The Advent of ICT: The Future of Teaching English as a Second Language
Keywords:ICT, ESL, Social Media, Technology Integration
In recent times, the world has witnessed an unprecedented growth of technology and its penetration into every aspect of human life. As a result of rapid technological growth, scientific advancement and the development of communication networks, the world is shrinking into a global village. The advent of ICT has given education a new role and shape as a result of which the role of the ELT teacher has also undergone some degree of transformation. The current paper examines whether the teachers of English language are preparing themselves for the new role as facilitators which demands incorporating technology in teaching and if not, how they perceive the use of technology in teaching in the emerging educational scenario. Hence, in order to find out the extent of the use of web resources in the teaching-learning process of English language in the selected colleges of Udupi District of Karnataka State, this study was undertaken. The data was collected through a questionnaire. The researcher visited each of the concerned colleges to study the present status of the use of the use of technology and how it affects the teaching-learning process.
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