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Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2020, 4(1), 15-29
DOI: 10.12691/jll-4-1-2
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Authenticity and Digital Taxonomy for Pragmatic Integrative Call through Three Approaches: Teachers’ Perspectives

Marvin Wacnag Lidawan1, and Ahmed Saad Al Shlowiy1

1English Language Institute, Royal Commission of Jubail, Jubail City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: November 14, 2019

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Marvin Wacnag Lidawan and Ahmed Saad Al Shlowiy. Authenticity and Digital Taxonomy for Pragmatic Integrative Call through Three Approaches: Teachers’ Perspectives. Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2020; 4(1):15-29. doi: 10.12691/jll-4-1-2

Abstract

The development of multimedia and technology proliferates around 21st century English language learners as it creates media–rich environment, but accessibility of these advances could be different from how other students of technologically equipped-schools conveniently learn. Many third world countries may not afford state-of-the art facilities depriving them of their needed exposures. To address this dilemma, the writers share how learners benefit indiscriminately through the application of Integrative Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). This inquiry sought answers to questions on facilitating students’ critical thinking skills incorporating digital taxonomy alongside authentic materials through Integrative CALL revolving around three conceptualized approaches. Results demonstrate that employment of simply designed language tasks from authentic materials assisted by computer knowledge alongside digital taxonomy tend practically useful. Pragmatic innovation through the three introduced approaches that simplified Integrative CALL could address institutional problems on the scarcity of technological tools for instructions exposing learners to 21st century skills. Employment of authentic material-designed tasks with digital taxonomy promote learners’ critical thinking while varied major pedagogic implications for language acquisition are perceived. This inquiry is a descriptive research utilizing modes in determining central tendencies as well as percentages and frequencies that support gathered data’s significance collated among 35 English instructors’ responses from a higher education institution. Researches that allude to this paper must be piloted to a higher population to quantitatively investigate the correlation or significance of students’ critical thinking achievement with their engagement to digital taxonomy while infusing the interplay of modern authentic materials in Integrative CALL.

Keywords:
order thinking skills task based instructions computer-aided learning internet learning materials 21st century skills digital literacy

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