International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Impact of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on Grammar Acquisition by Saudi Learners
Nesreen Saud Alahmadi

This study examined the impact of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) on grammar acquisition forEnglish as a foreign language (EFL) in a Saudi context. The hypothesis of this study wasto investigate if CALL has a positive impact on learning grammar. The participants of this study were 150female learners froma preparatory year who study English language as a core module. The students were tested in their English language proficiency using the Oxford Online Placement Test and scored at an upper intermediate level.Students were assigned into one of two groups, control orexperimental.The control group had the material in printed text from the course book. The experimental group was given the same materials in addition to extra software exercises using anonline learning management system (LMS). Two types of tests (pre and post) were employed to compare the students’ language proficiency in grammar. The results of the post-test supported thehypothesis of this research byfinding that there wasa substantialdifference in the results between the control and the experimental groups in the level of grammar acquisition for grammatical rules and forms. The findings of this research carry significant implications for second/foreign language learning, English language practitioners, andseconed language acquisition researchers.

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