Introduction to Computer Assisted Language Learning Tools

Seferoğlu, Gölge
This course introduces pre-service teachers of English to Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) tools. In addition to giving an overview of the uses of CALL tools in teaching/learning, the course will cover a review of interactive instructional technologies in language teaching/learning, the Internet in English language teaching, and evaluation of English language teaching software and use of Web 2.0 tools in the language classroom. Implications of CALL in language classrooms will also be discussed. Students will be provided with hands-on experience, and they will also develop their own multimedia CALL materials (e.g. web pages, wikis, blogs, etc.). Students will also review and evaluate current research in CALL.


Using Kahoot to Improve Reading Comprehension of English as a Foreign Language Learners
Korkmaz, Sezen (2021-01-01)
With the advent of technology over the past decade, teachers have started to incorporate live games into second or foreign language (L2) teaching to create an active learning environment and thus keep learners engaged in learning tasks. The present study reports on the findings of an investigation into the impact of the online “Kahoot!” game on improving reading comprehension of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. The participants of the study included a total of 38 undergraduate students studying...
Pre service EFL teachers perceptions of webinars as presentation tools for ınstructional purposes
Başaran, Banu Çiçek; Savaş, Perihan (null; 2016-04-28)
This study investigated the use of webinars as presentation tools for instructional purposes in English language pre-service teacher education. The main purpose of the study was to explore the effectiveness of online presentations via webinars in comparison to in-class presentations. Thirty-eight pre-service language teachers studying at a public university have participated in this study. Two questionnaires (pre and post webinar use) were administered in order to collect mainly quantitative data. The resul...
Developing a technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) assessment for preservice teachers learning to teach English as a foreign language
Baser, Derya; Kopcha, Theodore J.; Özden, Muhammet Yaşar (2016-01-01)
This paper reports the development and validation process of a self-assessment survey that examines technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) among preservice teachers learning to teach English as a foreign language (EFL). The survey, called TPACK-EFL, aims to provide an assessment tool for preservice foreign language teachers that addresses subject-specific pedagogies and technologies. Using mixed methods approach, survey items were generated first using qualitative methods (e.g. expert interview...
Improving EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Mastery: An Action Research Approach
Tekir, Serpil (2021-09-01)
In this action research study, the researcher aimed to find and address a problem that English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in her class come across to improve their language learning process. The action research study adopted mixed methods design using both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Firstly, to identify the problem, the researcher observed the students closely, analyzed their midterm scores, and administered a diagnostic survey to the students. The data coll...
Student Perceptions and Readiness on Using a Mobile Application for Vocabulary Acquisition
Bakay, Şenol; Delialioğlu, Ömer; Savaş, Perihan (null; 2015-04-17)
This study investigated English as a Foreign Language students’ readiness to mobile learning and their opinions after the implementation of an instructional approach using m-learning application. A mixed method research design was used to understand the initial characteristics of students and their perceptions on the m-learning instructional approach. 40 students participated in the pre-treatment questionnaire and 25 students participated to the instruction. Quantitative analyses were used to gather informa...
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