English language teaching to young learners in the socially distanced classroom

A critical review



  • Syeda Noorie Banu Research Scholar, Division of English, Dept of S&H, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Vadlamudi, Guntur- Language Instructor, ELI, Medical College Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Vijayababu Palukuri Associate Professor of English, Division of English, Dept. of S &H, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Vadlamudi, Guntur, AP, Saudi Arabia
  • Suresh Mutyala Associate Professor, Dept. of English, KLEF, Vaddeswaram, Guntu (A.P), India
  • K. Vinay Kumar Research Scholar, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Guntur, AP and Lecturer in English, RGUKT, Ongole, Saudi Arabia


artificial intelligence, communicative language teaching, humanistic approach, language tools, online teaching


It is understood by the academic communities that they take responsibility for their online learning with the help of the necessary technical equipment during the lockdown times, and manage their schedules. They have no choice but to find a solution to their problems on their own when their classmates and their language teachers are around. As the detention is partially lifted in some places, young students are starting to attend their language classes. In a way, they are released from the sense of isolation they felt at home during this time of Lockdown that was coming to an end. But things have changed. Now they find the common space of the classroom again, but in the socially distant classroom and also referred by some as a virtual classroom. This is a challenging time for an English teacher too. The communicative classroom has changed. How it would be possible to regain the enthusiasm of students who work together and share broad and meaningful interaction? Group discussions and pairwork can be very difficult, and young students may need to find new ways to combine these activities.


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How to Cite

Banu, S. N., Palukuri, V., Mutyala, S., & Kumar, K. V. (2021). English language teaching to young learners in the socially distanced classroom: A critical review. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S3), 1548-1557. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS3.1827



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