The Predicaments of Language Learners in Traditional Learning Environments

Latisha Asmaak Shafie, Mahani Mansor


Some of public universities in developing countries have traditional language learning environments such as classrooms with only blackboards and furniture which do not provide conducive learning environments. These traditional environments are unable to cater for digital learners who need to learn with learning technologies. In order to create conducive language learning environments for digital learners, it is imperative to understand the ways digital learners learn at public universities. This knowledge enables public universities to provide appropriate learning environments for digital learners so that they will be able Knowledge Workers. The paper investigates the effective language learning of digital learners at public universities. Furthermore, this paper discusses suggestions to construct these traditional language learning environments to effective language learning environments for digital learners.

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Copyright (c) 2009 Latisha Asmaak Shafie, Mahani Mansor

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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