The Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning English on the Tenth Grade Students of Vocational Schools at East Purwokerto in the Academic Year 2016/2017
Keywords:influence, obstacles, technology, teaching and learning English
The objective of the study is to find out the influences and obstacles of using technology for teaching and learning English on the tenth grade students of vocational schools at the East Purwokerto Banyumas in the academic year 2016/2017. The method used is a descriptive qualitative study in which the data are taken from interviews, observation and documentation. The techniques of data analysis are familiarizing and organizing, coding and reducing, and interpreting and representing. The finding of this study is the use of technology for teaching and learning English that gives several influences and obstacles. The influences of technology are for teaching and learning English that help teachers and students to finish their tasks, save time and energy, create the better atmosphere, and increase the studentsâ€™ academic ability. On the other side, there are obstacles that are faced by teachers and students for teaching and learning English, namely the problems to operate the technology, understanding the English materials, system disruption, lack of application, and resulting finding. This study shows problem solving to overcome the problems, such as; training and workshop to operate the technology, teachersâ€™ guiding, and inviting the motivators and experts to students and technology can give the significant influences in teaching and learning English.