Language and Power Language and Technology
Objectives <ul><li>“ To explore some issues of language and power that are inherent in a context where English is taught a...
Technology influences Language   <ul><li>Language forms used in regional varieties may move into other regions </li></ul><...
Technology influences Language   cont. <ul><li>Internet technologies allow great scope to the individual to write or speak...
Technology influences Language   cont. <ul><li>Technology increasingly reaches into more and more aspects of our lives.  <...
Technology-a wonderful source  of  comprehensible input   <ul><li>provides students with:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>different...
Increasing Interaction <ul><li>Students to interact with fellow classmates or real-life audiences outside of their own cla...
Making Learning Authentic <ul><li>Students can go to the Web to listen to sound bytes of authentic conversations on varyin...
Creating Positive Learning Environment   <ul><li>Students are given the chance to prac­tice English skills without worryin...
Internet Learning Google Image:  BenefitsofeLearning.jpg
English - the universal language on the Internet? <ul><li>Generally speaking, English is the universal language on the Int...
Reference   <ul><li>Casanave, C. (2004)  Controversies in second language writing  (pp. 211-223).  Ann Arbor: University o...
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  1. 1. Language and Power Language and Technology
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>“ To explore some issues of language and power that are inherent in a context where English is taught and learned as a second or foreign language.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Study Guide, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at language and power form a classroom perspective through the topic of Technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technology influences Language <ul><li>Language forms used in regional varieties may move into other regions </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is a means to extend man's reach </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can allow us to eavesdrop on conversations legitimately and to read texts from a greater range of writers </li></ul><ul><li>( Language and technology, n.d). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology influences Language cont. <ul><li>Internet technologies allow great scope to the individual to write or speak, read or listen. </li></ul><ul><li>Different technologies influence spelling in different ways - Text messaging, blogging, online chat, forums and E-mails have led to abbreviations of words </li></ul><ul><li>The Web is an endless source of authentic English language communication </li></ul><ul><li>( Language and technology, n.d) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology influences Language cont. <ul><li>Technology increasingly reaches into more and more aspects of our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Nowhere is this influence more obvious than in educational settings </li></ul><ul><li>( Casanave, 2004) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technology-a wonderful source of comprehensible input <ul><li>provides students with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>different learning styles with additional demonstrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>concrete examples of concepts being taught in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia CDs, digital tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Web pro­vide a near endless source of sound, pictures, video, animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mul­timedia that can help situate learning within a mean­ingful context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(English Language Learners and Technology, 2005) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Increasing Interaction <ul><li>Students to interact with fellow classmates or real-life audiences outside of their own classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students can interact with classmates by working on technol­ogy activities together </li></ul>(English Language Learners and Technology, 2005)
  8. 8. Making Learning Authentic <ul><li>Students can go to the Web to listen to sound bytes of authentic conversations on varying topics </li></ul>(English Language Learners and Technology, 2005)
  9. 9. Creating Positive Learning Environment <ul><li>Students are given the chance to prac­tice English skills without worrying about the response of other class­mates or even the teacher. </li></ul>(English Language Learners and Technology, 2005)
  10. 10. Internet Learning Google Image: BenefitsofeLearning.jpg
  11. 11. English - the universal language on the Internet? <ul><li>Generally speaking, English is the universal language on the Internet, but it has no official status, and it will never have </li></ul><ul><li>The position of English can only be altered by major world-scale political and economical changes </li></ul><ul><li>The technology of machine translation may allow people to use their own language in international communication </li></ul>(English - the universal language on the Internet? n.d).
  12. 12. Reference <ul><li>Casanave, C. (2004) Controversies in second language writing (pp. 211-223). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Learners and Technology. ( 2005). Retrieved 5th October 2010 from http://schoolweb.dysart.org/EdTech/uploads/initiatives/ELD/Vol7_1.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>English - the universal language on the Internet? ( n.d). Retrieved 9th October 2010 from http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/lingua-franca.html </li></ul><ul><li>Language and technology. ( n.d). Retrieved 9th October 2010 from </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.teachit.co.uk/armoore/lang/languageandtechnology.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Study Guide. (2010). Study guide for Linguistic Analysis. Massey University, School of Language Studies. </li></ul>

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