Experiences of English as Foreign Language student using ICT in their learning process





English language teaching, ICT, Language learning, Narratives, Experiences


This article presents the results of a narrative analysis that looked into some EFL students’ experiences related to their English learning processes and the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The study was carried out at a university in southern Colombia. The main objective was to understand the participants’ experiences in the institutional English courses at a university while using ICT during their language learning process. The data was collected through in-depth interviews and life stories. The English students’ experiences are relevant to validating a new teaching tool or strategy in a specific context. The main conclusion indicates that ICT in language teaching needs to be articulated with other appropriate tools, practices, methodologies, and approaches to achieve meaningful learning.


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Author Biographies

Julian Dario Silva-Perdomo, Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia

holds a B.A in English from Universidad Surcolombiana. He belongs to the research seedbed GAIA, which is part of ILESEARCH research group. His main interests in research revolve around the use of technologies in language teaching

María Soledad Duero-Naranjo, Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia

holds a B.A in English from Universidad Surcolombiana. She belongs to the research seedbed GAIA, which is part of ILESEARCH research group. Her main interests in research revolve around the use of technologies in language teaching

Jairo Enrique Castañeda Trujillo, Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia

iTrujillo holds a B.A. degree in Spanish and English and a M.Ed. with Emphasis on English Didactics. He is currently an assistant professor and researcher in the B.A. program in English language teaching at Universidad Surcolombiana (Neiva, Colombia). He also teaches in the M.A. in English language teaching program at the same university. Currently, he is enrolled as a part-time teacher educator in the MLAEI at Universidad Distrital. In addition, he is a doctoral candidate in education with an emphasis on ELT. He belongs to the research groups ILESEARCH (Universidad Surcolombiana) and ESTUPOLI (Universidad Distrital), and his research interests revolve around the intersection of pre-service teachers’ identity construction and decolonization in ELT.


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How to Cite

Silva-Perdomo, J. D., Duero-Naranjo, M. S., & Castañeda Trujillo, J. E. (2022). Experiences of English as Foreign Language student using ICT in their learning process. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, 24, 141–165. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.1396
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