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Technology in the Language Classroom

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Dalga �zal Yard.Do�.Dr.Nalan Kiziltan YDE 602 28 March 2002 Technology in the Language Classroom Nowadays, due to the developments in technology, the materials used in language classes have also improved. The use of technology in teaching second languages has been increasing dramatically over the past few years and technology covers a wide range of materials from audio-tape players to computers (Brown, 2000: 143). Commercially produced1 or self-made2 audio and video tapes are helpful tools for language classrooms.Today, almost every textbook presents a wide variety of audio and video tapes as supplementary materials, and of course, with the help of radio and sattelite technology, it's not a dream to create your own audio and video tape materials. Recording and appealing radio or television program according to the needs of your students, you can develop your own material. Creating your own worksheet that fits to material you recorded, you can make it more practical (Izquierdo, 1989: 44). Slide projectors and overhead projectors are also important and challenging technology assisted materials for a language classroom.They are useful and helpful materials for a teacher; especially the newly designed ones allow the users free movement. A slide projector brings the activities to the classroom that we can never bring or that are difficult to perform in the classroom.They arouse interest trough the change of ...read more.

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. Table 2 Types of Computer Mediated Communication Type Brief Description Electronic mail Electronic communication (written or voice) between individuals. List Servers Applications which will distribute messages to all subscribers on a list. Includes facilities for subscribing, un-subscribing and moderation of postings. Computer Conferencing Software which manages conferencing on computer networks. Bulletin Boards An electronic space for notices for particular interest groups. Source: The Internet TESL Journal 6 (2000): 16. Computer Technology And Language Skills Development4 One of the first steps in technology-assisted instruction is to decide which technological medium is the most appropriate one for the language skill(s) to be developed during a particular period of time. Some technologies lend themselves better to the acquisition of certain language skills than others. Computer-assisted instructional (CAI) programs are ideal for fostering reading and writing skills in the target language. CAI can be used by groups or individual students within a classroom or media center, or over local or long-distance computer networks. Students waiting for a message to arrive from another classroom or another country are highly motivated to read that message, and in turn, to respond in writing to this real form of communication. With a basic word processing program, students can write short articles and compile and edit a newspaper based on their classroom exchanges. ...read more.

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Wrong conceptionsabout the use of technology limit innovation and threaten teachers' job and security (Lee, 2000). Conclusion Today what we need is radical alternatives that change the nature of language learning and teaching. With technology-assisted instruction, there are changes in both educator and student roles. Students are given more responsibility for their own learning, while the educator serves as a guide and resource expert who circulates among students, working individually or in small groups with a technology-assisted lesson. Educators observe more of the learning process in action and serve as a guide in that process. The new technologies offer many possibilities to the second language learner. The effectiveness of these technologies depends on appropriate use by informed educators. Neither textbooks nor technology can replace the live, unprogrammed feedback and interaction of the language teacher. The CALL lab is a wonderful resource for helping your students to learn more effectively. Initially, you need to spend time learning new technologies and techniques that work well for you. In the coming years, it will become increasingly necessary for teachers to understand these technologies and to be able to use them. However, we must always keep in mind that it is learning and not the use of technology that is the true goal. Some Useful WWW Links http://www.abcteach.com/ http://members.home.net/kayem/teach/t-links.html http://www.collegeem.qc.ca/cemdept/anglais/trouindx.htm http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslplans.html http://www.longman-elt.com/new_eng_par/teachers/game_bank.html http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/staff/visitors/kenji/test.htm http://www.oup.com/elt/ http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/ http://ericae. ...read more.

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