CALL: the changing trends of language learning and teaching in Private Universities of Bangladesh
AuthorM. Joher, Umme Hani
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Many opportunities are coming in the field of education process with the emergence of technology. These technologies having internet facilities, overcomes the geographical barriers of learning process. Introduction of computer in language learning is also giving the similar statement. Learners and even teachers can communicate with native speakers and improve their level of proficiency. Besides, Vygotsky (1978) also describes that teachers also need to stimulate students with new activities in language teaching. As Prensky (2001) introduced today’s students as ‘digital native’, they will enjoy language learning more and become less bored if teachers can implement the required CALL activity in their language teaching. With the changing trend of language learning process, teachers can also give some tasks using technology to students which can be completed by students’ responsibility only. Thus they would construct their tasks and feel independent to use the target language in their way. This study attempted to trace the experiences language teacher already had in their language teaching mediated by computer in Bangladesh. Besides, students’ motivation and interest towards Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) was also focused to understand which CALL program is useful and well known to them. The study was conducted to find out the answers of these four central research questions: i) Which CALL program is more effective and meets learners need? ii) What are students’ views towards CALL? iii) How does CALL motivate learners? iv) What are the teachers’ experiences on CALL?