Essay On Technology And Language Learning

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According to Wang (2004), when language learners have desirable and real communication factors, they can develop their language skills in classroom. He further goes on to say that using computers and every kind of technological equipment gives students the sense of freedom and encouragement. With the help of technology students can be active, motivated and involved in the language learning process. Materials which have high quality and authenticity with reasonable price can be provided by technology. In this way, the popularity of distance education increases. In the same line, Brown (2003) explains that internet and distance education increase the quality of language learning and provide available education. According to Stepp- Granny (2000), Web-learning offers well-selected activities and interactive learning. He further reports that technologically equipped classrooms increase…show more content…
Ellinger, Sandler, Chayen, Goldfrad, and Yarosky (2001) conducted a study on the use of internet in language classes. They believe that internet, as an important tool encourages students, increases autonomous learning potential, and brings enthusiasm into the classroom. Arcairo (1993) states that using authentic video in EFL classrooms, can be interesting and attractive for communicative dialogues. Chapple and Curtis (2000) point out that using authentic films in the classrooms motivate the learners because of many contextual clues of films, and they make learners use both of their hemispheres which are very important for language learning. Using technology in EFL classrooms improves students’ four skills. Kung (2003) explains his research results about web and language learning. According to his research web using enriches and supports good motivation in the

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