Arab World English Journal ( December 2023)                       Theses ID 302            Pp.1-58
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/th.302

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Students’ Perceptions of the Use of CALL at Al-Imam University

Nouf Saad Abdulrahman Alsheraimy
 Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.
Email: n_alsheraimy@yahoo.com

 

Author: Nouf Saad Abdulrahman Alsheraimy
Thesis Title: Students’ Perceptions of the Use of CALL at Al-Imam University
Institution: Department of English Language and Literature, College of Languages and Translation,
Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University
Degree: M.A
Year of award:
2014
Supervisor:
Dr. Zuhair Zaghlool
ORCid ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0005-6294-1513
Keywords: CALL, perceptions, merits, challenges, CALL resources

Abstract:
This study aimed to investigate students’ perceptions towards CALL, CALL merits, and CALL challenges at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. The sample of this study consisted of 140 randomly-selected male and female students. A five-point Likert scale questionnaire was designed to collect the data of the study. This instrument was validated by ten university professors and instructors. Similarly, its reliability was achieved by calculating Cronbach Alpha formula. The findings of the study indicated that students are in need of unlimited access to computer labs all the time, supplying classrooms with CALL resources, and training in using computer labs. Besides, EFL instructors have positive attitudes towards CALL. Moreover, the results revealed the following significant advantages of using CALL resources: enriching students’ experience, stimulating students’ practice outside the classroom, encouraging students’ independence and confidence, creating a relaxed atmosphere, and increasing students’ motivation level. Furthermore, the results of study revealed the following the challenges of using CALL resources in the classroom: lack of Internet access inside the classrooms, shortage of CALL programs, insufficient number of CALL labs, lack of CALL labs supervisors, and lack of immediate technical support. Finally, the study concluded that CALL resources should be integrated with all EFL courses because computers have become an indispensable part of English language teaching and learning. 

Cite as:  Alsheraimy, N.S.A.(2023). Students’ Perceptions of the Use of CALL at Al-Imam University. Department of English Language and Literature, College of Languages and Translation, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (M.A.Thesis). Retrieved from Arab World English Journal (ID Number: 302) December 2023: 1-58.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/th.302

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Nouf Saad Abdulrahman Alsheraimy holds an MA from the Department. Faculty/ College, University name:  College of Languages and Translation department, Al-Imam University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and she is working as a Lecturer at the same university. ORCiD ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0005-6294-1513