A Review of Digital Skills of Malaysian English Language Teachers

Mohd Zulhilmi Che Had, Radzuwan Ab Rashid

Abstract


This paper reviews the use of digital skills among teachers to teach English language lesson at schools in Malaysia. It starts by tracking the scenario of digital natives in Malaysia who are studying at school. Next, it reviews the government policies related to the integration of ICT in education especially in English language education as the government has invested a large amount of money to roll out the plan. This is followed by the discussion on teachers’ digital skills in conducting English language classes. It reveals that the barriers of ICT integration are the lack of system support and teachers’ reluctance to adopt the integration in English language lesson. This paper also reviews the courses of continuous professional development among language teachers as to deliver e-learning effectively. This paper concludes the ICT integration in English language lessons is vital and the teachers have to equip themselves with adequate digitals skills to meet digital natives’ expectations in learning English.

Keywords


Digital skills; English language teaching; Malaysia; continuous professional development; virtual learning environment

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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