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ERIC Number: EJ968801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
CALL Evaluation: Students' Perception and Use of LoMasTv
Pardo-Ballester, Cristina
CALICO Journal, v29 n3 p532-547 May 2012
In order to integrate technology into the language curriculum, it is essential not only to evaluate a program within a second language acquisition (SLA) framework but also to seek the students' attitudes towards the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) materials. Guided by Chapelle's (2001) framework for CALL evaluation, this paper reports on a 2-year empirical study of intermediate level learners' perceptions of the use of a web-based multimedia program with authentic video clips and its effectiveness as a language-learning tool. Students believed that the learned culture and vocabulary enhanced their listening skills. A pretest/posttest design assessed the long-term gains in listening and speaking performances. Results indicated a significant gain in listening and speaking. The paper concludes by highlighting what lessons to consider when integrating CALL into language courses. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa