Tag Archives: Self-learning

Self-learning and Motivation Effectiveness for L2 Learners through Using (CALL) (Published)

This study aims to explore the effectiveness of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in promoting L2 learners’ self-learning and motivation. The participants of this study are a randomly selected group of L2 learners attending English Language Training Program (EL). Their levels of proficiency range from beginner to advanced in order to ensure that they have had adequate exposure to English. Data were collected by circulating a 22-item survey consisting of two sections. The first section consists of eleven items that aim to identify the role of CALL in promoting participants’ self-learning strategies, whereas the second section consists of eleven items that investigate the extent to which the participants’ motivation has increased/decreased with the impact of CALL. Data were analyzed descriptively by looking at the participants’ responses to the questionnaire in order to pinpoint any potential themes or patterns concerning the impact of CALL on promoting the two independent variables under study. The findings indicated that CALL contributes to increasing L2 learners’ motivation fairly whereas promote their self-learning significantly.

Keywords: Learner Autonomy, Motivation, Self-learning, computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

Research on Micro-Lecture Construction System Based On “Do It” Concept in College Teaching (Published)

With the rapid development of the information age and technology continues to penetrate in the field of education, micro-lectures have developed rapidly at home and abroad as an emerging way of e-learning. The characteristics of digitalization, fragmentation and popularization have played an extremely significant role in college teaching. so, the design and development of micro-lectures has become a hot topic in recent years. The content of this research innovatively puts forward the concept of “Do it”. From the perspectives of teachers and students, it guides the construction of an efficient new micro-lectures system from the perspective of pre-course, in-class and post-class aiming to further promote the micro-lectures system application in colleges and universities teaching.

Keywords: College Teaching, Micro-Lecture, Self-learning, “Do It”

TEACHING RESEARCH WRITING TO FEMALE UNDERGRADUATES IN SAUDI ARABIA (Published)

Female undergraduate students and their teachers in the Department of Science at Najran University, Saudi Arabia face many challenges when it comes to producing high-quality academic writing, such as gaining access to the knowledge-based resources required for academic writing, learning the conventions used in academic writing, and acquiring and applying knowledge and skill sets within different contexts. The results suggest that the primary concerns for addressing the challenges are aligning the views of the students and teachers on the potential problems of essay writing and integrating academic-writing skills and practices into the curriculum through informal activities. To improve the teaching and practice of academic writing at Najran University, short essay assignments and literature reviews could be incorporated into existing courses, and a new intensive course on academic reading and writing could be established. Any strategy should, however, consider the value and impact of the proposed measures and the whole scope of problems faced by the students.

Keywords: Academic Writing, Higher Education, Self-learning, Teaching practices, Undergraduates, Writing essays

TEACHING RESEARCH WRITING TO FEMALE UNDERGRADUATES IN SAUDI ARABIA (Review Completed - Accepted)

Female undergraduate students and their teachers in the Department of Science at Najran University, Saudi Arabia face many challenges when it comes to producing high-quality academic writing, such as gaining access to the knowledge-based resources required for academic writing, learning the conventions used in academic writing, and acquiring and applying knowledge and skill sets within different contexts. The results suggest that the primary concerns for addressing the challenges are aligning the views of the students and teachers on the potential problems of essay writing and integrating academic-writing skills and practices into the curriculum through informal activities. To improve the teaching and practice of academic writing at Najran University, short essay assignments and literature reviews could be incorporated into existing courses, and a new intensive course on academic reading and writing could be established. Any strategy should, however, consider the value and impact of the proposed measures and the whole scope of problems faced by the students

Keywords: Academic Writing, Higher Education, Self-learning, Teaching practices, Undergraduates, Writing essays