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					              TECHNOLOGY ENABLED LANGUAGE LEARNING


This paper highlights that the technology can be used as an effective teaching tool for the

learners of English as a second language (ESL). This illustrates how teachers can help

English language learners develop their language skills through the use of technology by

following different types of methodologies and approaches. The classroom environment has

changed from many years ago. In the current scenario, the teaching style has geared with a

paradigm shift of white board, flash cards, audio and video conferencing and Power point

presentations. Teachers face the challenges of a large population who do not speak English

and have high transient rates. For this large population, the learner becoming proficient in

a new language is a very difficult transition. This process can be frustrating and sometimes

painful. Students learning a new language need as much language support as possible.

English language learner (ELL) students need a variety of language experiences. They need

to be specialized in all four language skills such as Listening, Speaking, Reading and

Writing. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has been shown in a range of

studies to facilitate learning in a variety of ways. It can be used as an aid in teaching

English Language. On the whole this paper concludes with a aim that the learners not only

acquire the language with accuracy and fluency but also specialized in the skill called

Listening with a blend of technology and language.

				
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