Language learning via ICT

Uses, challenges and issues

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The rapid growth and improvement in Information Communication Technology (ICT) has lead to the diffusion of technology in education. It is believed that ICT would bring many advantages to the students if it is use under the right circumstances. Although ICT offer more advantages and flexibility, this type of learning environment may not be conducive for all learners. This paper describes the use of ICT for learning English, the challenges faced by the students in using ICT for learning English and their attitude towards the use of ICT in learning English among the urban school students in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Data was collected via questionnaire survey of second language students. The results show that students are aware of the benefits of using ICT in learning language. However, students did not spend much of their time for the purpose of learning. Students spend only 1- 2 hours per weeks using ICT for learning activities. Most of the students use ICT for surfing internet to get information and for searching for words meaning and pronunciation. Students perceived themselves having high positive attitude towards the use of ICT in learning English. However, there are two main problems faced by the students which are lack of English proficiency and lack of training on ICT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1467
Number of pages15
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications
Volume6
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • ICT in learning
  • ICT pedagogy
  • Language learning
  • Learning method
  • Technology in education

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  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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Language learning via ICT : Uses, challenges and issues. / Md Yunus, Melor; Lubis, Maimun Aqsha; Chua, Pei Lin.

In: WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, Vol. 6, No. 9, 2009, p. 1453-1467.

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