The Effectiveness of Using Technology in English Language Classrooms in Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh

  • Ruxana Hossain Parvin Save the Children
  • Shaikh Flint Salam Save the Children
Keywords: ICT in education, interactive classroom, communicative language teaching, audio-visual classroom material

Abstract

Across the globe, governments of different countries have recognized the importance and value of digital technologies in language learning. This article is based on the pilot project of Save the Children using information and communication technology (ICT) in education. Through this initiative, interactive multimedia software based on national curriculum of English Class 4 were developed and tested in selected government primary schools. The pre-intervention survey indicated that the teachers do not have the language competence to confidently facilitate English classes using the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach. The results of the project showed that the use of audio-visual content has strong potential for enhancing and promoting interactive language classes. However, the success of the program depends on how the technology is designed and implemented and how the teachers are trained to use it.
The full text of the article can be found at 10.18275/fire201502011049
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Parvin, R. H., & Salam, S. F. (2018). The Effectiveness of Using Technology in English Language Classrooms in Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.18275/fire201502011049