The Effects of Integrating CALL Approach onStudents’Achievement in reading Comprehension and the related attitude for the 11thgradeStudents in East Jerusalem

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Oraib Waari, Dr. Mohammad Omran


This study aimed at investigatingthe influence of integrating Computer Assisted
LanguageLearning (CALL) on improvingthe English reading comprehension skills
and the attitudes of the 11thgrade student at a secondary school in East Jerusalem. To
achieve the objectivesof the study, the researcher utilized the experimental approach
with a quasi-experimental design. The study sample represented two literary stream
classesof 72 female students. One of the two classes, which included (36 students)was
randomly chosen as an experimental group. The other class (36 students) was chosen
as a control group.To achieve the most valid and realistic results, the research utilized
several aiding tools, such as pre and post-tests, andstructured interview.The data and
the findings of the study that were analyzed depending on the SPSS program ( T-test )
showed the following :- the findings of the study against the research questions
indicated no significant difference at a=0.05 between the experimental group and the
control group pre-test, while a statically significant improvement was noticed in the
reading comprehension posttest results for the benefit of the experimental group( M=
) who were treated directly by CALL and the control group ( M= ) . Furthermore,
thequestionnaire results proved good results towards students’ attitudes to using
CALL in learning reading comprehension. Based on the study findings the researcher
recommended the importance of integrating CALL approach as a strategy for teaching
other skills such as writing, speaking and listening. Another recommendation was
directed to other researchers to conduct further researches on the same subject. The
rest of the recommendations were addressed to the Ministry of Education

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