MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERSí PERCEPTIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION IN NORTH CYPRUS

 

This study investigated the current state of instructional technology utilization in English Language classes at middle schools in North Cyprus. The study intended to reveal teacherís perceptions of contribution of technology to English classes. The participants of the study were 80 middle school English Language teachers. A questionnaire was prepared and used as the instrument for data collection. The results of the study revealed that although teachers are generally positive about technology use in English Language classes instructional technology implementation is below the desired rates due to some restrictions mainly lack of the technological means and lack of time. Those teachers that use technology frequently assert that the traditional technologies mostly provide good control over English Language teaching and improve vocabulary development and that the modern technologies provide interactive environment and improve English skills, while both types of technology increase the motivation of the students.