Benefits of Teaching English to Children in Virtual Classes: Teachers’ Perspectives from Khanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam




teaching English, children, virtual classrooms, teachers’ perspectives, benefits


Over the past decade, technological advancements have greatly impacted the education industry, leading to the rise of online teaching and learning as a promising trend worldwide. However, in Viet Nam, research on virtual classrooms for young learners has been relatively limited. As a result, a recent study sought to examine English teachers’ perspectives on the benefits of teaching English to children virtually. This study utilized a mixed-methods approach to collect data through an online questionnaire distributed to 52 English teachers in Khanh Hoa Province, Central Viet Nam, who had at least one-year experience in teaching English to children online and in-depth interviews with 15 of them. The findings revealed that virtual classrooms offer numerous benefits for teachers, such as integrating all four language skills, enhancing teaching and learning performance, improving their digital skills, keeping up with educational technology trends, accessing a wealth of resources on educational websites, and fostering creativity in developing activities that enhance children’s engagement and motivation in English lessons. Overall, this study highlights the valuable benefits of teaching the English language to children in virtual settings. The findings hold relevance for other stakeholders involved in the development of virtual language education in Viet Nam and similar contexts.

Author Biographies

Nguyen Thi Nhu Ngoc, University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Thi Nhu Ngoc is currently Vice-dean cum Chair of the Department of Translation and Interpreting at the Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature, University of Social Sciences & Humanities, VNUHCM. She has been an English teacher and a part-time translator since 1997. She was also a co-author of some ESP internal-used textbooks. Her main research interests are English Teaching, Translation Studies, Comparative Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication.

Nguyen Tran Tu Uyen, University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Tran Tu Uyen is an MA student in the Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She has been an English teacher since 2018. She is currently teaching English in a primary school in Khanh Hoa Province. Her main research interests are English Teaching and Linguistics.


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How to Cite

Nguyen, T. N. N., & Nguyen, T. T. U. (2024). Benefits of Teaching English to Children in Virtual Classes: Teachers’ Perspectives from Khanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam. International Journal of Language Instruction, 3(1), 91–107.



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