Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 16

Accepted Abstracts

Using Modern Technology to Improve English Teaching and Learning

Xiaojun Wang, Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic)

Jiří Dostál, Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic)

Avan Kamal Aziz, Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic)


The advance of modern technology has unprecedentedly changed every aspect of our life, including education. Governments from all over the world have attached much importance to technology implementation in education, investing substantial funds in education to improve information technology infrastructure and systems and support increased access to educational technology. It has become an irresistible trend to integrate modern technology in education. Teachers at different teaching level are demanded to be competent in using modern technology in teaching [1]. However, research has indicated that classroom technology integration is not satisfactory [2-3]. This paper analyzes the theoretical aspects of using modern technology in English education, the shortcomings of the traditional teaching methods, and the advantages of using modern technology in teaching and learning English as a foreign language. The previous research published in journals and conference proceedings included in Web of Scientific and SCOPUS, regarding the benefits of using modern technology for English education, are discussed as references of integrating modern technology in teaching for English teachers. The aim of this paper is to provide English teachers and educators with a better understanding of the scientific aspects and the benefits of using modern technology in English education and encourage English teachers and educators to integrate modern technology in teaching practice. In addition, this paper also addresses the factors affecting the effective integration of modern technology in educational settings, giving educational policy-makers enlightenment of how to effectively integrate modern technology in education.

Keywords: English; technology; teaching; learning.

[1] ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers.
[2] Dostál, J., Wang, X., Nuangchalerm, P. (2017). Experiments in Education Supported by Computer Use: Teachers’ Attitudes towards Computers. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU)-Volum2, pages 248-254
[3] Chaaban, Y., Ellili-Cherif, M. (2016).Technology integration in EFL classrooms: A study of Qatari independent schools. Education and Information Technologies., 22(5), pp. 2433–2454.

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