Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022        Pp.466 – 478
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.31

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Interaction in E-Learning Setting through Teaching English as Foreign Language by
Native-English Teachers: E-Classroom Discourse
 

Eissa. Al Khotaba
Department of Languages and Translation
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Tabuk,
Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: alkhotabaeissa@yahoo.com

 

Received: 11/3/2021                      Accepted: 1/12/2022                     Published:1/24/2022

 

Abstract:
This survey investigated the interaction of e-learning settings through teaching English as a foreign language by native-English teachers. It examined the instructional virtual environment in teaching EFL at the University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 crisis during the academic year 2019/2020. Sample consisted of 20 informants. Participants were selected randomly divided into two groups (experimental 10 and control 10). Experimental group used media tools such as blackboard, zoom, interactive board, the control group used the conventional method. Pre-and post-questionnaires were distributed to both groups after completing teaching units. Results showed that there are statistically significant differences at level (0, 05) for the means of achievement test for both groups in favor of the experimental group through the interactive board. The findings revealed that there are statistically significant differences at level (0, 05) in developing attitudes of teachers towards linguistic subjects due to the use of the interactive board. The research recommends that media; blackboard, zoom, and the interactive board should be activated in teaching all subjects not only the time of crisis but also in normal times since it has a positive effect on the achievement of teachers and increases their attitudes towards teaching EFL any time any place.
Keywords: attitudes, blackboard, discourse analysis, e-learning discourse, English language teaching, interactive board,
multi-media, zoom

Cite as: Al Khotaba, E. (2022). Interaction in E-Learning Setting through Teaching English as Foreign Language by Native-English Teachers: E-Classroom Discourse   Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2) 466 – 478.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.31

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Received: 11/3/2021
Accepted: 1/12/2022 
Published: 1/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.31
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Dr. Eissa Al Khotaba is an Associate Professor of Discourse Analysis at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Dept. of Languages and Translation, University of Tabuk, KSA. He is the Head of the Research Unit at the Institute of Languages. His primary focus is on linguistics, discourse, translation, and English language teaching.