Effective Teaching of English Language Using Communication Package: How Prepared are the Teachers in Ogun State Nigeria (Published)
The poor achievement of students inn English Language has continued to be a major cause for concern to all those in the main stream of education in Nigeria and particularly to stakeholders in Ogun State Nigeria. In spite of the fact that English Language is the language of instruction at all educational levels, teaching and learning of it in schools have continued to suffer setbacks unabated as reflected by students’ poor performances. A number of factors are responsible for students’ poor performance, they include: poor methods of teaching among the teachers of English language, dearth of qualified teachers, inadequate teaching resources, lack of interest on the part of the students, mother tongue interference, poor motivation, poor self-concept, poor study habit among others. Four hundred and twenty (n=420) teachers were randomly selected for the study; in-depth interview guide and questionnaire: (KICTQ r=7.00; AICTG r=7.32; PITSQ r=8.22; PITSQ r- 8.22; IAISAQ r 8.01; GIIUQ r=8.65) were used for data collection while chi-square and t test were used to test the five postulated hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that teachers of English in Ogun State were not significantly equipped to use communication package in teaching English Language and many of them also agreed that there is no significant information on the importance of the use of communication package in the effective teaching and learning of English language and that there is no significant difference in the knowledge and preparedness of both male and female teachers. It was recommended that teachers of English language should be trained and retrained on the application of innovative teaching strategies including communication packages.