The Role of Internet Technology in EFL Syllabus Design
Keywords:Technology, internet, syllabus, authenticity, e learning
The increasing use of technology, in addition to internet based learning and teaching has created a significant change in traditional language classrooms and inevitably in language syllabus. When making practical decisions about syllabus design, the possible factors that affect the teachability of a particular syllabus such as technologisation should be taken into consideration. It has been pointed out that material, learner, and teacher are decisive factors in a language syllabus design and implementation. In this paper the role of internet technology in modifying and affecting EFL syllabus design in the light of these factors will be investigated. It is argued that internet technology can provide diversified authentic EFL material which in turn motivates learners and enables teachers to create a non-traditional teaching atmosphere.
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