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Use of Technology Esl-efl Clasroom

Use of Technology Esl-efl Clasroom

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Published by Alcides Espinoza
essay about technology ESL- EFL CLASSROOM
essay about technology ESL- EFL CLASSROOM

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Published by: Alcides Espinoza on May 14, 2010
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 THE USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN ESL/EFLCLASSROOMFirst we have to know what the differences between EFL and ESL?. The main differences between EFL and ESL are the students and thelocation where English is being taught to speakers of other languages.For the English teacher, those may require different lesson plans,different approaches and different topics. An English language learnerstudying ESL may have more immediate English needs. The student maynot need to worry about grammar right away, but may need to learnbasic survival skills as quickly as possible. A student studying EFL maynot be as concerned about learning English as quickly as possiblebecause he or she is probably living in a country where he or she speaksthe primary language of the country and is able to take care of thenecessities of daily life. It is expected of "e-teachers" today to beknowledgeable in computer applications which relate to teaching. Therefore, often have to work together with staff from Information Technology Divisions to lead in the educational field, making e-mailclassrooms work successfully. It is expected of them to elicit learningand stimulate progressive skills development which flow from the basicto more complex notions while retaining clarity of understandingthroughout your life. The use of information communication technologyin ESL and EFL classroom are one of the biggest problems here is thatnewcomers to the Internet and even more experienced hands do notknow how to react in some situations. This is why a high priority shouldbe placed on the clarification of goals as they inform future action aswell as reaction. Working out objectives and assessment techniques tocomplement the overall course objectives require careful planning toensure that the course remains meaningful and stimulating. Learningfacilitators are also expected to establish and maintain professionalcontact with other "teachers" in their specific disciplines to ensure acontinuous flow of information, especially with regard to useful sites tofurther academic activity ad collaboration. Web-based writing instructionhas proved to be an important factor in enhancing the writing quality of low-ability English as a foreign language (EFL) students, theeffectiveness of Web-based instruction in the writing as a supplement totraditional in class writing instruction was significantly more effectivethan teaching which depended on the textbook alone. The experimentalgroup of students received online instruction in which they posted theirown threads, short paragraphs, stories and poems on a discussionboard, also they located information from the Internet, as well as wroteparagraphs and checked their own spelling using Microsoft Word, andanother system all things are fear for an adult integrate as technology,across both the industrialized and the developing worlds, educators havehigh hopes for information and communications technology (ICT). ICThas been seen as a potentially powerful tool for raising educational

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