The wide range of technological devices available today have clearly influenced the structure of the typical English lesson and have created new roles for the teachers and the learners of this foreign language. Starting from the case of the Romanians learners of English, the paper presents a theoretical and research approach to the manner in which multimedia technology can positively influence the development of the students’ life skills, drawing attention, at the same time, to the situations when important skills are better built and fostered by means of other teaching strategies.
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