Technology in learning and teaching language
The innovation of communication technology has had a major impact on teaching language and how it is learnt, causing a major paradigm shift in authorship and how language is disseminated in a community. This paper will critique the important issue on how language is related to technology and these are the status of what is referred to as CALL (Computer assisted learning language), its cultural influence, its effectiveness and theoretic overview. Additional to this, the paper will analyse the findings of electronic literacy, research on how the technology in learning and teaching can have an impact on the essence of teachers, and electronic telecommunication and tele-collaboration.
Computer Assisted Learning Language (CALL)
According to Kern (2006), technology intensively changes and extends the levels and the breadth of exposure that students and any other categories of learners can get in terms of a targeted language. As a result, All approach of second language acquisition theorize on the essence of changes in the input of technological changes in languages and the effect of learner’s acquisition may have on the language (Thomas and Reinders, 2010:47).
The article analyses two approaches of CALL, one that was formulated in 1997 and the other one in 2005.The one in 1997 holds that CALL can be defined as the study and the search for the use of computer applications in the process of learning and the acquisition of
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Many popular theories of second language acquisition have been analyzed throughout history. The socialization of L2 learners, their present emotional state that is present at time of acquisition, as well as the comprehensible input and output with the use of scaffolding play a major role in second language acquisition. Let us also not forget the importance of written expression as well as reading comprehension with these L2 learners. Each play a role in language development. However, I believe that in acquiring a language, one must use a variety of techniques that work together to create a balance within the learning environment. Furthermore, all L2 learners learn differently and so a variety of resources will need to be used based on the ability of each student. There are many theories that have been developed by highly qualified experts in the field on linguistics. However, I will address those areas that I agree with as I present my personal theories on second language acquisition.
Comprehensible input is slightly beyond that of the current level of competence of the language learner. So, if the language learner’s current level of competence in the new language is i, then i+1 is the next immediate step along the development continuum. Therefore, if the goal is to assist the language learner progress in their task, it is essential to provide the student/learner with comprehensible input [i +1] (Cortes, K., 2010).
As a 21st century language educators, teachers should realize the real situation now where the learners have been exposed more to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and most of them are the digital native users. The teaching traditional method such as giving a lecture and asking to do homework afterwards are actually not really practical for the current use. Lesson should be authentic learning which the learners can relate the knowledge to the real life. Realia teaching aids which could be visualized by the learners have to be utilized in the learning process. It is basically on how the way of the 21st century educators educate their learners’ need that meets the expectation of the development in educational technology.
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