The Use of Interactive Whiteboards for English Foreign Language Education

Xiaojun Wang, Jiří Dostál, Hana Bučková

Abstract

This paper highlights the usefulness of interactive whiteboards in improving teaching and learning English as a foreign language. For language learning, it is important to develop learners’ communicative competence as language is a vehicle for communication. It is not uncommon that learners who master grammar principles nevertheless fail to speak confidently in real situations. Interaction, which involves input and output, is critical in developing communicative competence in a language. The interactive whiteboard, as implied by the name, can increase interaction between teachers and learners and among learners, as opposed to a plain whiteboard, since the main function of interactive whiteboards is its interactivity. Thus it can be an effective tool for English education. This paper explains from both the theoretical and the practical viewpoint the advantages and techniques involved in the use of interactive whiteboards in teaching English as a foreign language in order to encourage educators and English foreign language teachers to implement interactive whiteboards in teaching so as to improve the outcomes of English education, and it also points out common pitfalls the teachers should avoid.

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in Harvard Style

Wang X., Dostál J. and Bučková H. (2019). The Use of Interactive Whiteboards for English Foreign Language Education.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 169-174. DOI: 10.5220/0007720601690174


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Xiaojun Wang and Jiří Dostál and Hana Bučková},
title={The Use of Interactive Whiteboards for English Foreign Language Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={169-174},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007720601690174},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - The Use of Interactive Whiteboards for English Foreign Language Education
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Wang X.
AU - Dostál J.
AU - Bučková H.
PY - 2019
SP - 169
EP - 174
DO - 10.5220/0007720601690174