The Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning Online: A Study on HUFI’s English-majored Students




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Teaching and learning any courses online used to be considered ineffective in most educational institutions in Vietnam. However, during negative impacts of COVID-19 on education, teaching, and learning online should be an effective alternative solution. This study aims at the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning online via the course Introduction to Linguistics for English-majored students at Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry (HUFI). Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are applied in this study. Data collected shows that teaching and learning online has its own strengths; nevertheless, to maximize its benefits, positive cooperation between lecturers and students should be a need. Furthermore, lecturers should perform the virtual classroom management roles positively via appropriate online tasks and assignments in order to help students avoid boredom in gaining knowledge and skills. The study also draws out some suggestions aiming to help maximize the benefits that teaching and learning online may have.

Author Biography

  • Pham Ngoc Son, Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry (HUFI)

    Pham Ngoc Son, also known as Ron Pham, is now working as an English lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry (HUFI). He is interested in languages, cultures, religions, and laws. Teaching and doing research give him many opportunities to enrich his knowledge and understand this world more. He can be reached at or


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How to Cite

Pham, N. S. (2022). The Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning Online: A Study on HUFI’s English-majored Students. International Journal of TESOL & Education, 2(3), 1-12.

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