A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON IMPROVING LISTENING SKILLS IN ENGLISH THROUGH COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING, TECHNOLOGY (CALL)

Main Article Content

Sadia Naz
Dr. Insaaf Ali Simming
Ayaz Ali Jarah

Abstract

The study aims at focusing on improving listening skills using Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) techniques. The main objective of the study was to investigate the perceptions of the students about CALL methodology in terms of enhancing students’ listening skills at the undergraduate level in Pakistan. In this view, an experimental method has been chosen during teaching in which listening test was administered. The nature of the study was qualitative. The population has been chosen by adopting a random sampling procedure. On the other hand, interviews have been taken with learners in the end. Fifty respondents from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University have been taken as a population for this study. They have been treated differently in a way that, learners have been given special treatment by using Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) with the usage of new techniques for the period of one semester. Data was collected and analyzed by using Interviews and Thematic Analysis. The results of the current study revealed that the learners who have been teaching through CALL and technology for a period of one semester have improved their listening skills as compared to the common classroom techniques. 

Article Details

Section
Articles