Abstract—This article aims to examine the challenges facing
secondary school teachers and students in English vocabulary
online classes in Amman, Jordan. It also aims to propose the
most effective ways to overcome the encountered challenges.
To this end, qualitative semi-structured interviews were
conducted with thirty teachers and twenty students to
understand their experiences related to the online learningteaching
process. Based on these interviews, several challenges
that might obstruct this process were identified, with some of
the challenges reported by teachers being similar to those
reported by students. Teaching and learning challenges
included poor class management, poor Internet connection,
and large class sizes. Moreover, the findings of this study
highlighted that one of the most important challenges that
teachers encountered in teaching English vocabulary online
was the impossibility of using realia. The study concludes with
some solutions from both teachers and students to overcome
these difficulties, such as using more advanced online
platforms, e.g., Google Meet, World Word, and Microsoft
Teams, as well as splitting students into small online rooms,
and using games/plays.
Index Terms—Online learning, English vocabulary, secondary school students, qualitative approach, semistructured interviews
Abdel Rahman Mitib Altakhaineh and Afakh Younes are with the English Language and Literature Department, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
Mohammad Alaghawat is with the European Languages Department, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
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Cite: Abdel Rahman Mitib Altakhaineh*, Mohammad Alaghawat, and Afakh Younes, "Challenges with Online Teaching and Learning of English Vocabulary," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 577-586, 2023.Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).