Perceptions and willingness of students towards using TELL in Bangladeshi Private Universities
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Technology has become an integral part of our life. In fact, we cannot think of passing a single day without using any kinds of technology. In educational sectors, it is being used as an instructor, a facilitator and sometimes as a tutor for ensuring maximum input from the students. In this digital era, Bangladesh is not also lagging behind in terms of using technology in her educational fields. From the beginner to advanced level the use of TELL Technology Enhanced Language Learning) has become common. Thus, the study aims at finding out the types of technological tools and applications that are being used among the students of private universities in Bangladesh. Moreover, this study shed lights on the perceptions and willingness of students towards using different types of technologies in their language classrooms. To elicit responses from the students as well from teachers, four Bangladeshi private universities had been chosen. The methodology of the research was being conducted through the questionnaires and interviews. The findings revealed positive perceptions of the students towards the usages of technologies despite having several obstacles faced by both the teachers and students while implementing those in the classroom. Thus, the paper concluded giving some possible solutions to the barriers of integrating TELL effectively in language classrooms for assisting students in their learning. Therefore, this paper can pave the way for the ELT teachers to bring out some changes in their teaching method and to implement more technologically advanced applications to assist in their classes.