EFL teachers' perceptions and perspectives on internet-assisted language teaching

Shin, Hee-Jae and Son, Jeong-Bae (2007) EFL teachers' perceptions and perspectives on internet-assisted language teaching. Computer-Assisted Language Learning Electronic Journal (CALL-EJ), 8 (2). ISSN 1442-438X


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[Abstract]: Although the rapid increase of Internet availability has generated great interest in Internet-assisted language teaching (IALT) among English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers, little is known at present about EFL teachers’use of the Internet. This article addresses this issue and reports the results of a study that examined Korean secondary school EFL teachers’ perceptions and perspectives on the use of the Internet for teaching purposes. A total of 101 teachers participated in a survey and responded to the questions of how they think about IALT, how they use the Internet, and what types of resources they use on the Internet. The findings of the study suggest that there are three key factors affecting the use of the Internet in the classroom: teachers’personal interest in Internet use; teachers’ abilities to integrate Internet resources into classroom activities; and computer facilities and technical support in schools. In-service teacher training courses for IALT are strongly recommended to further develop and implement IALT.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version of paper uploaded with publisher's permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: English as a foreign language, computer-assisted language learning, Internet-assisted language teaching, language teacher training
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1924

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