The Effects of Computer Assisted Language Learning on Turkish Learners Grammar and Listening Performance


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Atay D., Kurt G. , Ekşi G.

9th International Educational Technology Conference, Ankara, Türkiye, 6 - 08 Mayıs 2009, ss.495-499

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Ankara
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.495-499

Özet

Computers and computer-related technology have become an integral part of

teaching and learning in the past decades due to the rapid development of information technology.

Although a number of studies have reported the positive effects of technology use on student motivation,

self-direction, sense of accomplishment, critical thinking and language skills (Van Scoter, Ellis &

Railsback, 2001), recent research has shown that the integration of technology has not yet been fully

acknowledged and accepted by teachers (Herman, 2002), particularly in the EFL countries. The aim of

the present study is to investigate the effects of an 8-week CALL instruction as a supplement to face to

face in class grammar instruction on the grammar and listening skills of Turkish EFL students. The

participants are a hundred and seventy-four Turkish EFL learners enrolled at the English preparatory

school of a state university in Istanbul, Turkey. Data were collected by means of grammar and listening

tests.