Integration of web 2.0 tools in EFL classes: Barriers and solutions




Web 2.0 tools, barriers, solutions, EFL, mentor.


Technology is in the center of all disciplines including education thanks to the rapid development of information and communication technologies. Accordingly, the influence of Web 2.0 tools has increased exponentially in education. However, a gap in literature has been observed to define the barriers and get sensible resolutions from the educators as a career saving endeavor. In this regard, this study was carried out to highlight the barriers to the integration of Web 2.0 tools in EFL classes and provide rational solutions. Thirty English teachers who have been working actively at different educational institutions abroad were chosen via convenience sampling method in this qualitative study. The participants were the members of a knowledge sharing page on Facebook for English teachers. The data were collected within 6 weeks via a comprehensive questionnaire and interview which were analyzed by Microsoft Excel and NVivo. The collected data revealed that teachers encountered problems related to lack of time, competence, infrastructure and support. They expressed that reserving a certain amount of time for training, receiving the support of the parents, administrators and colleagues, assigning mentors for novice teachers and teaching how to use time in the activities wisely can be of greatest importance to remove these barriers completely.


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Author Biography

Hur Mustafa Yucedal, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil/Iraq.

Ma, Instructor, English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil/Iraq.


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How to Cite

Yucedal, H. M. (2023). Integration of web 2.0 tools in EFL classes: Barriers and solutions. Amazonia Investiga, 12(63), 109–122.