The Role of Technology in Language Learning

Taher Bahrani


The present study aims at investigating the role of different technologies which can provide authentic language input for language learning in EFL context. As the matter of fact, the study focuses on different technologies as sources of language input in EFL contexts which lack social interaction as an established source of language input in ESL context. In this regard, a study was conducted with the help of twenty language learners in Iran and twenty language learners in Malaysia. During the study, language learners in Iran used different technologies as authentic source of language input for language learning. On the contrary, the language learners were asked to use the social interaction as a source of language input. The results of the post-test indicated a significant improvement in language proficiency of those who used technology.
Key words: Technology; Language input; Social interaction; Language proficiency

Résumé: La présente étude vise à étudier le rôle de différentes technologies qui peuvent apporter une entrée de langue authentique pour l'apprentissage des langues dans le contexte ALE(Anglais langue étrangère). En fait, l'étude se concentre sur de différentes technologies comme des sources d'entrée de langue dans des contextes ALE qui manquent de l'interaction sociale. A cet égard, l'étude a été menée avec l'aide de vingt apprenants en Iran et vingt apprenants en Malaisie. Au cours de l'étude, les apprenants en Iran ont utilisé de différentes technologies comme source authentique de l'entrée de langue pour l'apprentissage des langues. Au contraire, les apprenants en Malaisie ont été invités à utiliser l'interaction sociale comme source d'entrée de langue. Les résultats du post-test ont indiqué une amélioration significative de maîtrise de la langue de ceux qui ont utilisé la technologie.
Mots-clés: Technologie; Langue d'entrée; Interaction sociale; Maîtrise de la langue


Technology; Language input; Social interaction; Language proficiency;Technologie; Langue d'entrée; Interaction sociale; Maîtrise de la langue

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