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CALL and non-CALL study habits
Background: Using the computer for additional practice should in theory help them improve their English much faster than only studying once a week. I think that most students do all their homework the day before or the day of the class – rather than studying a little every day. The computer might help them study every day. I think that studying every day is better than studying for a large chunk of time once a week.
Research question: Does
CALL encourage students to change their study habits – i.e. to get
them to study every day for a once a week class?
In other words, will adult foreign language students make time in
their schedules to study on their own on the computer every day in
addition to a weekly class? Are
students more likely to spread computer study over the week as opposed
to traditional homework? Does
this daily study significantly improve their language performance?
Suggested methodology/comments: Several identical classes, some with CALL homework, some with traditional homework. Compare study times and habits and performance.
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