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ERIC Number: EJ910683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
CALL in Lebanese Elementary ESL Writing Classrooms
Fidaoui, Diana; Bahous, Rima; Bacha, Nahla N.
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v23 n2 p151-168 Apr 2010
This article discusses the effectiveness of using computer assisted language learning (CALL) in motivating fourth-grade English as a second language (ESL) students to develop better writing skills. It also seeks to explore the perceptions of ESL teachers and students regarding the use of CALL in the ESL classroom. The study involved 48 fourth graders and their four teachers. Data were gathered during a three-month period using questionnaires, interviews, and observations. Findings revealed that teachers as well as students shared similar perceptions toward the use of CALL in the writing classroom and identified the same motivational factors that would encourage students to produce well-developed written work. Additional work on the productive integration of computer technology in the writing classroom and its effects on motivating students to produce work of high quality is recommended. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lebanon