Communication Skills and Reflection Practice in Smart English Teaching and Learning Environment: A Case Study

Nguyen Thi Hong Thu

Abstract


The development of information technology (IT) has made a lot of positive changes in language teaching approaches and made significant innovations in educational quality. In learning a language generally and specific skills in particular, it is essential for learners to reflect on what they experienced. Through reflection, teachers and students are able not only to look back to the past happenings, but also to make some necessary changes. Thanks to the support from technology devices, reflective practice (RP) in teaching and learning has become more convenient, especially in smart education environment. This paper is aimed at investigating the evaluation and perception of students on the effects and challenges of using information technology to enhance communication skills and Reflection Practice in teaching and learning English speaking skills and recommending some technology-assisted teaching strategies. In order to examine this, a set of questionnaires, interviews and reflection journals were administered to 80 English major students at Hanoi Law University and six teachers who have taught English speaking skill. The findings showed that using technology-driven teaching approach in RP helped learners achieve more benefits for learning English speaking.

Keywords


Key words: Reflective practice, smart education environment, communication skills, Hanoi Law University

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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