Abstract: the role and the effective usage of innovative technologies in teaching English are considered in this article. The Internet links, which are effectively used during the lessons, are also shown here.
Аннотация: в докладе рассматривается роль и эффективное применение инновационных технологий в обучении английскому языку.
Keywords: innovative technologies, multimedia, Internet links, electronic resources, learning environment, motivation.
Ключевыеслова: инновационныетехнологий, мультимедиа, интернетссылки, электронныересурсы, обучающаясреда, мотивация
Today, our country dictates new tasks of social modernization, industrialization and accelerated innovation challenges in the new global economic integration. The main objective of the third decade of the XXI century of independent Kazakhstan is to move forward to joining the top 30 developed countries of the world. In this regard, there is a great responsibility on educated and highly qualified young people of Kazakhstan, such as the development of national competitiveness in the XXI century, providing prosperity and universal recognition of the country all over the world. We should intensively introduce innovative methods, solutions and tools into the home, including the distance education and online education that is affordable for all.
The role of innovation in education is great. The effective use of Innovative technologies, such as computers, the Internet, multimedia resources in the educational process is the only way to show the quality of education. One of the innovative technologies of improving the students’ communicative abilities is using multimedia in the process of teaching and learning in the classroom. Proper use of multimedia in classroom will provide the opportunity for interacting with diverse texts that give students a solid background in the tasks and content of mainstream courses. Furthermore, because educational technology is expected to become an integral part of the curriculum, students must become proficient in accessing and using electronic resources. In terms of providing educational institutions with multimedia products, there are some problems to be solved so far: • the virtual absence of domestic electronic textbooks in official language at educational institutions;
• lack of effectiveness of using the existing electronic textbooks;
• poor quality of teacher training in using electronic textbooks;
• insufficient implementation of new educational technologies in the educational process;
• low efficiency of automated assessment system in teaching.
The using of multimedia in classroom cannot be denied anymore. That will make possible for teachers giving more opportunity to students being happier and more enjoy during the learning course. Through their interactions with multimedia texts, students become increasingly familiar with academic vocabulary and language structures. As they pursue sustained study of one content area through focus discipline research, the students become actively engaged in the process of meaning construction within and across different media. Learners obtain most of the information from electronic devices, which has made such tools, a very essential component of their daily life. Using innovative technologies in a classroom as a tool for language learning has many benefits.
The last years increasingly raised the issue of using modern technologies in the educational process. It is not only new technical means, but also a new forms and methods of teaching, new approach to learning. The main goal that we set for ourselves, using modern technologies in learning a foreign language it‘s to show how technology can be effectively used to improve the quality of teaching foreign language students, the formation and development of their communicative culture, learning the practical mastery of a foreign language.The role of using modern technology in teaching English as a second language. It discusses different approaches and techniques which can assist English language students to improve their learning skills by using technology. Among these techniques are online English language learning web sites, computer assisted language learning programs, presentation software, electronic dictionaries, chatting and email messaging programs, listening and learning video-clips.
The introduction of information and communication technology to education creates new learning paradigms. We are dwelling in a world which technology has reduced to a global village and the breakthrough in technology is underpinning pedagogical submissions. It may become imperative therefore to have a rethinking on how to ameliorate the constraints of second language users through the applications of modern technologies. The interactions between new technology and pedagogical submissions have been found to an extent to be addressing the heterogeneous needs of second language learners and any global discovery which aims at minimizing learners’ constraints is a welcome development in a rapidly changing world of technology.
This paper therefore is an overview presentation of how modern technologies can be of assistance to both teachers and students of a second language setting. The rapid growth in information and communication technology experienced by the technologically advanced nations of the world has helped them to overcome some of the barriers in teaching and learning. Applications of modern day’s technologies in the field of teaching and learning can make it possible for teachers, students and others to join communities of people well beyond their immediate environment to critically review, analyze, contribute, criticize and organize issues logically and contextually having professionalism and the transformations of the entire society in view. Now, new technologies such as the reported computer enhancements with new software and networking make it much easier for educators to conquer space and time, with the motive of ameliorating constraints and academic conflicting issues. We can now bring learning to virtually any place on earth anytime for the purpose of achieving the desirable learning outcomes.
Technology allows distance learning: Perhaps the greatest impact of technology in the field of learning is its ability to help several people learn simultaneously from different locations. Learners are not required to gather at a predetermined time or place in order to learn and receive instructions and information. All one needs is a computer connected to a modem; these tools can literally deliver a ‘classroom’ in the homes and offices of people.Technology allows group Learning: There are naysayers who argue that distance learning of this sort cannot help pupils receive the support of traditional group-based learning. For proving this theory wrong, technology has helped provide distance learners with online communities, live chat rooms and bulletin boards. All these allow pupils to collaborate and communicate even though they are isolated in their own space.Technology allows individual pacing: Multimedia tools, on-line based training have helped eliminate the need for an instructor-based lesson plans. Pupils who grasp concepts faster proceed and move along, without being held back by ones who need more time and help for learning. Such individualpacing is beneficial to all.
Technology helps lower training costs and increases productivity: Another benefit of using technology to reach many pupils in shorter time is lowering training costs. Corporate and academic Institutions can reduce their costs of delivering lessons to pupils on a per-pupil basis. Moreover, technology produces quantifiable results and allows pupils to put into practice this information quickly and with better results. Through the use of technology, pupils can considerably save time and increase their productivity. Both these points justify the higher costs of advanced technological tools.Roadblocks in the use of technology in learning: Naturally, for education technology to have a positive impact on pupils, it should be designed and prepared well.
Tools used for disseminating information must be developed with pupils in mind. There are also factors like lack of computer/technology literacy to be considered. Schools and businesses must bear in mind that education technology is simply a tool and its success depends largely on the amount of planning that goes into it. Using education technology can be a right choice as long as all such factors are considered.
With the development of technology and the boom of digital revolution, foreign language teachers find it necessary to think about effective new ways to create a better foreign language teaching and learning environment that is supported by multimedia technologies. As a result, Computer Assisted Language Learning, has become increasingly popular in the foreign language teaching field. Based on the analysis of the features of Computer Assisted Language Learning, this paper is focused on how multimedia can play an important role in teaching English. The literature review was conducted on definitions and the development of multimedia. Furthermore, the review of the literature was conducted on multimedia as a teaching method from both theoretical and pedagogical aspects.
By analyzing the weakness and the strength of Computer Assisted Language Learning, some practical and effective teaching ways, as proposed by professional educators and qualified teachers, are discussed on how to effectively use multimedia in the classroom.Multimedia is a recent and popular term in the field of computer usage. Generally speaking, multimedia is the combination of text, sound, pictures, animation, and video.
Typical set-ups include sound equipment, and special hardware, which allow the display of sophisticated graphics. With the rapid development of the internet, which has become a powerful medium for it provides a number of services including “e-mail, the World Wide Web, newsgroups, voice and video conferencing, file transfer and exchange and numerous corporate services delivered through specialized programs”.
In the context of teaching, multimedia can be called an integrated media, which consists of various media forms such as text, graphic, animation, audio, etc. to browse, query, select, link and use information to meet pupils’ requirement. Smith and Woody defined multimedia as “the use of both visual aids and verbal descriptions to illustrate concepts”.
Senior teacher of the Department of Foreign Language at AIGI