IJLLL 2016 Vol.2(3): 152-155 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2016.2.3.86

Identifying the Role of Technology to Enhance Language Teaching

Reena Mittal
Abstract—These days Language teaching is enhanced by effective uses of educational technology based on research findings in language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning. Best practices take into account effective language pedagogy, and appropriate roles of technology. Best practices in using technology to support language teaching and learning see technology as a tool that can enhance teaching and learning by augmenting input, providing additional opportunities for language practice, and serving as a platform for interaction and tasks-based learning activities. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential of technology for improving language education. A review of the effectiveness of past and current practices in the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in language education and the availability as well as capacities of current ICTs we used. The studies say that existing literature on the effectiveness of technology uses in language education is very limited in four aspects: a) effects of technology uses in language learning is very small, b) the institutions where the studies were conducted were limited c) the languages studied were limited to common foreign languages and English as a foreign or second language, and d) vocabulary or grammar is not taught with the help of ICT. However the limited number of available studies shows a pattern of positive effects. They found technology-supported language learning is at least as effective as human teachers.

Index Terms—Language, pedagogy, grammar, Internet, virtual.

Reena Mittal is with the Department of English, DAK Degree College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, 244001 India (e-mail: mittal.reena23@gmail.com).

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Cite:Reena Mittal, "Identifying the Role of Technology to Enhance Language Teaching," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 152-155, 2016.

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