Learning English as a Foreign Language in Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) Process: Perspectives of Secondary School Students


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Çınar A., Bavlı B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FIELD EDUCATION, vol.8, no.1, pp.1-13, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FIELD EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13

Abstract

In recent years, developments in information technology and digitalization with the impact of industry 4.0 proved the effects in education as in every field and started to provide educational institutions the opportunity to perform their activities independently of time and place. However, the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which was experienced worldwide and in Turkey highlighted the importance of creating an online education infrastructure. Since the reflections of COVID-19 on English language education in secondary schools is far more than foreseen, the study aims to depict secondary school online English course from the perspectives of students during the Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) period., A qualitative case study design was implemented in the study. The study group consists of fifteen 6 th grade secondary school students. A semi-structured interview form, which was developed by the researchers, was operated to collect data. The data obtained were analyzed by implementing content analysis. The findings revealed that distance learning with digital gamebased applications motivates students toward the lesson and encourages them to participate in the lesson. On the other hand, students' affective filters, their lack of internet access or computers, and inadequate lesson planning for online learning negatively affect their learning processes.