INTERACTIVE DIGITAL CONTENT OF PRIMARY CLASS FIVE ENGLISH FOR TO-DAY (NCTB) BOOK: CHALLENGES IN A BANGLADESHI CLASSROOM

  • Kohinoor Akther Premier University

Abstract

This article tries to investigate the impediments that primary class five teachers face in conducting classes with interactive digital contents. Since 2016, interactive digital contents have been attracting both English language teachers and learners of primary schools in Bangladesh. It has been started as a part of the government‘s policy of ‗Digital Bangladesh‘. It has brought an interesting turn to teaching and learning EFT (English for Today) classes especially in a stimulating and interactive way. In this article the researcher tries to address challenges that an English teacher faces in a Bangladeshi classroom to carry out digital lessons. At the same time it focuses on other related factors that thwart teacher‘s using digital contents in classrooms. As research instrument the study uses interviews with 22 primary teachers (as the basic focus group--FG) of semi urban, rural govt. and non-govt. schools. The study explores the scenario also from learners‘ perspective to shed light on the issue from other lenses. The learners‘ group comprises of 121from different schools with whom several sitting was done addressing the issue. The same was done with the focus group also. These have supported the paper to recommend steps to overcome the constraints of using digital contents in an English language (L2) classroom.

Published
2019-09-16