Gozem Cecen

Hilal Peker

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this review is to describe the content of English Learning in the Digital Age: Agency, Technology and Context by Zeng (2018) and elaborate on its unique aspects. The book focuses on English learning in the digital age in a Chinese context. It aims to explore not only Chinese undergraduate students’ use of online tools but also their lack of Web 2.0 technology use outside of class in learning English. It is a guide for English learners, teachers, EFL practitioners and academicians who want to enhance their theoretical and practical understandings in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) because chapter discussions offer best practices and inform the readers about what (not) to do in using Web 2.0 tools for language teaching and learning. In addition, it concentrates on the investigation of learners’ experiences, rather than focusing on new technologies and their potentials waiting to be discovered in teaching and learning environments. It consists of eight chapters, and each chapter focuses on a different aspect of Zeng’s research on English as a foreign language (EFL) and technology use in EFL. The book provides valuable insights and may be used as a guide by English learners, teachers, and EFL practitioners.

 

Key Words: English as a foreign language; computer assisted language learning (CALL); technology use; digital age