ERIC Number: EJ1070860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Contemporary Tutorial Call: Using Purpose-Built Video as a Grammar Tutor
Merlo, Jarrad R.; Gruba, Paul A.
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v38 n1 p50-65 2015
Despite an increased emphasis on form-focused instruction (FFI), the use of the computer as a grammar tutor has remained largely unexamined for nearly two decades. With new technologies at hand, there is a need to take a fresh look at online grammar tutors and link designs more strongly to contemporary second language acquisition (SLA) principles and the concept of a teaching presence. The aim of this study, therefore, is to investigate the potential of using a purpose-built digital video series as a virtual grammar tutor. To achieve this aim, we used a pre-test, post-test, and delayed post-test to evaluate the impact of a purpose-built grammar video on 62 EFL university students. The results of the study demonstrate that purpose-built video has strong potential for use as a virtual grammar tutor. Consequently, it may be possible to improve the state of Tutorial CALL from a drill-based approach to one that is more substantive through the development of a series of step-based video tutorials that tutor, allow for the practice of and evaluate second language (L2) grammar skills.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, English (Second Language), Pretests Posttests, Drills (Practice), College Students, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Input, Language Tests, Verbs, Morphemes, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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