Digital literacy competencies among English teachers of Nepal: Are they ready for online instruction?
Keywords:Digital literacy, EFL teachers, online teaching, global pandemic, face-to-face teaching
Nepal’s educational system has been face-to-face since the beginning of the formal schooling system. However, this mode of delivery was greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to its outbreak, the government suspended the traditional classroom teaching system, encouraging the use of online teaching. English teachers need digital literacy skills for them to deliver online teaching effectively. Considering this situation, this study aimed to survey the digital literacy skills of the secondary school level English teachers of Nepal with the objective of checking their preparedness for online delivery of contents. An online questionnaire was designed using Google docs and distributed among English teachers via emails and messengers. This study found that secondary school level English teachers are ready for online mode of teaching and possess necessary digital literacy skills for online delivery.