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ERIC Number: EJ989012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
An Evaluation Study of a CALL Application: With BELT or without BELT
Genc, Humeyra
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n2 p44-54 Apr 2012
The present study tried to evaluate the 6th grade students' attitudes towards the use of a CALL program which is called BELT Success used in English language learning course in a private school, the relationship to students' attitudes to their English language proficiency level, and finally teachers` experiences and opinions towards the use of BELT Success in the classroom environment. Both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods were used for the study. The data was obtained through BELT attitude questionnaire, field notes, unstructured group interview for students and semi-structured teachers interview. Descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and content analysis were used to analyze quantitative and qualitative data. The results obtained from instruments revealed encouraging evidence that 6th grade students have a moderate positive attitude towards the use of BELT Success in English language course, additionally, students' language learning skills such as listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are improved by the system, students gain self-confidence, and there is no statistically significant difference between groups representing different English language proficiency levels based on attitude towards the use of BELT Success into instruction. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey