“Journal of Education Culture and Society” 2014 issue 1


Integrating information and communication technologies in the process of foreign language teaching and learning


Natalia Serostanova

Chair of Foreign Languages, Voronezh Institute of the Ministry of Interior of Russia

Prospect Patriotov 53, 394065, Voronezh, Russia

Email address: serostanova-nata@mail.ru



The paper is an attempt to cover some of the issues of using information and commu-nication technologies (ICT) in foreign languages teaching and learning (FLT/FLL) on the basis of intercultural approach. The facilities of Internet along with computer programs, audio and video devices, interactive whiteboards and telecommunications are considered. Special attention is given to the peculiarities of telecommunication projects; the example of telecommunication project realization is represented. The advantages and disadvantages of distance language learning are considered. Besides, some difÞ culties that students and teachers come across during ICT-supported language education are also discussed.


Key words: information and communication technologies (ICT), foreign language teaching and learning (FLT/FLL), computer programs, interactive whiteboards, Internet- -based (telecommunication) projects, distance learning


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20141-187-197

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