TEFL in the Digital Age: The Use of Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Sanja Krimer Gaborović, Josip Ivanović

Abstract


In the modern world, which has undergone an extensive technological revolution,
the plurality of digital devices and electronic contents available, as well as a massive
digitisation of information, knowledge and everyday communication have caused
the convergence of communication and computing technologies. On this view, the
paper aims at exploring how and why the digital resources can play a crucial role
in assuming the new perspectives of Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).
Since the denial of the advent of new ways for knowledge transmission is a failing
classroom strategy in the long run, Information and Communications Technologies
(ICT) should be embedded purposefully into the modern foreign languages classroom,
with Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) being the new imperative of the
good TEFL practice. By providing rich learning environment, CALL can increase the
digital native students’ interest and motivation. In this regard, the paper elaborates
on the types of CALL applications in the EFL classrooms.
Key words: digital age; TEFL perspectives; Computer Assisted Language Learning
(CALL)


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DOI: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15516/cje.v22i3.3350

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