CALL in Asia During Covid-19 and Models of E-Learning




Corona Virus’ pandemic, Covid-19, e-learning, online-meeting, LMS, pre-recording video, video clips


Corona Virus’ pandemic (Covid-19) has affected all of the world’s aspects, such as economics, lifestyles, culture, education, etc. Most schools and universities have been shut down for the safety of students. Then e-learning has been employed in many schools and universities to keep education going on. However, many lecturers/teachers and students in Vietnam have not been familiar with this teaching/learning mode yet. Training lecturers/teachers to use the e-learning system at a school or university is an important issue in terms of effective teaching/learning and school management. Few research studies have been investigated to study the useful model of e-learning classrooms during this critical time. This paper presents an overlook of e-learning issues around Asia during the Corona Virus pandemic. It then examined a case study on e-learning at a university in Vietnam during the lockdown situation. The study revealed that the implementation of e-learning in Vietnam still had many obstacles in terms of Internet connection, available devices, economic conditions, and the students’ unwilling-perceptions. The study also provided a model of e-learning for the school/university management and the lecturers/teachers who wish to run their e-learning classes effectively.

Author Biographies

Pham Vu Phi Ho, Van Lang University

Assoc. Prof. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Ph.D., Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam. He used to be a Vice-President of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University, and Vice-President and Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages of Van Hien University, Vietnam. Pham has been published 49 research articles in both local and International Journals (ISI/Scopus-indexed), and 8 books and course-books, 2 course-books were used for undergrad students at HCMC Open University, VN, and one course-book was used for both the undergraduate and graduate level at Lourdes College, Higher Education Department, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He has international experience in teaching English at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand; especially, he worked as a Professor for Gyeongju University, South Korea, in 2014. He is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of the AsiaCALL and the managing editor of its Online Journal. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of TESOL & Education. He is also an editor for the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Scopus), an editor for the World Journal of English Language (scopus), and a peer reviewer for some international Journals indexed in ISI/Scopus such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Open Sage, International Journal of Instruction. His main interests include Academic Writing, peer responses, translation, Teaching methodologies, and Technology-enhanced learning.

Vo Nguyen Da Thao, VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education

Vo Nguyen Da Thao is an English teacher at VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education, The University of Da Nang, Vietnam. Also, she is currently a PhD student in TESOL at Hue University.  She has been teaching for seven years, and her research interest is in Second Language Acquisition, Language testing and assessment, and English for academic/specific purposes.


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How to Cite

Pham, V. P. H., & Vo, T. N. D. (2021). CALL in Asia During Covid-19 and Models of E-Learning. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference - Atlantis Press, 533(978-94-6239-343-1), 1–10.