The Role of ICT in the Teaching of Productive Skills in English during COVID-19: Teachers’ Perceptions and Obstacles

Authors

  • Dr. Housseine Bachiri Assistant Professor at the Euromed University of Fes, Morocco
  • Tribak Oifaa English teacher, Morroco

Keywords:

EFL classroom, ICT, productive skills, teachers’ perceptions, innovative learning, online linguistic interaction

Abstract

In the current millennium, educational technology integration has become an obligation, particularly when the focus of teaching is purely fluency-based. EFL teachers believe that students cannot reach a good level of fluency unless they speak and write English with less difficulty and more spontaneity. For that purpose, instructors incessantly seek versatile ways and approaches to deepen and enrich the teaching of four language skills (mainly the productive ones). Online sources and internet outlets provide both students and instructors with various ranges of software applications and platforms to actively dive into different class activities. Through the agency of online applications and programs, EFL learners get to gradually embrace autonomous learning. In effect, students reach self-improvement in speaking and writing when they are continuously exposed to ICT assistance. Therefore, this paper aspires to pinpoint the aspects of productive skills of teaching via the implementation of ICT as a new trend in modern education. Needless to say, it ignites a deeper discussion on Moroccan teachers’ attitudes toward the use of ICT in the EFL classroom. The quantitative analysis by means of a questionnaire designated to Moroccan EFL teachers revealed a considerable amount of positivity and predilection toward the employment of ICTs in the EFL instruction.

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Author Biographies

Dr. Housseine Bachiri, Assistant Professor at the Euromed University of Fes, Morocco

Bachiri Housseine is an Assistant Professor at the Euromed University of Fes. He earned his PhD in 2017 in Applied Linguistics and Education. He has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for several years. His research interests are language teaching, pedagogy, ICTs, and curriculum design. He enjoys writing and collaborating with other researchers and scholars on topics pertinent to Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Tribak Oifaa, English teacher, Morroco

Tribak Oifaa is a part time English teacher. She teaches English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in different institutions in Morocco. Her main areas of interest are gender, discourse analysis, ICT, and language teaching.

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Published

2020-09-16

How to Cite

Bachiri, D. H. ., & Oifaa, T. . (2020). The Role of ICT in the Teaching of Productive Skills in English during COVID-19: Teachers’ Perceptions and Obstacles . Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics, 2(2), 35–44. Retrieved from https://linguisticforum.com/index.php/ling/article/view/47