International Journal of English Language Teaching (IJELT)

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Grammatical consequences of the Digital on the Learning of English at Senegalese High School: The Case of WhatsApp (Published)

The present work refers to the analysis of grammatical consequences of digital technology on the learning of English language in the Senegalese high schools. In other words, this article deals with the grammatical consequences of WhatsApp in the learning of English in a context dominated by the implementation, by the State of Senegal, of the “Digital Senegal” strategy and the concretization of certain programs in the building of an “inclusive digital society”, in order to promote a learning society. WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows users to exchange text, image, video, and audio messages for free through phones. Thus, the work aims to analyze the grammatical consequences of this cross-platform application in the study of English as a foreign language. However, to collect data in order to have a corpus to treat and analyze, we have done some research, organized interviews with teachers and pupils at high school. We have also exchanged messages through WhatsApp with other pupils. This approach has helped us to point out that this method of communication has affected the learning of English at high school.

Keywords: Consequences, Digital, English, Language, Learning

Enhancing Language Learning Through Technology (Published)

This paper examines current research and developments in the field of language learning and teaching, focusing on role of educational technology and digital communications in acquisition of new or second languages. The purpose of the study is to consider the impact of evolving technologies, including devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets, as well as more traditional media such as film, photography and written or printed materials. A review of  current literature and studies in language learning is presented, describing works on the ethics, values and culture of the internet.  The general research question is, How can new technology be used to enhance language learning by second language and foreign language learners? The study employs an interpretivist, qualitative research method, and concludes that digital technologies constitute a new literacy and essential component of language learning and communication. Further research into the various tools and techniques of digital instruction is recommended.

Keywords: Digital, Internet, Language Learning, Teaching, Technology

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