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Faramarzi, Sajad; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The Vodcasting technology has thrived as an auxiliary tool to support learners with supplementary materials. The current study aimed at exploring the use of vodcasting technology and the learners' perceptions and attitudes towards practicing L2 vodcasting tasks. For this reason, a sample of 120 Iranian EFL learners were selected and they received…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Dara Tafazoli, M.; Parra, Elena Gómez; Abril, Cristina A. Huertas – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The purpose of the present cross-cultural study was to explore the relationships of second and foreign language teachers' and students' attitudes towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in terms of their gender, age group, and educational level in two countries, Spain and Iran. The study was based on a sample of 318 language teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ebadi, Saman; Bashiri, Saba – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study investigated EFL learners' perspectives about their vocabulary learning experiences via a smartphone application. An online demographic questionnaire was used for recruiting 50 EFL learners from a language teaching channel in Telegram messenger required to use a smartphone application called Vocabulary Flashcards 2016 for a month. After…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Alian, Jalal ed-din; Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Soleimani, Hassan – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
In modern language teaching institutions and schools, the proficient language teachers apply different kinds of tasks to teach some skills and sub-skills. In the current study, the researcher investigated the effect of two different tasks, namely Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)-based tasks and written questions tasks on students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Alavi, Seyed Mohammad; Borzabadi, Davood; Dashtestani, Reza – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
This study aimed to analyze perceptions of Iranian English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students on their computer literacy levels. A total of 641 undergraduate students of civil engineering and 34 EAP instructors participated in the study. Data collection instruments included questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Findings confirmed that…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Academic Discourse, Computer Assisted Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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Saeedi, Zari; Biri, Aso – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
Building upon previous research into the effectiveness of using videos for language teaching purposes, this study utilized an English animated situation comedy (sitcom) as an authentic type of multimedia to teach a particular grammatical structure, namely conditional sentences. This study also aimed at investigating the learners' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Animation
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Ebadi, Saman – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
Dynamic assessment (DA) as an alternative to psychometric-based testing focuses on the collaborative dialogue between the learners and the mediator to move the learners from their current capabilities. This study represents a web-based qualitative inquiry in online DA which aims at addressing the inadequacy of the diagnostic feedback of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Psychometrics, Web Based Instruction, Synchronous Communication
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Shahrokni, Seyed Abdollah; Sadeqjoola, Leila – Teaching English with Technology, 2015
Following social-constructivist approaches in education, there has been a growing interest in employing Web 2.0 technologies in language classes. While the effectiveness of these digital teaching crafts has been corroborated in many studies (see Crook et al., 2008, for a survey), there is always doubt if they have reached a normalized state in L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Saeedi, Zari; Meihami, Hussein – Teaching English with Technology, 2015
This paper aims at accentuating and exploring the effect of using electronic portfolio (EP) platform in providing corrective feedback (CF) on EFL students' overall and micro-componential writing performance. Moreover, by conducting a semi-structured interview, the study seeks to obtain students' attitudes towards the use of EP in three aspects,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Error Correction, Second Language Instruction
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Dashtestani, Reza – Teaching English with Technology, 2014
Even though there are a plethora of CALL materials available to EFL teachers nowadays, very limited attention has been directed toward the issue that most EFL teachers are merely the consumers of CALL materials. The main challenge is to equip EFL teachers with the required CALL materials development skills to enable them to be contributors to CALL…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Ebrahimi, Nabi A.; Eskandari, Zahra; Rahimi, Ali – Teaching English with Technology, 2013
This study aims to explore the effects of implementing a CALL framework on the students' perceptions of their communication classroom environments. The What Is Happening In This Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was distributed twice among 34 (F=14 and M=20) Iranian EFL students, the first time after a ten-session-long regular no-tech communication…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Jafarpour, Ali Akbar; Sharifi, Abolghasem – Teaching English with Technology, 2012
Collocations are one of the most important elements in language proficiency but the effect of error correction feedback of collocations has not been thoroughly examined. Some researchers report the usefulness and importance of error correction (Hyland, 1990; Bartram & Walton, 1991; Ferris, 1999; Chandler, 2003), while others showed that error…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Phrase Structure, Language Proficiency