Online Teaching during COVID-19: How to Maintain Students Motivated in an EFL Class

Linguistics and Literature Review6(2): 157-171 (2020)

16 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2021

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Sol Smith Fuentes Hernández

Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga-Colombia

Anderson Naren Silva Flórez

Industrial University of Santander

Date Written: October 10, 2020

Abstract

This study aims to know the e-learning modality that stimulates students' learning process according to twenty-two English teachers in Santander, Colombia, and the correlation between learners' motivation and the challenges and opportunities in an online EFL class. To carry out this study, a mixed research approach was applied. To gather such information, a questionnaire was sent to the participants via email.Once data was scrutinized, it was found that this group of English teachers view synchronous encounters and access to information regardless of the geographical position as elements that can positively impact the students' motivation levels. Furthermore, this sample stated their role is significant, especially when mediating online lessons.

Keywords: E-learning, motivation, modalities, language skills, teachers’ role, interactions

Suggested Citation

Fuentes Hernández, Sol Smith and Flórez, Anderson Naren Silva, Online Teaching during COVID-19: How to Maintain Students Motivated in an EFL Class (October 10, 2020). Linguistics and Literature Review6(2): 157-171 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3819569

Sol Smith Fuentes Hernández (Contact Author)

Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga-Colombia ( email )

Colombia

Anderson Naren Silva Flórez

Industrial University of Santander

Carrera 27 # 9
Bucaramanga, Santander 680002
Colombia

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