TECHNOLOGY HELPS BUT DOES NOT DO A TEACHER'S JOB

Džafo, Amir (2014) TECHNOLOGY HELPS BUT DOES NOT DO A TEACHER'S JOB. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Modern technology plays an important role in the life of a young language learner and therefore it should be regularly used in the process of language teaching. There are many arguments in favour of using technology and there are some arguments that do not support it. This paper aims to present some basic arguments on both, using and not using technology in the classroom. Unfortunately, most of language teachers in Bosnia and Herzegovina do not have anything more than an old CD player that could be considered as teaching technology. In some situations they have very good equipment but they are not very enthusiastic to use it. If we have teachers who are well-equipped and willing to use their equipment, there is usually lack of good software or proper sources to follow the lessons which are to be taught. The main stress of this paper is on the fact that good teaching depends on teachers, not on technology they use. To support this statement the paper gives examples which are to prove that most of the teaching activities can be successfully performed either using modern technology or basic materials such as textbooks, paper, board and chalk combined with teacher’s creativity. The activities cover multiple language skills so we can see what we can do with or without technology when we teach (or revise) vocabulary, when practising reading, pronunciation, speaking or writing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 21:01
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2016 21:01
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3360

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