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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 26, Pages: 1285-1295

Original Article

Online Learning Strategies Implemented and Solutions to the Challenges Faced During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Post-Graduate EFL Learners

Received Date:13 March 2022, Accepted Date:14 July 2022, Published Date:11 July 2022


Objectives: The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forced the academic spectrum to swap the traditional mode of learning with virtual learning and English language learners (ELL) drew no exception. Keeping the context in mind, the present study explored implemented online learning strategies and challenges faced by post-graduate EFL learners. This research also investigates the factors affecting their choice of online learning strategies. Methods: A concoction of qualitative and quantitative methods was used to gather information. The study adopts the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) questionnaire by Oxford. 63 (33 female and 30 male) Post-Graduate EFL Learners participated in this study. Findings: The findings of this paper indicate that 60-65% of participants faced challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, whereas 35-40% did not face such challenges. The extent of challenges and strategies were positively identified by the participants. Novelty: Based on the construct i.e. participants’ positive responses to the implemented online learning strategies and in the light of the outcomes of this study, it is indicated that the learners hardly faced any issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the learners perceived no adverse factors that influenced learning strategies. In conclusion, this study offers suggestions and recommendations.

Keywords: Language learning strategies 1; online learning 2; COVID19 3; lockdown 4; EFL Learners 5


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© 2022 Abduh & Owais Khan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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