Importance Of ICT In English Language

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Chapter 1Introduction Nowadays, classical classes are not convenient environments for teaching as technology has invaded all aspects of our life. A good cooperative teacher should link technology to his or her classroom as technology proved that it is a valuable source of learning. Unesco (2002, 3) assures that " Information and communication technology (ICT) has become, within a very short time, one of the basic building blocks of modern society. Many countries now regard understanding ICT and mastering the basic skills and concepts of ICT as part of the core of education, alongside reading, writing and innumeracy." In addition, Cohen & Cowan (2007) assume that technology gives a lot of opportunities for students to interact with each other so they work collaboratively to solve problems. Also It is useful for language learning as it develops four language skills through the interaction of students with each other and it helps to connect students to their cultures. There are a lot of studies which denote the effectiveness of technology in developing English language skills like the study of Shyamlee and Phil (2012) tha shows the important role of technology in prompting university students ' motivation and learning interest to get students involved in language learning and develop their ability to communicate effectively .Abbas (2012) indicate that instructional technology is more effective to increase the interest of students of I.Com. Part II of
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