An Investigation into Perception of Online Teaching and the Challenges of Online Teaching Faced by English Lecturers at Quang Trung University during COVID-19 Outbreak




Teachers’ perception, online teaching, challenges


Universities worldwide have shifted from face-to-face to online teaching due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Quang Trung University in Quy Nhon City was not an exception. However, there has yet to be research on online teaching at the university. This research was conducted to fill this gap. The authors conducted the study to investigate teachers' perceptions and problems when teaching online. Seven English lecturers at the university were asked to fill in a semi-structured questionnaire and attend interviews afterward. The findings showed that most lecturers were satisfied with online classes and encountered some difficulties, including how to motivate and communicate with their university students effectively and lack of technical skills as well as technical issues. In this article, researchers have provided an overview of lecturers' perceptions and some obstacles to online teaching; therefore, teachers may overcome difficulties and attain effectiveness when teaching online.

Author Biographies

Vo Thi Thu Suong, Quang Trung University, Vietnam

Vo Thi Thu Suong has worked as an English teacher since 2014. Working for different places, including Asian International High School, Vietnam USA Society of English Centers (VUS), and FPT University Hochiminh City, has greatly enriched her English competence and also a variety of pedagogic skills related to teaching English to different ages and levels. She completed an MA degree in TESOL at Huddersfield University in the UK. Currently, she is an English lecturer at Quang Trung University in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province. Thu Suong is keen on researching areas in terms of English teaching methods, assessment, professional development, etc. with the purpose of continuously cultivating her research capacity and English teaching expertise.

Le Thi My Nho, Quang Trung University, Vietnam

Le Thi My Nho earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Quy Nhon University, and now she is also an English lecturer at Quang Trung University, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province. In her teaching process, she prioritizes self-study and focuses on researching English teaching methods in order to develop her expertise in teaching English.


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How to Cite

Vo, T. T. S., & Le, T. M. N. (2023). An Investigation into Perception of Online Teaching and the Challenges of Online Teaching Faced by English Lecturers at Quang Trung University during COVID-19 Outbreak. International Journal of Language Instruction, 2(3), 63–79.



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