Authors: Naci Yildiz1& Mustafa Azmi Bingol2& Behcet Celik3& Cemil Akdeniz4
1Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
2Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
3Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
4Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Everything is changing inevitably in our social milieu, as well as technology, educational teaching and learning methods. There is a change in the nature of everything that we are part of. Changing is the law of nature which influences our routine life. Educational institutions have to accommodate themselves to the changing environment. Technology and technological tools play a key role in the developing world in various aspects. Computers and language teaching have united as inseparable phenomenon for a couple of decades and technology has become main part of teaching and learning tool in the language classroom. In foreign language teaching and learning process, we can benefit from such technological tools as TV, Radio, Computers, The internet, CD player, Audio Cassettes, Electronic Dictionary, Mobile devices, Power point videos, Skype, different social networks and DVDs. Internet access and software programs have eased in many aspects of our lives, as well as our educational life. Owing to technological tools, Learners learn and pick up things quicker and easier than ever due to the use of technological devices. Computer-based education is one of them, which has brought new facilities in our life. Computerbased teaching provides influential, motivating and different way of supporting knowledge to learners. Today most of the educational foundations started teaching language teaching lessons through the operation of computational devices. Using technology in the classes brings brilliant success and outcomes. This paper attempts to present the significance of Technology in foreign language teaching. It also aims to make English language educators aware of the approaches to practice it in an active way.
Keywords: Technology, Language Learning, Mobile Learning, Technological Tools
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