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Perceptions and attitudes towards using CALL in English classrooms among Saudi secondary EFL teachers

Abstract

Reporting on data collected from a survey of Secondary EFL teachers in Saudi Arabia, this study is an analysis of the perceptions and attitudes held in regard to the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in English classrooms. Background data as well as attitudes were collected from 183 male and female respondents from a pool of 250 randomly selected secondary level teachers in Riyadh. The results, determined after descriptive as well as statistical analysis, indicated a positive correlation between a teacher’s attendance during training, both for computer as well as CALL, and a positive attitude toward the use of IT approaches to learning in the Saudi classroom. Recommended actions include specialized training for EFL teachers who are required to integrate CALL into regular classroom instruction. Training programs should additionally be cognizant of other needs that may emerge through applied staff feedback exercises.

Citation

Alshumaimeri, Y. A. (2008). Perceptions and attitudes towards using CALL in English classrooms among Saudi secondary EFL teachers. The JALT CALL Journal, 4(2), 29-46.