English teachers’ readiness to teach online during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Siti Norbaya Mohd Radzuan Faculty of Languages and Communication, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Farah Hazwani Ghazali Faculty of Languages and Communication, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Khairunnisa Yusoff Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Kala, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, MALAYSIA
  • Muhammad Lintang Islami Hakim Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Kalimantan Muhammad Arsyad Al Banjari, INDONESIA
Keywords: e-learning, online teaching, online learning, digital learning, remote learning, teachers’ readiness, COVID-19


The study aimed at investigating Malaysian English teachers’ readiness to teach online during the recent COVID-19 outbreak and the problems they faced while conducting online lessons. Data for the study were randomly obtained online from 103 respondents, using a questionnaire. Findings showed a positive indication of English teachers’ readiness for online teaching yet there were a few problems that need to be addressed, especially pertaining to the equitable network coverage and facilities, implying the needs for the authorities to provide ample support and innovations to assist both teachers and learners in achieving meaningful online learning.


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Author Biographies

Siti Norbaya Mohd Radzuan, Faculty of Languages and Communication, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA

Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar 2 Paloh Hinai, Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia

Farah Hazwani Ghazali, Faculty of Languages and Communication, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA

Sekolah Kebangsaan Tok Muda, Kapar, Selangor, MALAYSIA


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How to Cite
Mohd Radzuan, S. N., Ghazali, F. H., Yusoff, K., & Islami Hakim, M. L. (2021). English teachers’ readiness to teach online during the COVID-19 outbreak. AJELP: Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 9(1), 16-27. https://doi.org/10.37134/ajelp.vol9.1.2.2021