. Author of nearly 22 publications.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0393-4928

Malynovska Iryna Anatoliivna, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. About 25-year experience in teaching foreign languages. Research interests include the German language, the German language teaching methods, philology, etc. Author of nearly15 publications.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0867-3715

Liahina Iryna Anatoliivna, Senior Lecturer of Chair of Romance Philology and Comparative-typological Linguistics, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University.  About 23-year experience in teaching foreign languages and allied subjects. Research interests include the English and French languages, foreign language teaching methods, psycholinguistics, psychology, etc. Author of nearly 25 publications. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6250-8956