Much research has been done on the first quarantine period in 2020, however little is known for what it concerns distance learning in Italian schools with Slovene as language of instruction. No extensive research explored teachers’ and students’ perceptions of this distance learning period, nor analyzed their opinion about positive and negative aspects of online learning, especially those related to the teaching material in Slovene language, which should address the Italian program. The present article presents the analysis of online semi-structured interviews that involved 15 high school teachers and 15 students who teach or attend Italian high schools with Slovene as teaching language, and it aims to answer these questions. We found that teachers and students preferred face-to-face classes, since they faced several issues connected with distance learning, such as a lack of interaction during distance learning, technology and connection problem, health issues and psychological distress. High school teachers and students faced less problems than those reported by primary schools’ pupils and teachers, since they are older and more independent than primary school pupils. High school students did also communicate through several social applications and peers might have helped them to overcome the language obstacles.
|Publication Date||January 1, 2023|
|Submission Date||July 14, 2021|
|Acceptance Date||April 18, 2022|
|Published in Issue||Year 2023, Volume 24, Issue 1|