An Investigation of the Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the Teaching of English as a Second Language


  • Zara Fatima
  • Zara Saleem
  • Amina Shah


Practicality, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), integration


The main objective of this study is to explore the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) English language learners should be acquainted with the use of computers and the Internet. Technology benefits students who desire to learn English as a second language. ICTs and the internet allow English language students to utilize their language in useful and relevant ways. This research examines the role of information and communication technology in the teaching of English as a second language. It includes discussions of various tactics and strategies. These strategies include English language learning websites, computer-aided language-learning applications, chatting and email communications, software for presentations, digital dictionaries, CD players for listening, and specific video clips. This study conducted a descriptive inquiry to examine the function of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in ESL instruction among 100 TESL students from secondary schools in Lahore, Pakistan. Most of the participants agreed on the importance, advantages, and practicality of ICTs. This paper offers a few recommendations to improve the use of ICTs in ESL instruction. The study used both qualitative and quantitative data from student questionnaire surveys. For the questionnaire survey, 107 students made up a convenience sample. Pre- and post-tests were administered to evaluate the study's efficacy. The researchers personally gathered and distributed the questionnaires. Analysis of the control group, taught using conventional methods, revealed minimal improvement in post-test scores, indicating limitations in traditional teaching approaches. Conversely, the experimental group, exposed to ICTs alongside conventional instruction, demonstrated significant improvement in post-test scores, suggesting the potential efficacy of ICT integration in ESL education. The results of the study have certain implications that the use of ICT cannot be detached in any way from our lives as it works as a facilitation in our lives.




How to Cite

Zara Fatima, Zara Saleem, & Amina Shah. (2024). An Investigation of the Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the Teaching of English as a Second Language. Panacea Journal of Linguistics & Literature, 3(1), 53–78. Retrieved from