Recently, an international webinar titled : Using Technology to Enhance English Language Learning involved 5 panelists was conducted via Zoom. The guest panelist were Dr. Kalai Vaani and Ms. Thavamalar Thuraisingam, Senior Lecturer, Taylor’s University; Dr. Chew Shin Yi, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Malaya; Mr. Sean Smith, Head of Adults Malaysia, British Council and Ms. Kayo Taguchi, ELT Portfolio Manager, Pearson Malaysia.
The webinar was attended by 70 participants from various institutions such as Taylor’s University, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, International Islamic University, Universiti Sains Islam Selangor, Universiti Teknologi Mara, British Council, Pearson and participants from Indonesia. The session started with a welcome speech from Ms. Judith Nesamalar Tharumaraj as the moderator and an opening speech by Ms. Prema Ponnudurai, Head of Department, Department of Liberal Arts and Humanities.
In the webinar, panelists shared a few platforms to enhance English learners' skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Some of the platforms are like: Learn English Sounds Right, IELTS Word Power, Learn English Podcasts, Quizlet, Quizizz. They can be used and is beneficial for self-study. Besides that, applications such as Vocaroo and Flip Grip is good for speaking tasks in classrooms.