The Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Teaching English Writing Skills

Nguyen Minh Hieu
2020 Zenodo  
Although there are many studies showing positive effects of using Information and Communication Technology (IT) in the process of teaching and learning in general, the use of IT in teaching writing skills English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are still not highly recommended. This study tries to find findings on using IT in teaching English writing skills at high schools in Vietnam. This article only reports one part of the findings from a major project carried out at secondary schools in
more » ... condary schools in Vietnam in five areas of Sai Gon. This study only focused on data collected from four English teachers at a secondary school person interviewed by researchers. This study revealed that the use of IT in teaching very low English writing. The advantages of using IT have been reported to attract students' attention and facilitate student learning process, help improve student vocabulary and promote meaningful learning. Disadvantages found include difficult classroom control, distraction and student tendency to use short forms in their text. It is also revealed that teachers are often weak in managing problems and planning activities concerning the use of IT in teaching English writing. The results of this study are expected to provide insights Ministry of Education in Vietnam to improve low IT use in teaching English writing skills. Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), English as a Second Language (ESL), Writing, Teaching, Learning
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3947239 fatcat:za7uusfj5nhs5asshy2swco6ra