ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORSí PERCEPTIONS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY-BASED LANGUAGE LEARNING AT NORTHERN BORDER UNIVERSITY IN SAUDI ARABIA

 

ABSTRACT

This study used qualitative research methods to explore English language teachersí perceptions about the use of technology for language learning at Northern Border University (NBU) in Saudi Arabia. Data collection relied on interviews. Stream of behaviour chronicles was also used as a strategy of non interactive data collection.14 non native English language instructors from Northern Border University participated in this study. Instructors identified three areas (a) availability of technology, (b) training to use technology, and (c) to overcome technical obstacles to use technology in classrooms.  They were also determined to use technology for language teaching in the future. Implications of these findings for learners and educators are discussed.