1. KAREM ABDELATIF AHMED MOHAMED - Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia& Sadat Academy, Egypt.
2. TANZINA HALIM - Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
This paper seeks to investigate the teachers and students attitudes towards applying study skills for online classes. With the shift from face-to-face classes to online classes, students worldwide have benefitted immensely as online classes have widened the door for all kinds of learners. Not only students, but teachers have also had the opportunity to experiment with new strategies to engage and motivate learners through conducting online sessions. The current study aims to find out how students have used their study skills to experience and benefit from online sessions. The paper also gives insight into the perspectives of teachers who have engaged learners to take the full benefit of online classes through the application of various study skills and compares between teachers and students perspectives. For this, 19 teachers and 96 undergraduate students, both males and females (EFL/ESL) learners, were chosen as participants to carry out the study. To find out the benefits of this shift from face-to-face classes to online classes, the instruments used were questionnaires administered to teachers and students who attended online sessions for two semesters. Based on the findings of the study results, the paper concludes with some recommendations about how both teachers and students can benefit more from the boon of online classes and make use of them to the fullest extent.
Attitude, benefits, online classes, learners, perspective, teachers, study skills