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Young learners' use of ICT facilities and the development of their language skills

Mat Daud, Nuraihan (2012) Young learners' use of ICT facilities and the development of their language skills. In: Technology and foreign language learning and teaching. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 90-97. ISBN 9789674180270

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This paper discusses the ICT facilities that can be used by young learners to develop their language proficiency. A longitudinal study on a child shows that PowerPoint alone provided an interesting tool to develop various aspects of writing. The older children preferred sites which were more interactive. The real audience made these sites a suitable medium for developing their communication skills. The study shows that there is an improvement in their language skills with time. The Internet was found to be a suitable tool for developing their communication skills. The analysis also shows thatthe relationship between having a computer at home and access to the Internet, and students’ performance in the English language at school was statistically significant.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 416/24273
Uncontrolled Keywords: young learners, PowerPoint, language proficiency, communication skills
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 12:22
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 12:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24273

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