ERIC Number: EJ726330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 62
The Effect of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on United Arab Emirates English as a Foreign Language (EFL) School Students' Achievement and Attitude
Almekhlafi, Abdurrahman Ghaleb
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v17 n2 p121-142 2005
This study investigated the effect of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on elementary-prep school students' improvement in English as a foreign language (EFL). Eightythree students in Al-Tamayoz Elementary-prep School, United Arab Emirates, were selected and divided into experimental and control groups (43 and 40 participants respectively). Results of Analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed a significant difference between CALL users and nonusers in favor of the experimental group (p less than < .05). In addition, a questionnaire was administered to CALL users to investigate their attitude, perceived utility, and intention to use CALL in the future. Students in the experimental group had a positive attitude toward CALL, perceived its utility for helping them learn EFL, and had a strong intention to use it in the future. Results of this study have provided evidence of the effect of CALL on learning English as a foreign language. Implications and recommendations for future research are presented.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Arabs, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates