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ERIC Number: EJ1129485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
An Investigation into Iranian Undergraduate English Students' Perceptions about the Importance and Use of CALL before and after a Related Course
Dehghan, Farzaneh; Rezvani, Reza; Javadi, Mohammad
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v20 n2 p109-125 2016
Over the past decades, there has been an increasing tendency to incorporate new technologies in language education. Although EFL students and teachers are accustomed to using new technologies in their everyday life, they may not be well aware of such assets in education. This qualitative study aimed at investigating how Iranian B.A. English students perceived and used new technologies before and after an undergraduate course of CALL. A total of 27 senior students of Yasouj University participated in this study. They were interviewed by one of the researchers before and after the course. Content analysis of the interviews revealed that almost all participants appreciated the course and it had engendered their enthusiasm about CALL potentialities and the new learning options it might offer. The respondents maintained that the course raised their awareness on how CALL could expedite their learning through providing more chances of both oral and written communications with native and non-native speakers of English well beyond the confinements of their traditional EFL classes. Although some participants were anxious about utilizing new technologies, they were favorably inclined towards CALL uses after the course. More specifically, the paper provides insights into the implications of raising university students' awareness about CALL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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