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CALL in Lebanese elementary ESL writing classrooms

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dc.contributor.author Bacha, Nahla
dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.contributor.author Fidaoui, Diana
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-29T07:13:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-29T07:13:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2015-10-29
dc.identifier.issn 0958-8221 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2376
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the effectiveness of using computer assisted language learning (CALL) in motivating fourth-grade English as a second language (ESL) students to develop better writing skills. It also seeks to explore the perceptions of ESL teachers and students regarding the use of CALL in the ESL classroom. The study involved 48 fourth graders and their four teachers. Data were gathered during a three-month period using questionnaires, interviews, and observations. Findings revealed that teachers as well as students shared similar perceptions toward the use of CALL in the writing classroom and identified the same motivational factors that would encourage students to produce well-developed written work. Additional work on the productive integration of computer technology in the writing classroom and its effects on motivating students to produce work of high quality is recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title CALL in Lebanese elementary ESL writing classrooms en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197902770 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Computer Assisted Language Learning en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 151-168 en_US
dc.keywords Call en_US
dc.keywords Technology en_US
dc.keywords ELS writing en_US
dc.keywords Motivation en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09588221003666248 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Fidaoui, D., Bahous, R., & Bacha, N. N. (2010). CALL in Lebanese elementary ESL writing classrooms. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 23(2), 151-168. en_US
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09588221003666248


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