Exploring the Use of Live Interactive Worksheets in Foreign Language Classes: Perceptions of Students and Teachers


  • Oneil N. Madden Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9816-7444
  • Ryan Sweeney Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica
  • Alexious Gonzales Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica




Live worksheet, Covid-19, foreign language, perception, Jamaica


Live interactive worksheets started to become known in the Jamaican foreign language (L2) circle after the COVID-19 pandemic plunged schools worldwide into online teaching. Educators needed to find creative ways to engage and motivate learners. Currently, there are no studies on live worksheets in Jamaica; therefore, this research aims to bridge this gap. The authors sought to ascertain both teachers' and students' perspectives on incorporating live worksheets in L2 classes. Sixteen undergraduate students at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and seven L2 high school teachers responded to questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The qualitative approach was used to analyze the data. Major findings show that live worksheets effectively engage students, promote autonomy, and aid in the recall and application of information. In this article, the authors have highlighted perceptions relating to both the benefits and challenges of using live worksheets, as well as how to overcome possible obstacles.

Author Biographies

Oneil N. Madden, Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica

Oneil Madden has served as French Language Coordinator and interim Chair of the Department of Humanities at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. He has been working in higher education for almost a decade and has also taught English and Spanish courses. He is a linguist and doctoral candidate in language sciences at the Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Langage (LRL) attached to the Clermont Auvergne University in France. His research interests include telecollaboration, multimodal instruction, online pedagogical scenarios, gamification in language education, and foreign language teacher training.

Ryan Sweeney, Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica

Ryan Sweeney is currently an adjunct lecturer at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica, where he lectures the certificate course Teaching English as a Second Language. He has been teaching Spanish for almost a decade in Jamaica and the United States of America at both the primary and secondary levels. He has also taught English as a second language in Colombia. His research interests include foreign language learning and instruction and education technology in foreign language learning.

Alexious Gonzales, Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica

Alexious Gonzales is a sophomore student at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. As an English major, his goal is to become a professor in linguistics. He enjoys reading and researching linguistic theories and tutoring students in Spanish and French. He has research interests in culture, interculturality, and technology integration in foreign language learning.


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How to Cite

Madden, O., Sweeney, R., & Gonzales, A. (2023). Exploring the Use of Live Interactive Worksheets in Foreign Language Classes: Perceptions of Students and Teachers. International Journal of Language Instruction, 2(4), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijli.23241



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