TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

Selim Günüç

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First page
349
Last page
358

Abstract


The technology has improved rapidly in recent years and this improvement is affecting the field of education as it is in every field. In this context, traditional education methods have become inadequate as the technology is also rapidly changing students' expectations and learning habits. The effective use of information and communication technologies in education is mainly based on increasing the learning speed of the students during the education process, reducing the cost and providing effective learning. The rapid progress of technology makes technology usage indispensable for foreign language teaching and learning as well. The purpose of this study is; to address the importance of ICT tools in the teaching-learning process of basic English language skills and to introduce the technology integration process for English language teaching and learning. It is understood that the integration of technology in English teaching and learning is of great importance in the development of basic English language skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing. The hardware and software technological tools used in English language teaching and learning can make many contributions both to teachers and students in terms of being repeated use of materials, availability of materials everywhere and at all times, costless or low cost of materials, and effective learning in a short time. As a result of this study, it can be said that the process of technology integration needs to be carried out consciously and in a planned way in order to make significant contributions to the use of technology, which is an essential task for teachers. Consequently, it should not be forgotten that the technology is to be effectively integrated into English language teaching and learning, and if the integration is not effectively done, on the contrary, technology may have a negative impact on the students’ learning process.

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