Fostering Communicative Competence through Technology

Muhammad Aslam Sipra

Abstract


The article explores the use of technology in EFL classes to promote communicative competence. It elucidates communicative competence and explicates obstructions in communicative tasks. Moreover, it interprets the use of technology in fostering and supporting the development of communicative competence and explains how it is pragmatic in maintaining learners’ level of motivation and interest in learning a foreign language. The present article identifies the significance and use of mobile phone, camera, computer and internet, tape recorder, projector, and language labs in EFL classes. Besides, it discusses the use of technology as an educational tool in language teaching and learning.


Keywords


Educational technology, fostering, communicative competence, language teaching, learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.2n.3p.124

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