Implementing Multi-Media as a Pedagogical Tool in an EFL classroom: Benefits and Barriers


  • N Hashmi Language Instructor, Dept. of English Language Skills, PYP, Najran University, K.S.A.



EFL Classrooms, Foreign Language Teaching & Learning, Internet, Implementation of Computer Technologies, Multimedia etc.


The implementation of computer technologies especially the use of multimedia and internet in Saudi Arabian education system has attracted Arab students a lot. They have shown great interest in using computers technology for foreign language learning because computer technologies have transformed their contemporary society, changing the way they live, work and learn. As a response to such societal transformation, computer technologies have been brought into classrooms where they are considered to be effective in enhancing students learning and addressing certain education problems (McGrail, 2005). The institutions of higher learning in Saudi Arabia have encouraged students and faculty members utilize multi-media and other related technologies for desired learning outcomes. Thus, the role of computers and Internet in language instruction has now become an important tool in an EFL classroom Saudi Arabia.


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