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The Effects of Using CALL on Advanced Chinese Foreign Language Learners

Chang, Linda Chang, Linda (correspondence author)

CALICO Journal, January 2007, Vol.24(2), pp.331-353 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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    The Effects of Using CALL on Advanced Chinese Foreign Language Learners
  • Author: Chang, Linda
  • Chang, Linda (correspondence author)
  • Description: This study investigates the effect of a CALL application designed to enhance speaking and listening in Mandarin Chinese on advanced students' verbal skills, learning attitudes, and self-efficacy. A pretest/posttest experimental/control-group design with intact classes was employed to minimize treatment diffusion. Over the course of 14 weeks, students in the treatment group previewed the Chinese CALL application, based on a culturally rich and popular Chinese talk show, prior to classroom instruction and reviewed similar materials during and after class. The control group received traditional instructions from a different instructor and used a different textbook. Students in both the control and treatment groups were given criterion-referenced pre- and posttests in which lab computers were used to record their verbal responses. Students in both groups also completed a language experience survey and two questionnaires on using CALL in their Chinese learning and their self-efficacy in Chinese-speaking fluency. Analysis of test data showed that the students in the treatment group significantly outperformed those in the control group. The CALL application also fostered positive learning attitudes and a self-efficacy in students' Chinese fluency. Students considered the CALL application to be a time saver and an effective means of learning advanced Chinese. Adapted from the source document
  • Is Part Of: CALICO Journal, January 2007, Vol.24(2), pp.331-353
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0742-7778
  • Subjects: Computer Assisted Language Learning (14210) ; Second Language Learning (75850) ; Mandarin (50900) ; Learning Strategies (46000) ; Student Attitudes (84725) ; Language Textbooks (44300) ; Fluency (24910) ; Oral Language (61300) ; Applied Linguistics; Non-Native Language Learning (Languages Other Than English) ; Article
  • Language: English
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