Issues of computer-mediated communication for English language teaching
Jarvis, H 2006, 'Issues of computer-mediated communication for English language teaching' , British Journal of Educational Technology, 37 (4) , pp. 643-645.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
The growth of the English language, fuelled partially at least by the Internet, has been phenomenal. Graddol's study (2000) suggests that in the year 2000, there were about a billion English learners—but a decade later, the numbers will have doubled. The forecast points to a surge in English learning, which could peak in 2010. The same study indicates that over 80% of information stored on the Internet is in English. For the first time in history, there are more non-native than native users of the language, and diversity of context in learners' age, nationality, learning background, etc has become a defining characteristic of English Language Teaching (ELT) today. What are the implications of this?
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