The Influence of Online Lessons in Learning English Language amid Covid-19 in Namibian Schools
Keywords:English language, Covid-19, learners, teachers, online lessons
This research sought to examine the influence of online English lessons occasioned by the Covid-19 restrictions and how high school students were affected in four Namibian schools given the high failure rate in English Language by Namibian learners. The study employed a mixed method approach as this helped to achieve the research objectives. This study’s sample was four schools all located in Khomas region in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city. Accessibility motivated the selection of the schools. The study was undergirded by the discourse analytical theory which states that our access to reality is always through languages. Therefore, it follows that for learners to understand reality they need to learn the language which in this case is English. The findings indicated that there was a plethora of challenges. Hence, there is need to have strategies in pace to mitigate effectively this risk in case of future lockdowns.
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