Year 2020, Volume 9 , Issue 1, Pages 9 - 27 2020-08-06

A Comparative Study of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Adult Foreign Language Students’ Attitudes to Teaching Four Skills in Classroom and Distance Language Learning Systems


Widespread use of information and communication technology is a cornerstone of today's society. This results in significant changes in communication, information flow, business operations, gaining knowledge and other aspects of life. Needs and requirements in the field of education are, thus, also changing. Skills for autonomous research and lifelong learning are gaining importance. Educational institutions and teachers as individuals are faced with the challenge of changing the concept of knowledge delivery which has to imply almost inevitable integration of modern technology. Considering the need to change educational systems in accordance with the changes in the society, marked by constant increase of information and knowledge base as well as by dynamic and fast paced development of information and communication technology, distance education is becoming an increasingly significant concept. A need to learn foreign languages is always present, regardless of teaching methods. This paper considers possibilities and specific elements throughout the process of teaching a foreign language in the distance education system compared to the traditional, in-class teaching system. The goal of the research is to analyze whether the methods of foreign language teaching used in the distance education system can be as equally efficient as the traditional teaching methods and whether the lack of face-to-face contact in the distance education system can be compensated by the use of information and communication technology.
Distance education and online learning, Adult learning, Teaching/learning strategies
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Primary Language en
Subjects Language and Linguistics
Journal Section Research Article

Orcid: 0000-0001-6458-0049
Author: İris MEMİC FİSİC
Institution: University Dzemal Bijedic of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Orcid: 0000-0002-8241-6338
Author: Nihada DELİBEGOVİC DZANİC (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Tuzla
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina


Application Date : February 3, 2020
Acceptance Date : June 30, 2020
Publication Date : August 6, 2020

APA Memi̇c Fi̇si̇c, İ , Deli̇begovi̇c Dzani̇c, N . (2020). A Comparative Study of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Adult Foreign Language Students’ Attitudes to Teaching Four Skills in Classroom and Distance Language Learning Systems . ELT Research Journal , 9 (1) , 9-27 . Retrieved from