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RESEARCH PAPER TESOL USING COMPUTERS The journals I have read deals with language Language is not information itself but a means of interaction between ourselves and others and for rectifying between ourselves and the world which in part it creates Language is a symbolic system for referring to information and expressing attitudes and judgments about that information to ourselves and others in short a plan for making known of our world and acting within it in accordance with others It was said that language can only be received by learners in some way becoming combined by the users of that language The main question for language is to what extent the use of computers can supply that interactivity for language learners Unfortunately computers are often misjudged as enriching teacher generated class activities and the curriculum with tutorials the students can complete independently The problem is that most of those tutorial type programs do not promote the interaction necessary for language learning Burkhards 1995 viewpoint the problem with the use of computer technology in ESL classrooms is that the computer is used to teach grammar rules or translation or asks the learner to fill in gaps or makes learners stumble around hypertexts without a clear purpose in mind makes them put perhaps trivial questions to expert systems In other words unless teachers andor programmers have a clear view of the purpose in using a certain computer program in a certain way and convey that purpose clearly to students the students may simply be passing their time on non-useful jobs It clearly shows that teachers need to include the use of computer technology in classrooms from carefully considered views on how languages are learnt Such views or beliefs about language learning are acquired through a study of the theories of second language gain and the research supporting such theories In addition to my readings I know that the ways in which such theories are
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