Language learning and technology: A conceptual analysis of the role assigned to technology

Marina R. Zheltukhina 1 * , Natalia N. Kislitsyna 2, Evgeny G. Panov 3, Anastasia Atabekova 4, Tatyana Shoustikova 5, Nina I. Kryukova 6
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1 Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Institute of Foreign Languages, Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University, Volgograd, RUSSIA
2 Doctor of Philology, Head of the Foreign Languages Department № 1, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Simferopol, RUSSIA
3 PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, RUSSIA
4 Doctor of Comparative Linguistics, Professor of Foreign Languages Department, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN university), Moscow, RUSSIA
5 Doctor of Education, Professor of Foreign Languages Department, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN university), Moscow, RUSSIA
6 Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of State and Legal Disciplines, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, RUSSIA
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 13, Issue 1, Article No: e202303. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/12785
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ABSTRACT

As technology advances, the teaching-learning process becomes more robust. In addition to technological possibilities and opportunities, the functions that academics give to technology have an impact on its effective application in the field of education. In this study, it is intended to investigate technologically based studies in the field of English language instruction. The study evaluated research articles published in the journals "Language Learning & Technology" "The Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning" and "Computer Assisted Language Learning" in 2020 and 2021 and indexed by the Web of social science. The articles were thematically analyzed. Examined were the study's objective, methods and approaches, technological instruments, and data collection tools. The primary factor is how technology is utilized in the study. Particularly in language education, the role of technology in teaching English as a second language has been investigated. Technology helps EFL students learn. This study will try to conceptualize technology's role. Technology is supposed to develop writing and language abilities first. Quantitative research predominated, followed by mixed-methods. Most research sampled college students. The study mostly used learner-centered and task-based instruction. Language-learning websites are chosen. Second-tier mobile apps. Technological tools are employed directly as teaching tools individually or in groups, but their use as a communication tool between students and teachers and as a tool for student cooperation is highlighted.

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Zheltukhina, M. R., Kislitsyna, N. N., Panov, E. G., Atabekova, A., Shoustikova, T., & Kryukova, N. I. (2023). Language learning and technology: A conceptual analysis of the role assigned to technology. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 13(1), e202303. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/12785

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