Abstract: This paper presents the results of comparative research carried out at the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budejovice (ITB) into the foreign language knowledge of students according to different teaching methods. At the Institute, traditional teaching methods (with a real teacher) are applied, supported by the use of information and communication technologies. The research demonstrated that the results from both forms of teaching were comparable, thereby proving that ICT can contribute positively to the development of the professional language skills of students in higher education. The latest technologies have the capacity to influence both the learning environment and the learners themselves, including the way they collect and process information and form new knowledge. If applied appropriately, new technologies can substantially support this process.
Authors: Lenka Hrušková
Keywords: efficiency, effective teaching, e-learning, traditional teaching