Methods and techniques of teaching English and German classes in Nigeria during the Covid-19 pandemic era
Florence Orabueze – Henrietta Ifeoma Okafor – Uche Uwaezuoke Okonkwo – Mbefo Marydoreen Chinonso – Obiorah Ekwueme
We want to infer that language teachers in Nigeria resorted to digital modes of teaching language processes during the COVID-19 era as maintaining social distancing became of paramount importance and the lockdown was implemented by the government of different nations. This study is predicated on the prevalent methods and techniques employed in teaching English and German language processes in the COVID-19 era in Nigeria. The digital methods and techniques have their accompanying challenges, especially in the knowledge delivery of the two foreign languages. Data was collected by interviewing 22 students of some private universities through Focus Group Discussions (FGD 1, 2, and 3) and also using social media/online publications as well as newspapers using qualitative descriptive paradigm. The choice of students of private universities is because the government-owned ones are on strike under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The theoretical framework for this study is Ethnography of communication. The participant observation method will be adopted in the framework of analysis of this paper. By the end of this study, we would have established that though there are several techniques and methods of teaching language processes, digital modes became the new normal for language teachers as they were the most used.
Key words: Covid-19, communication, teaching, learning, methods, techniques, English language, German language, virtual, online