Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching English: Impacts of Teachers’ Characteristics





English teaching, attitude, teachers’ attitudes, educational technology, Vietnam


This survey was done to uncover the EFL lecturers’ attitudes (cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components) towards the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching English at a university in Vietnam. In addition, the survey also investigated the influence of some teachers' demographic characteristics, including gender, prior ICT training, education level, age, and teaching experience on their attitudes. The author employed a survey questionnaire adapted from Albirini to collect research data. One hundred twelve tertiary EFL teachers answered questionnaires administered online via Google Forms. Quantitative methods and descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were utilized to analyze the collected data. Results indicated that teachers had positive attitudes towards the use of ICT in teaching English. In addition, gender, prior ICT training, education level, teaching experience, and age were found not to impact their attitudes. Finally, this study had some suggestions for future investigations into the attitudes of teachers concerning the use of ICT in English language instruction.

Author Biographies

Tran Minh Thanh, TNU-University of Information and Communication Technology

Tran Minh Thanh is an EFL lecturer at Department of Foreign Languages, TNU-University of Information and Communication Technology. He completed his master's degree at Vietnam National University, Hanoi in 2015. His areas of professional interest include technologies in English language teaching, continuing professional development, and materials development.

Pham Ngoc Thach, Hanoi University, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Thach Pham Ngoc is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hanoi University, Vietnam. He has nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching English at different levels of study and in different environments: in class, online, and on television and radio. Thach Pham completed his PhD at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in 2015. His particular interests are in using technologies for English language teaching and learning, producing educational materials, and teacher training.


Dinh Thi Bao Huong, Hanoi University, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Huong Thi Bao Dinh is a senior lecturer and Dean of the Post-graduate Studies Department, Hanoi University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from RMIT University, Australia in 2015. Her areas of professional interest include technologies in English language teaching, technological professional development and technology-related policies.



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Tran, M. T., Pham, N. T., & Dinh, T. B. H. (2023). Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching English: Impacts of Teachers’ Characteristics. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 14(1), 61–84. https://doi.org/10.54855/acoj.231415



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