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.

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Abstract

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?

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PB Modern languages. Celtic languages > PB0001 Modern languages
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Educational Technology
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00071013
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 12:06
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 09:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1185

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