Integration of ICT as Teaching and Learning Tool for Teachers of English Language in Schools
Literacy in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is basic to life in our modern technological society. In order to make the students literate for life-long learners and global citizens of the 21st century, we must successfully integrate Information Communication Technology into both the English curriculum and English teaching practices. The adoption of technology and innovation to instructing and learning problems has conveyed an incredible help to teaching as a whole. With the help of modern technology, teaching and learning procedures have become simpler, solid, genuine, appropriate to viable circumstances, pertinent to life, and retentive. This study is a descriptive research of the survey type. This study attempts to find out the ICT usage pattern of school English language teachers in Pondicherry. The sample used for this paper consisted of forty English language teachers randomly selected from ten schools in Pondicherry. A simple random sampling technique and self-structured validated questionnaire were used for the study. Findings of the study reveal that the English language schools teachers deem ICT only as an additional tool for teaching the children, whereas the traditional teaching method has been widely used for the teaching purpose.