The Educational Software as a Motivational Tool in English Language Teaching

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INTRODUCTION

The educational software as a motivational tool in English Language Teaching.
Time has gone by and the teaching of foreign languages has developed, specially in English Language Teaching. Among the most significant advances one may find: the determination of the professors of trusting on their own resources, the right to choose their cross point between the theory and the practice and to look for pedagogical solutions to the problems. One issue that is still subject of discussion is that of motivation.

English has become an indispensable instrument of communication in the entire world, taking place a proliferation of methods and teaching texts; from the one designed in 1580 called The English Schoolmaster to teach to the French community in London, until the Spectrum (Costinett, 1994) defined and used 400 years later as a communicative English course and many others. The theory and the practice of its teaching, as well as the methods and means used have advanced significantly. This improvement has arrived to the use of the cutting-edge technology. This refers to the use of technical means in the teaching, conceived nowadays as one of the tendencies of the moment. This is developing at a very high speed and at the same time, science and technology.

Educational Technology that is one of the names that has been given to this tendency (Januszewski, 2008), has acquired a remarkable diffusion in our days, for the emphasis in its immediate advantages and…