The Effectiveness of Using Ict in Teaching English

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The Effectiveness of Using ICT in Teaching English

ABSTRACT

This research is aim to establish the effectiveness of using ICT in improving English knowledge among the Year Six students. Particularly, this research will investigate to what extent the effectiveness of using ICT in language teaching and learning features, for instance the content of the lesson contributes to the process as well as interest and motivation among the students. This research will be carried out to an experimental group in which language will be used in their lesson. All the data required for this research will be gathered via the instruments used which are observations, sets of questionnaire and guided journal writing and will finally be analyzed based on the
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At the same time, the government is really concerned about improving the ability of the young generation to use English effectively. To realise the government’s aspirations, teacher motivation and attitude as well as the various problems that the English language teachers face in using the computer must be looked into seriously.

1.3 Objectives of the Study a) To identify whether student’s performance in English learning will improve via ICT using. b) To see the differences of student’s changes in their attitudes and perceptions toward their learning. c) To determine the effectiveness using ICT to arouse student’s interest and motivation.

1.4 Research questions a) Can teaching English with ICT change the students’ performance? b) Can the method decrease the fear and boredom of students toward English lesson? c) What is the student motivation level before and after experiencing ICT in their English language classroom?

1.5 Definition of terms
The definition of an important term used in this study is given below: a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ICT is the technology required for information processing, in particular, the use of electronic computers, communication devices and software applications to convert, store, protect, pricess, transmit and retrieve information from anywhere, anytime. ICT began to be used on a large scale throughout in Malaysia School system as a teaching aid in
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