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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

There have been many discussions about the advantages of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in classrooms. The assumption underpinning those benefits is that computers can be used in a student-centered class and can be utilized as a tool for adopting constructivist learning approach, departing from teacher-centered teaching approach. The use of computers in the classroom, nevertheless, differs depending on the teachers’ perceptions and expectations they have from computers. There is little known about the EFL and in particular Iranian teachers’ teaching beliefs and perceptions of the role of computers in their classrooms. This study investigated 8 Iranian EFL teachers who enrolled in both a teacher education program and an advanced certificate for educational technology program. In this study researcher were in attempt to benefit from grounded theory in order to understand these teachers’ perceptions of computers in their classrooms. For data collection, each participant was interviewed for 30 minutes. The findings of this study indicated that teachers ascertained that computers can play a pivotal role as an instructional tool. Notwithstanding the fact that these teachers had a considerable acquaintance with computer, it seems that there is still a long way for Iranian EFL language teachers to reach the desirable benchmark .

Keywords :

: English corpus linguistics, corpus-informed activities, online learning.

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