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The Effect of Integrating Computer-Assisted Language Learning Materials in L2 Reading Comprehension Classroom

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With the turn of the century, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has got the center of attention in second and foreign language learning (ESL/EFL). Triggering with the technology of the day, Computer-Assisted Language Learning was integrated with language skills, speaking, listening, writing, and reading to serve as the medium of teaching and learning in L2 classrooms. This paper is an investigation of the effect of integrating CALL materials in L2 reading comprehension classrooms. The study was conducted in two classes each included 30 students attending a course on English reading comprehension at the Azad University in Qazvin, Iran. The comparison between the experimental and the control group pinpoint that CALL materials improve reading comprehension skill among EFL low advanced students. It was also revealed that most students have positive attitude toward CALL. The results suggests that using CALL materials both in teaching and learning reading comprehension of L2 is beneficial in allowing learners to make improvements in reading comprehension

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 9)
Pages:
49-58
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.9.49
Citation:
H. Meihami and Z. Varmaghani, "The Effect of Integrating Computer-Assisted Language Learning Materials in L2 Reading Comprehension Classroom", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 9, pp. 49-58, 2013
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Sep 2013
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