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Page: 3505 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY IN ESP COURSES – A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC STUDY

M. Kafshgarsouteh1, D. Tafazoli2, T. Jalili1, G. Jafari1

1Islamic Azad University, Damavand Science & Research Branch (IRAN)
2University of Applied Science & Technology (IRAN)
Computers in educational settings are known to help creating and improving motivation (Tafazoli, 2012). As English is not a main course in some disciplinary, in non-native contexts, students are not motivated enough to attend and learn English. This pre-experimental study aimed to investigate the attitudes of ESP students toward using technology in their classes. To reach the end of this study, 43 ESP students (22 females and 11 males) at University of Applied Science & Technology, Miras Farhangi, were given a researcher-made attitude questionnaire They received different kinds of technology-based instructions such as podcast, web-based tasks, etc. in 18 sessions. The analysis of the findings showed that ESP students have positive attitudes toward using technology in their classes. The result of this study can have pedagogical implication for language teachers, in that they may apply technology as a motivational device in their courses. Moreover, this study suggests that language educators should not overlook the significance of technology for language learning, especially in the context of English for Specific Purposes.
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author = {Kafshgarsouteh, M. and Tafazoli, D. and Jalili, T. and Jafari, G.},
title = {APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY IN ESP COURSES – A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC STUDY},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
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month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
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SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
PY - 2013
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M. Kafshgarsouteh, D. Tafazoli, T. Jalili, G. Jafari (2013) APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY IN ESP COURSES – A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC STUDY, INTED2013 Proceedings, p. 3505.
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