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The role of technology in EFL classroom

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The students need interactive tools to learn the language properly so that they can apply the principles and rules correctly. Numerous studies have shown that inclusion of technological tools in learning foreign language can significantly improve the learning of foreign language in general and grammar in particular (Cheng, 2003).
In order to find out how technology improves the learning of foreign language, Chatel (2002) carried out direct meetings with eight teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). His research findings show that proper selection of website and software helps students in selecting in their quest of ESL. The use of technological tools is quite efficient in transferring the real essence of language to the students of all ages. It is important to understand the methodology as a teacher for positively imparting the instructions and grammar tools to the students of EFL. These tools must be grabbed with both hands. Nowadays, there is little problem of tools for learning. The computer has revolutionized the world greatly with all kinds of automation in every niche of life. These tools should be utilized positively as much as possible in every aspect.
Similar kind of research was conducted by Lasagabaster and Sierra (2003) who conducted interviews with 59 undergraduate students. The research results showed that the students were quite aided by the uses of Computer Aided Instructions (CAI). They seem to learn the foreign language usage and grammar quite easily once they have interactive tools available to them. The students must have computers with them to enhance their learning ESL. They can download various presentations and other type of interactive tools that enhance their learning capabilities. They will get groomed to the language decorum. Once they start feeling about the language as their own, it will be easy for them to make progress.
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