Voices of EFL Teachers in Online Teaching amid Covid-19 Pandemic Period in Bangkok

Amarawadee Tappoon

Email: amarawadee@tni.ac.th
Published in: 2021 6th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research (ICBIR)
Date of Conference: 20-21 May 2021
Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 29 June 2021
INSPEC Accession Number: 20895878
DOI: 10.1109/ICBIR52339.2021.9465870


The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a sudden change in many sectors worldwide including the education sector. The closure of schools, colleges, and universities has impacted all educational institutes on teaching transformation method from face-to-face classroom to online classroom abruptly. Getting in-depth insights from online EFL teachers is vital to understand and enables to resolve their difficulties and teaching limitations. The purposes of this study were to explore EFL teachers’ attitudes and opinions in a Thai university in Bangkok, Thailand towards their online teaching amid the Covid-19 pandemic and to examine their problems occurred while they were managing online teaching. The participants were 19 English lecturers at a Thai university consisting of 15 Thai and 4 foreigner lecturers. A researcher collected data through an online survey, focus-group discussions, and individual interviews with open-ended questions, and then used content analysis, a conventional approach to analyze the data. The findings revealed that all lecturers were willing to teach online, but they lacked the comprehensive training on online teaching techniques and some effective equipment to support online language teaching.


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