APPLICATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
Keywords:digital technologies, English language, teaching, Moodle, video clips, movies
The digital era is a creator of learning modern English language from the youngest population to the three cycles of the higher education system. Internet connections and technological innovations transformed into modern tools such as computers, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches upgraded with modern platforms such as Moodle, Blackboard, etc., are not only a necessity but also an obligation of every individual and institution for advanced and modern learning of English Language. The introduction of professional platforms in the teaching of English at particular universities is a need to keep up the step with the progressive European countries. At the universities in the Republic Northern Macedonia there is a trend for the use of modern technology in learning English, including several system platforms such as Moodle, Google Classroom etc. Results of our study have shown that most of the teachers or 50% (10 teachers) reported that they did not use open-source platforms at their faculties while a larger group of teachers or 40% (8 teachers) reported using the Open Access Moodle platform, while 10% (2 teachers) said they used the Google Classroom for the requirements of English language teaching. The application of filmed stories and video clips is a very common technology used in learning English at universities from teachers and students. Our study resulted that the respondents were divided into two groups, those that regularly use movies, video clips and other types of film materials in English language teaching 55% (11 teachers), while in the second group were classified teachers that occasionally use such resources with 45% (9 teachers)
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