International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2020)

Information communication technologies as enablers for the teaching and learning of English language in Omusati region


Nemuyalonge Suoma Amadhila, Elock Emvula Shikalepo

The advent of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in education requires teachers to capitalise on the benefits of technologies for effective teaching and learning. The aim of this study was to investigate the challenges affecting the integration of ICT into the teaching and learning of English as a second language. The study aimed at establishing a model for ensuring a successful integration of ICT into the mainstreams of teaching and learning. A case study design was used as a methodology for the research, whose sample comprised of teachers, school principals and lower primary learners of Omusati Region. The data was collected with open-ended questionnaires and observations. The study established that teachers’ competencies, time constraints, lack of infrastructure and technical support as major constraints facing the successful integration of ICT in teaching and learning of English language. The study concluded that ICT was not optimally utilised for teaching and learning among schools of Omusati region due to a variety of operational shortfalls. The study recommended the provision of in-service training for teachers on the integration of ICT in their teaching activities, as well as the supply of required ICT infrastructure to schools, accompanied by continuous technical support services.
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