Author: Mihaela Brumen
Institution: University of Maribor
Author: Špela Kovač Sanda
Institution: Bogojina Primary School
Author: Tomaž Bratina
Institution: University of Maribor
Year of publication: 2022
Source: Show
Pages: 132-143
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PDF: tner/202201/tner6710.pdf

Global research studies on distance education in foreign language learning focus primarily on secondary schools or higher education. The paper examines primary school foreign language teachers’ (n=119) perceptions of distance teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to face-to-face education. The purpose of the study was to investigate the quality, achieved learning outcomes, advantages and obstacles faced by FL teachers in remote teaching. Based on the e-questionnaire, our study indicated that distance FL teaching was more challenging and stressful than classroom teaching because primary school students were not responsive to technology and needed parental guidance. Primary school students rely on cognitive and socio-emotional support from the FL teacher.


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