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ERIC Number: EJ1175774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
An Investigation of Prospective ELT Teachers' Attitudes towards Using Computer Technologies in Foreign Language Teaching
Özer, Zekiye
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v14 n1 p328-341 2018
The principle intent of the current research is to explore future English language teachers' attitudes on using computer technologies in language teaching. Moreover, the study focuses on effects of gender, grade and academic average on their attitudes. Quantitative research design was used in the study. Data is gathered by using a questionnaire distributed to pre-service ELT teachers studying at a state University, English language teaching department. 174 students studying at third and fourth grade participated to the study. The analysis of the collected data clearly demonstrates that prospective ELT teachers have positive views about computer usage in language teaching. In addition, it was found that there is not any relationship between participants' attitudes and their gender, grade, and academic average. The results of the study also demonstrate that candidate teacher use computers mostly for simple tasks such as sending e-mail and presenting presentations. The student-teachers are aware of the importance of computer assisted language learning. In teacher education programs, courses related computer integration should be offered so that candidate language teacher can use technology in their future classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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