Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Communication and Language in Virtual Spaces, January 2023   Pp.246-257

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Teacher-Based Courses Versus Internet-Driven Courses in EFL Milieux: A Contrastive

El-Alia Wafaâ ZAGHAR
Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages
University of Oran 2 – Mohamed BEN AHMED –
Oran, Algeria


Received:08/26/2022        Accepted:12/05/2022                 Published: 01/20/2023


In a world more advanced than ever, where the digital whiteboard classroom and electronic books are replacing the chalkboard classroom and printed textbooks of yesterday, the teacher seems to remain the source of knowledge who performs the noble task which calls for boosting the best in people to bring out their greatest fortes. This research espouses this belief and its basic significance is to show that a teacher imparting knowledge to a group of learners will remain an integral ingredient in formal teaching despite the unprecedented impact of technology on the sphere of education.  The major research question in this work intends to contrast two different English as foreign language (EFL) learning situations in Licence/ Master/ Doctorate (LMD) environment: one based on the internet and the other on a learning assisted by a teacher. This digest looks at the implications of both learning models and pores over the changes that teachers may encounter within their classes as digital technology penetrates every area of the nation’s life. To comprehensively examine the predicted effects of both learning cases, the data have been amassed both quantitatively and qualitatively through a triangular approach using a questionnaire administered to students, interviews conducted with learners, classroom observation procedures, and evaluation of the learners’ exams. Based on the analysis of the gathered information and answers, the results highlighted remarkable distinctness in both learning methods. Still, there are specific facets of each learning modality.
Keywords: Algerian Higher Education Institutions, English as foreign language milieux, Licence/ Master/
Doctorate students, internet-based learning, teacher-based learning

Cite as:  ZAGHAR, E. W.(2023). Teacher-Based Courses Versus Internet-Driven Courses in EFL Milieux: A Contrastive Proposal.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Communication and Language in Virtual Spaces, January 2023: 246-257


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Received: 08/26/2022
Accepted: 12/05/2022  
Published: 01/20/2023 

Dr. El-Alia Wafaâ ZAGHAR is an associate professor at the University of Oran 2 in Algeria. She holds a PhD in Didactics. Her main research interests revolve around Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Cultural Studies, Research Methodology, and Teacher Education. Currently, she is investigating the spheres of the implementation of ICTs in today’s EFL settings.