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Learner perceptions on the usefulness of a blended learning EFL program

Kaoru Kobayashi1, Andrea Little2

1 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan/ Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan/ Seikei University, Japan mq7k-kbys@asahi-net.or.jp
2 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan/ Waseda University, Japan jejinjapan@yahoo.co.jp

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v7n1.111


Abstract

To identify best practices for blended learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) programs, it is essential to understand how learners perceive and evaluate such programs, taking into consideration such variables as learner attitude, proficiency level and computer literacy. is case study evaluates a blended learning EFL program using CALL courseware in light of learners' computer literacy and perceptions of its usefulness. e participants were Japanese first and second-year university students. Statistical analysis of the results of the survey conducted revealed that the students' perceptions of the program differed according to the proficiency levels of students. It also showed that the interface of the courseware affects student attitudes toward learning so that the instructor's assistance is indispensable.



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Kobayashi, K., & Little, A. (2011). Learner perceptions on the usefulness of a blended learning EFL program. The JALT CALL Journal, 7(1), 103–117. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v7n1.111


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