Purposes and Challenges of Integrating ICT in English Language Teaching in Nepalese Context

  • Prakash Bhattarai Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: ICT, English language teaching, language development, motivation, learner autonomy, challenges

Abstract

This phenomenological study explores how English language teachers become information and communication technology (ICT) literate and why they make use of ICT in English language class and find out challenges in integrating ICT in English language teaching (ELT). For this purpose, two secondary-level English teachers were selected purposively, and in-depth interviews were conducted to collect data. The collected data were analyzed using the thematic analysis technique. The findings drawn from the lived experience of the teachers reveal that teachers become ICT literate and updated by taking formal classes, training, and teaching their students; they make use of ICT in ELT for students' language development, motivation, and autonomy. The challenge of keeping the students on the right track is the major challenge English language teachers encounter while integrating ICT in ELT. Though there are challenges, every English language teacher should try to teach the English language integrating ICT.

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Author Biography

Prakash Bhattarai, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prakash Bhattarai is currently pursuing his M.Phil. at Graduate School of Education, Tribhuvan University. He has more than ten years of experiences in teaching English language starting from primary level to university level. He has authored and co-authored dozen plus books for different levels and published a several academic articles in national and international journals. His professional interest includes: ELT, Language planning and policy and English and multilingualism.

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Published
2021-11-28
How to Cite
Bhattarai, P. (2021). Purposes and Challenges of Integrating ICT in English Language Teaching in Nepalese Context. Utamax : Journal of Ultimate Research and Trends in Education, 3(3), 198-206. https://doi.org/10.31849/utamax.v3i3.7780
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