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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n2 p44-54 Apr 2012

The present study tried to evaluate the 6th grade students' attitudes towards the use of a CALL program which is called BELT Success used in English language learning course in a private school, the relationship to students' attitudes to their English language proficiency level, and finally teachers` experiences and opinions towards the use of BELT Success in the classroom environment. Both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods were used for the study. The data was obtained through BELT attitude questionnaire, field notes, unstructured group interview for students and semi-structured teachers interview. Descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and content analysis were used to analyze quantitative and qualitative data. The results obtained from instruments revealed encouraging evidence that 6th grade students have a moderate positive attitude towards the use of BELT Success in English language course, additionally, students' language learning skills such as listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are improved by the system, students gain self-confidence, and there is no statistically significant difference between groups representing different English language proficiency levels based on attitude towards the use of BELT Success into instruction. (Contains 3 tables.)

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Blended Learning, Interviews, Field Studies, Content Analysis, Student Surveys, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Classroom Environment, Language Proficiency, Private Schools, Grade 6, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Urban Schools, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis

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Author: Genc, Humeyra

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2568&id=EJ989012







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