From the Eyes of EFL Teachers in Turkey: Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Erdoğan P., Yazıcı E.

The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, vol.12, no.1, pp.61-77, 2022 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Communication & Mass Media Index, MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-77
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the perceived competency of English teachers working at various education levels in Turkey was investigated. A survey developed by the researchers was used to understand how competent teachers felt in online teaching and reveal their challenges in the process. The descriptive and referential statistics and content analysis in the study showed that English teachers felt competent in lesson planning and teaching grammar and vocabulary. However, they felt less competent in teaching students with disabilities and sustaining student interaction and motivation. This finding was also reported as a challenge along with some technological difficulties. The study presents some implications for EFL teacher training. (C) Association of Applied Linguistics. All rights reserved.