Hewa Fouad Ali1 & Lisa Jamal Nakshbandi 2 & Fatima Saadi 3 & Sami Hussein Hakeem Barzani 4
1English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
2Independent Researcher, Erbil, Iraq
3English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
4English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Writing is an essential skill in any languages. There are several sub-skills involved in writing, the most important one is spelling. Spelling is regarded as one of the most challenging aspects of writing as it requires learners to acquire a range of detailed knowledge including writing system, orthography, and punctuation. With the wide spread of technology use in almost all aspects of our lives, learning and teaching processes are not exceptional from this storm that ultimately affects the way language learning and teaching are maintained. In this line, the current study intended to examine the effects of using technological tools that are featured with auto-spell checker on the spelling abilities of learners. To do so, a quasi-experimental method was carried out to address the issue under investigation. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS and GraphPad Prism. The findings exhibited the influence of such technological tools on spelling competence of the learners in which those who heavily depend on such technological tools face more challenges pertaining spelling in their writing tasks.
Keywords: Writing Skill, Spelling, Technology, EFL Learners
Published: August 9, 2022
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ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), September 2022, Vol.9, No.3