Adapting Technology to Meet 21st -Century Language Learning Difficulties

Abstract

The use of technology tools in education is one of the moderneducational methods that have proven themselves in a shortperiod and have become an important reference for the partiesto the educational process. This study aims to study theimportance of adapting technology to meet 21st-centurylanguage learning difficulties. Since the beginning of thetwenty-first century, English has gradually replaced regionaldialects in schools. The English language today occupied aprominent place among the languages of the whole world, andit has become the language of science and technology and thelanguage most learned and used as a second or foreignlanguage (FL). In the other hand, many previous studiesshowed that students face difficulties when learning theEnglish language. Although these English learning difficultiesin the classrooms, several researchers indicated that utilizingtechnologies in language learning processes is a usefulinstrument that could improve students’ performance. Theresults indicated that technologies are considered as a vitalpart in the recent learning process, and it could enhancelearners motivations and develop their spelling, vocabularyand sentence structure skills. This study results also showedthat the main difficulties that could face English teachersespecially when adapting technologies in the teaching processare, technical difficulties, poor management abilities of teachers and Bad technological learning infrastructure. Thestudy recommended preparing a technology assistedenvironment to cover 21st English learning abilities.