To Teach or Not to Teach Language with Technology: A Study of Language Teachers' Perspectives of Teaching Language with Technology in Singapore and the UK

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Computers increasingly play an important role in education, particularly language learning. But Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) is constantly undergoing change because of technological advances that create opportunities to revisit old ideas, to conduct new research and to challenge established beliefs about the ways in which teaching and learning can be carried out both with and without a human teacher. This article looks at the researcher’s, herself a second language teacher, perspectives and motivation in teaching with ICT and the barriers she faces while using ICT in her language classrooms. The research underlines the huge benefits of teaching with technology as described by a sample of language teachers and the shortcomings language teachers experience with teaching with technology.


Keywords: Language Teaching and Technology, Computer Assisted Language Teaching, CALT, CALL, Second Language Learning, Language, Technology
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Ida Suandi

University of Warwick, Doctoral Research, Ministry of Education
Coventry, UK

Ida Susila Suandi is a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick, UK, and is researching on the use of ICT in language teaching in Singapore and the UK. She qualified as a Senior Teacher in an autonomous secondary school in SIngapore before embarking on her doctoral research in areas of language teaching and technology. She is very keen in sharing her ideas on ICT practices by teachers.

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