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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064

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Use of Computer Assisted Language Learning in a Second Language Classroom

Prabhakar Vadlamudi

Abstract: The lack of consistent computer assisted language learning (CALL) trainings for second language teachers has a negative impact in the second language teaching/learning classroom. The goal of this study is to demonstrate the positive impact that technology has in second language teaching/learning, and how the lack of training for second language teachers deprives the students of the potential benefits that technology can bring to L2 classrooms. The data for this research were collected from eight fulltime college foreign language teachers. The results of the study demonstrate that teachers tend to use technology in second language teaching/learning in an inconsistent way due to the lack of appropriate training and their unfamiliarity with the technology. Additionally, the lack of frequent CALL usage as an important tool by teachers and students diminishes the potential for students of become more independent learners due to the technology ease of access beyond the classroom and the absence of time-limitations to learn and practice L2. CALL has the possibility to enhance the second language learning experience when teachers are 2 well-trained to use it, and it is done consistently throughout the college year.

Keywords: CALL, second language classroom, foreign language, Language learning