The Influence of Internet on English

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The Influence of Internet in Learning/teaching English Language
Abdullah Ibrahem Alorini
Imam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic University

Introduction
The Internet offers tons of information and unlimited resources that people can use in order to expose them to authentic language use. Exposure, however, is not enough to trigger language acquisition. People need to be acquainted the use of computers to enhance language acquisition. The aim of this paper is to prove that Internet is a great influence to Enhance English communication skills through their exploration of the Internet that will ultimately help them improve communication skills and enrich their vocabulary. The Internet offers tons of information and unlimited resources that people can use in order to expose them to authentic language use. Exposure, however, is not enough to trigger language acquisition. People need to be acquainted the use of computers to enhance language acquisition. (Mei Lin, Caroline. 2007)

Literature Review
In a Study by Yi Zhou about Attitudes and Motivation toward learning a second language in an internet-based informal context: Perception of University ESL Students done in university of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; the study investigates the motivational factors for learning English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL). One of the purposes of the study is to benefit the educators and the instructors to gain a better understanding of the characteristics inherent to a internet-based concept to help support language learning motivation and thus incorporate these factors into their classroom activities in order to promote student learning performance. A survey was handed to 107 Chinese ESL students. The result of the study concludes that the students demonstrates and above moderate level of ESL motivation. They have shown a strong desire to learn the language and hold favorable attitudes toward…...

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