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An Innovate Comparative Research Method to determine the convergence (/or divergence) of the Infective Virus like COVID-19 & Common Flu (Published)

Infectious disease has a long history with our human beings. These diseases have been well known from the common flu in Spring to the most recent one such as the COVID-19 etc. People always want to find a cure such as vaccine to them. However, as the diseases’ viruses have thousands or millions of mutation in their DNA or RNA, it is therefore difficult to predict the next popular species that may be spread among people in the coming year. Mathematically, the combinatoric plus the optimization techniques may be the most feasible way to solve the problem. In the present thesis, this author suggests an innovate comparative research method that includes research group (HKLam regression) and the control group (other regressions) to the infected virus such as COVID-19 or common flu etc. The aforementioned method is used to determine these virus(es)’s convergence (/or) divergence mutations such that we may further genetic edit them to obtain several feasible vaccine candidates for further investigation in human beings etc. In other words, we are trying to artificially developed a tailor made “cow-pox” for these infected viruses and hence may be save millions of our lives.

Keywords: COVID-19, Convergence, common flu, divergence infective virus, innovate comparative research method

Effect of Flipped Learning Method on the Writing Skill of EFL Saudi Students during the Covid-19 (Published)

Citation: Mohsin Raza Khan and Fozia Zulfiquar (2022) Effect of Flipped Learning Method on the Writing Skill of EFL Saudi Students during the Covid-19, International Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol.10, No.2, pp., 1-11

Abstract: This study aimed at investigating the effect of flipped learning on the writing skill of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study was conducted on level 1 students of the Department of English, Faculty of Languages & Translation (FLT), King Khalid University (KKU) during the first semester of 2020-2021. 60 students from two sections of Eng. 112 Writing 1- Course participated in this study. Students of section number 595 were chosen for the experimental group; students of section number 597 were chosen for the control group. There were 30 students in each group. The experimental group was taught writing skill using flipped learning in both asynchronous and synchronous settings, and the control group was taught writing skill only in the synchronous setting. A quasi-experimental design was employed for collecting the data. A pre-test and post-test in the form of an online written exam was administered in both synchronous and flipped learning settings. The result of the post-test showed that the experimental group performed better than the control group. A semi-structured interview with the students in the experimental group was also conducted for examining their perception of the flipped learning model. The students had a positive view of flipped learning model.


Keywords: COVID-19, Students’ Perception, flipped learning, writing skill

COVID-19 and Education in Oman (Published)

COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the world and brought about abrupt changes in every sector of life, including the area of ELT (English language teaching). This essay explores briefly from my humble point of view, as an in-service Omani cycle 2 English teacher, the impact of the current pandemic on ELT curriculum, teaching methods, and educational growth of teachers.

Keywords: COVID-19, ELT, Education, Oman

Thai EFL learners’ Voices on Learning English Online during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Published)

During the current pandemic, the unprecedented closure of universities and schools has revived the application of fully online teaching and learning. This study aims to explore Thai EFL learners’ views on online learning implementation during the Covid-19 outbreaks. Data were collected qualitatively with 30 Thai undergraduate students majoring in business English through written reflections, and five of whom were selected purposively to participate in a semi-structured interview. Based on qualitative data analysis, the findings indicated that the student participants expressed positive attitudes towards online learning as it was seen as suitable during the current pandemic, yet they preferred learning English in face-to-face classrooms to online ones. Also, unstable internet connection, lack of interaction and teachers’ explanation, as well as potential distractions were common challenges for their online English learning. Suggestions were also provided by the participants, and pedagogical implications were discussed.

Keywords: COVID-19, EFL Learners’, Reflections, online learning

How to Teach English Lessons during Prevention and Control of COVID19: A Case Study of a Higher Vocational College in China (Published)

During prevention and control of COVID-19 in China, different modes of online education are conducted in all kinds of schools, from primary to universities. This paper illustrates how College English course is taught in Shandong College of Electric Technology in China. With reference of MOOC and SPOC theories, lessons are carefully redesigned and provided on Chaoxing Platform, one of the 37 leading online education platforms in China. Taking advantage of MOOC, SPOC and micro-course online videos, all lessons are deliberately redesigned and provided either on live or in recordings. Survey shows over 80% students are gratified with the online course and effectiveness of the online course is equal to classroom teaching.

Keywords: COVID-19, Case Study, Effective, English, SPOC

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