Paramita Kusumawardhani


This paper was done to analyze the impact of using technology in teaching English as a second language. Assisting English language learners to improve their learning skills by using technology and using different approaches and techniques is discussed in this paper. Both conventional and modern technology, such as the use of TV, radio, computer, internet, website, presentation software, electronic dictionary, chatting, email, messaging programs and CD player are kinds of the techniques of learning English. Library research method was used in doing this research. The data was taken by observing some learners in using technology in their daily English learning and by reading some references books and English journals which were related to the discussion then collecting the sources from them. The result s of the research are divided into two kinds, they are: the advantages and the disadvantages of the use of technology in teaching English as a second language.

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