Integration of ICT in English Classrooms in Iran: Affordances and Problems

by Soroor Ashtarian

Razi University

The current paper is a report on the second phase of an MA thesis which reveals the reasons behind the emerging patterns of ICT use by Iranian EFL teachers in semi-structured interviews. In this phase of the study, factors that have an impact on Iranian EFL teachers’ ICT use in school are explored which include class time, human resources, physical resources, resistance to change, role model, content of books and teachers’ attitudes. In fact, increased awareness of the current state would be helpful in understanding the status of technology in teaching languages in schools, finding ways to help teachers and get the education departments address the needs of the teachers and students regarding adoption of  technology.

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