Using ICT Applications in EFL Teaching: Challenges and Experiences of Novice vs. Experienced English Teachers

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2022-06-24

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Suleyman Demirel University

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The aim of this research is to investigate the challenges and experiences of novice vs. experienced English teachers in using ICT applications. The data was gathered through semi-structured, in-depth interviews as part of a qualitative study. The qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The participants of the study are 20 novice and experienced English teachers of secondary schools. Thematic analysis of the data found that the biggest difference between novice and experienced English teachers is in the variety of ICT applications used, since experienced teachers use government-mandated applications, while novice teachers use different applications, and as well as government-mandated applications. Other than that novice and experienced teachers’ experiences and challenges turned out to be quite similar. EFL teachers use ICT applications for various purposes, but most commonly for lesson preparation. The challenges of both teachers were a lack of technology-supported pedagogical courses and a lack of time due to lack of internet connection and technical infrastructure. Implications for future research and recommendations for practice are provided.

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Yermekkyzy, A. (2022). Using ICT Applications in EFL Teaching: Challenges and Experiences of Novice vs. Experienced English Teachers (Master's dissertation, Suleyman Demirel University).