Proceedings of the International Conference of CELSciTech 2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities track (ICCELST-SS 2019)

The Utilization of Mobile Technologies in ELT: Voices from English Course Teachers

Authors
Pahmi, Siti Niah, Novfelaningrum Edjuista
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Available Online December 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccelst-ss-19.2019.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mobile Technologies, ELT, Voices, English Course Teacher
Abstract
The utilization of mobile technologies such as smart phone to support English language teaching (ELT) has attracted many teachers, including those teaching in English Courses. This research aims at exploring practices and voices of English Course teachers in utilizing mobile technologies in their teaching practice. This study employs qualitative approach where three English course teachers are involved as research participants. In collecting data, semi-structured interviews are employed. The research findings show that all three participants are in line if mobile technologies are advantageous in a way such technologies can help students in learning English. From the data analysis, there are two emerging themes voiced by the participants, namely advantages and barriers regarding the utilization of mobile technologies in ELT. They are all in agreement that mobile devices allow students to experience more learning opportunities where they can quickly obtain information, experience many ways of learning, and capable of studying anytime and anywhere. On the other hand, some barriers are also revealed. The teachers are concerned with the issue of device as distraction.
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