This study aimed at examining the impact of Globalization and Technology in the Teaching of English Language in Nigeria Education, using some selected primary school in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. Globalization and technology have been observed as a potent factor to quantitative teaching of English language. The importance to teaching English language with the provision of adequate instructional facilities for education cannot be over-emphazied. The research is worthwhile as it shed light on the various causes and effect of globalization and technology in primary school in Ijebu-Ode. The study aims at meeting the following objectives; It will enable us to shed more light on poor alignment between curriculum and the test used to measure achievement, It will open the classroom to more communication opportunities, It will give pupils more opportunities for multiple ways of discovering. Creating and communicating information in various formats and voices, It will encourage more teachers- pupil and pupil-pupil discussion, It will highlight the areas where there are lapses and proffers possible solution thereby given room for improvement. The population of this study was all individuals in some selected primary school in Ijebu Ode Local Government area of Ogun State. In view of the researcher’s inability to reach out to the entire population, a sample of 200 was drawn using simple random sampling techniques. Following the findings of this study, revealed that there is need to develop the learning and teaching of use of English in the country. Therefore, there is need for significant efforts to train students in modern information technology and internet. information technology has been termed as the medium of a new, and fourth revolution in human communication and cognition, matched in significance only by the prior three revolutions of language, writing, and print. Lastly, there is a significant relationship between government curriculum and teaching and learning English language in secondary school, using effective pragmatic strategies in various circumstances of computer-mediated communication (including one-to-one and discussion lists e-mail, and various forms of synchronous real-time communication,
1.1 Background of the Study
The trend of globalization has dramatically brought about an increase in status of English language globally. English has increasingly becoming a significant instrument without which it is difficult to open the door of many opportunities that are presented to us. The dominant position of the English language its features and lubricants as a globalization machinery in the new world order. To contribute in the world, nations, organizations, groups and individuals have to demonstrate that they qualify. And the proficiency in the English language, and other measures like requisite training and Information and communication technology (ICT) knowledge, are slightly related to English ability. It is significant to be proficient in it in order to meet up with the desire to achieve one’s self actualization’s English is regarded as global language it is broadly used in most countries. In fact, to acknowledge the best of globalization, one has to be proficient in written and spoken English. English is therefore, becoming the world’s lingua franca, notwithstanding the other major international languages and efforts being made to preserve native languages, and there are native languages that impede the mastery of English language. The most pressing subject in our teaching system is to correct the deteriorating standard of the language by teaching it effectively in schools. This is because poor–level English ability in the country is depriving us access to understanding in digital and hard forms, even as globalization present challenges for the teaching of use of English. English proficiency is central in an understanding founded world because English is the main language of science and technology, which bring development as argued by (Yen, 2008).
English is the language of business and computer and is gradually becoming requirement for job placements globally. For some nations, English is their L1 and L2 language while some have it as their official and second language. In Nigeria, for instance, it used as an official language. And as an official language it is adopted as language of administration, business, law, mass media, medium of teaching in schools etc. The use of English was introduced in our schools in order to achieve improved position of the language in the country.
Globalization has been viewed primarily as an economic phenomenon, involving the increasing interaction, or integration of national economic systems through the growth in international trade, investment, and capital flow. However, the definition has expended to include also cross-border social, cultural, political, and technological exchanges between nations and in particular, between people. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is one of the features of globalization and as a result, the Internet has become an important linguistic medium. It has been added to every aspect of human life, including the learning of languages. McLuhan(1962) even coined the term ‘global village’ in the 1960s of the last century to express his belief that electronic communication would unite the world because "the medium is the message". Warschauer and Healey (1998) also stated that: It is the rise of computer-mediated communication and the Internet, more than anything else, which has reshaped the uses of computers for language learning at the end of the 20th century. With the advent of the Internet, the computer—both in society and in the classroom—has been transformed from a tool for information processing and display to a tool for information processing and communication.
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