The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Implementation in English Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching


  • Nursaima Harahap University of Graha Nusantara Padangsidimpuan


Information and communication technology (ICT) to help support English to foreign languages ​​(ELT). However, in this world, people who master English materials and the latest technology are especially needed. The purpose of this study was also to examine the use of ICT in the implementation of self-directed learning and to ensure teachers' skills in implementing social media technologies to support English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching. In this study, data were collected from several young teachers using descriptive-qualitative methods. Data showed that 4 out of 6 of her respondents were already familiar with her ICT. These five young teachers of hers had automatically acquired her relevant ELT tools through various social media. Fundamentally, teachers understand the importance of student-centered education, especially in EFL classes. In contrast, it did not align with her idea of ​​developing ICT while designing interactive and contemporary learning classes. Also, in the previous survey, there was one case about a high school teacher. An older teacher uses only one or two of her ICT tools in an ELT class. Due to tool limitations, the output and results of the learning process may not be optimal. Furthermore, this paper showed the importance of ICT integration tools and ELT that teachers should master in the 4.0 era.