Iranian EFL Learners’ Attitudes toward Learning English through Computer and Technology in EFL Classes

  • seyed Jalal Abdolmanafi Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran .
  • Mehdi Khonakdar Golestan University, Gorgan in Iran

Abstract

The students learning English as a foreign language sometimes enjoy computer systems in their classes to do some class activities and tasks. The learners’ attitudes toward enjoying computer systems can help the teachers to be aware that computers in EFL classrooms are necessary. The aim of the present study is to investigate the EFL learners’ attitude toward learning English through computer systems in EFL classes. A hundred learners who learn English in Iranian EFL classes participated in this study. A questionnaire was adopted from a study done by Abdul Razak and Eswaran (2010). The data gathered in this study were analyzed through the related statistics and software and it is presented in percentage. The results showed that most of the learners who participated in this study had a positive attitude toward computer systems in EFL classes to learn English. It can also be said that using computer in EFL classes have beneficial and useful effects in learning by EFL learners and their learning can be improved via computers.

Keywords: computer systems, EFL learner, attitude

Author Biographies

seyed Jalal Abdolmanafi, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran .
Prof Abdolmanafi holds a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) and teaches English at the Golestan University, Gorgan in Iran
Mehdi Khonakdar, Golestan University, Gorgan in Iran
Mehdi Khonakdar teaches in the Golestan University, Gorgan in Iran.
Published
2016-11-16

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eISSN: 1998-1279