Disadvantages Of Assisted Language Learning

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DISADVANTAGES OF WEB ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING According to Radovic and Mardovic (2009), there also exits some disadvantages and defects of the Web Assisted Language Learning in addition to its advantages. The main disadvantages are, the social relationship between the learners is not healthy. The lack of knowledge about the computers and in using the Web Assisted Language Learning among the learners makes them uncomfortable to suitably work with them. Supervision of teachers up on the learners and the face-to-face meetings between them is reduced in this kind of learning. no enough acquaintance and experience of the teachers in this kind of teaching process, the cultural and lingual differences between the two, the extravagant expenses of…show more content…
Thus, the browser/ bandwidth limitations may limit the instructional methodologies, which is again a technology constraint. Since the content is more of intense graphics, audio and video, the learners will not be on a T1 row where they get frustrated because of the Net delivery (Radovik and Mardovic and Nelson and Porter, 2009). According to the Corporate University Exchange (2000), slower presentation of large graphics, video and sound means that the bandwidth is limited. It is thus important to identify the available bandwidth and know the reasonable “waiting” time for the learners before entrusting to the Net. Normally, most of the users who use the mobiles are experiencing only a 28.8 kbps speed. Thus, such issues must be overseen and someone can specially work on such issues. The time consumed for downloading the applications is another constraint. The downloading time is also to be given importance and one must be very aware of the speed. The best delivery options considered is a 28.8 kbps modem when the training is provided over the Web Assisted Language Learning or to external learners. If the learner is not patient enough for the…show more content…
Students many times follow movies rather than acquiring skills through learning process. It seems that language learning is very easy now but it does not negate that it needs dedicate practice and continuous efforts. With this technology during the 21st century individual instructions began. For everything students are approaching computers, internet and browsers. Learning becomes more student oriented rather teacher oriented. Public speaking and presentation skills are becoming more important than language acquiring skills. Whether one know the grammar or proficient in grammar is irrespective whether he is able to communicate his knowledge or not it became more important. Second language speech contests, debates, poetry readings, and storytelling are particularly trendy. Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) becomes more prominent than CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) and WALL (Web Assisted Language Learning). In no future it may replace the text books also. Students are harnessing their creativity to express themselves and to demonstrate their skills. The main challenge for the teacher in the 21st century is to approach student in the most possible way and to impress him that teacher is more superior to any electronic gadget. In the 21st century students are not mere acquirers they
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