Power, Tom and Shrestha, Prithvi
Is there a role for mobile technologies in open and distance language learning? An exploration in the context of Bangladesh.
In: 8th International Language and Development Conference, 23-25 June 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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In this paper, we briefly examine the changing landscape of language teaching methodolgies, in particular, English language teaching (ELT). We, then, explore ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) have influenced language learning. We particularly consider how mobile technologies may enhance ELT practices in Bangladesh. To this end, we describe the English in Action (EiA) project in Bangladesh which is a major (inter)national ELT initiative employing mobile technologies.
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