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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 15, No. 1 (2019) open journal systems 

College students' attitudes toward ICT Use for English learning

Hong TP Ngo, University of Hawaii System
Ariana Eichelberger, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Breakthroughs in information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly providing language learners with opportunities for real-time interactions with those fluent in their target language. However, adoption of available ICTs may depend on students' perceptions of the ICTs as affordances. This study examined (1) the attitudes of 928 Vietnamese, non-English major college students toward the use of selected information and communication technologies (ICT attitudes) in English learning, and (2) if the attitudes were affected by gender or comfort levels using technology. The study found that 61.2% of the students reported positive ICT attitudes and ICTs were more beneficial in augmenting receptive English over expressive English skills. The study also found significant differences in ICT attitudes (1) across gender with female students more positive regardless of how comfortable they were in using computers and the Internet, and (2) across technology comfort levels with those more comfortable, regardless of gender, being more positive toward ICT use in English language learning.

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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556