Integration of Technology in the EFL Classes to Teach Past Simple Tense: A Case Study of University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Oman
Teaching materials is an effective factor in determining EFL learners’ competence levels (Richards, 2017). Taking this into consideration, this paper aims to examine the potential effect of technology, i.e. movies, on mastering past simple among Omani EFL learners. The current quantitative study uses written tests, before and after the treatment to test the grammatical competence of the participants. This study was contextualized in Oman, at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (SCT) with 13 Omani EFL learners. A considerable increase is shown in the participants’ competence level (past simple) after analyzing the results of pre and post-tests. This indicates a beneficial influence of using English movies in English classrooms on learning past simple tense. Consequently, this research totally recommends the integration of English movies in EFL classes in order to solve the problem of learners’ poor grammatical abilities.