INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED SELF ACCESS LANGUAGE LEARNING (SALL)
Sujatna, Meita Lukitawati
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Students need a lot of self-exposure in fulfilling the job competition, and English has still been a big issue in Indonesia. It leaves a big question ‘Why does it takes so long to learn English and yet we still get unsatisfactory results?’ It becomes a handicap for those who want to be involved in global market. Learning using a conventional method is not popular anymore. The paradigm has changed, namely from the teacher- centered to the learner-centered approach. Using Information Technology (IT) based equipments as supporting media has become one of the ways to improve quality of language exposure for the individual student as well as students’ experience in the classroom. The use of the computer is unavoidable since it can play a very important role in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the learning process. As IT develops and becomes closer to people’s daily life, the demand to use computer and IT for learning and teaching purposes becomes stronger. In this paper we share our experience in developing a Self Access Center in Widyatama University and we propose this as an alternative method to improve student's learning independency.