The Future Of The English Language And The Use Of High Tech Tools

By Amy Nutt

Learning the English language has traditionally consisted of using textbooks and classroom instruction. The remarkable increase in advanced technological development has resulted in innovative and easier methods of learning English. The future of the English language and the use of high tech tools are opening more doors for people from all over the world to successfully learn the language.

High tech developments such as the internet has allowed for more methods of learning the English language. There are many resources on the web that one can utilize to help them learn English. There are many free online games available to help people learn the language. Many guides that are available with the online games are in English so people have to work their way through in English to complete the games. There are now virtual games available that requires learning English as the person plays the game. There are online virtual world games that people can join and interact in English with computer-generated characters that correct their choice of words and enunciation. They are a fun way to learn. Language robots contain language recognition and pronunciation evaluation technologies. This type of high tech online gaming allows players to immerse themselves in a virtual English world. There are also multiplayer online role-playing games for learning English.

The growth and expansion of the internet has resulted in innovative methods of learning English. Youtube is full of video lessons on learning to speak English. There are online English learning sites that provide such learning materials as entertaining English learning games that focus on conversing in English, pronunciation, and vocabulary. You can participate in English learning activities online or download the programs. There are also online native English speaking teachers, chat rooms, discussion boards where one can converse in English with people from all over the world.

Because of the internet, people now have access to English channels such as internet radio and television. They can learn how to converse in English in the comfort of their own home. They will understand slang terms, phrases, and words which will help them use English in the appropriate context. There are also online English music, electronic books, magazines, journals, and newspapers available to English learners.

High tech developments have now resulted in many different types of English electronic devices that will help people learn the language. Types of learning tools include: Audio Programs, English learning software that can be downloaded on computers, electronic translators or electronic english dictionaries which can be used with a Pocket PC, Palm OS, and PDAs. There are also talking electronic dictionaries. Many of these technological learning tools include voice recognition technologies, text-to-speech, and translation software. There are also electronic dictionaries that contain a grammar guide, a list of common expressions and phrases, exercises, tests, and language games.

High tech advancements have made learning English fun and easy. Because of these technological improvements, the future of learning the English language is heading towards convenience, comfort, and fun and fast high tech learning. The trend is resulting in more people from around the world learning English. - 30683

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