M.A. Student Essay

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English Language and Literature Studies; Vol. 3, No. 1; 2013 ISSN 1925-4768 E-ISSN 1925-4776 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education The Impact of Using Technology in Teaching English as a Second Language Bassma Basheer Nomass1 1 Department of English Language, College of Education for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq Correspondence: Bassma Basheer Nomass, M.A. Student, Department of English Language, College of Education for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq. E-mail: bassmabasheer@yahoo.com Received: December 31, 2012 doi:10.5539/ells.v3n1p111 Abstract This paper aims to highlight the role of using modern technology in teaching English as a second language. It discusses different approaches and techniques which can assist English language students to improve their learning skills by using technology. Among these techniques are online English language learning web sites, computer assisted language learning programs, presentation software, electronic dictionaries, chatting and email messaging programs, listening CD-players, and learning video-clips. A case study has been done to appreciate the response of typical English language classroom students for using technology in the learning process. Upon this practical study, the paper diagnoses the drawbacks and limitations of the current conventional English language learning tools, and concludes with certain suggestions and recommendations. Keywords: English Language Learning (ELL), educational technology, computer aided education, modern language teaching tools 1. Introduction It is well known that our new life is highly affected by the era of information technology, and technology plays an important role in today’s human society development. Based on this fact, it is indispensable to take advantage of the modern technological facilities in aiding the task of English

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