Construction, Validation and Application of CALL Knowledge Scale for EFL Learners and its Relationship with their L2 Writing Skills

Document Type : research article


Department of English, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran


Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) is defined as the search for and study of the applications of the computer to language teaching and learning. During the first phase of the study, the researchers found out the most commonalities emerged from the interviews with 12 experts and university teachers. During the second phase, the reliability and validity of the questionnaire were determined by means of FA and SEM and the validated questionnaire was named EFL learners’ CALL Knowledge. 256 students participated in this phase. During the third phase, the results of Pearson Correlation confirmed that there was a medium, positive correlation between EFL learners’ CALL knowledge (N=122) and their writing performance on IBT TOEFL Examination [r=.34, n=122, p<.05]. During the last phase, the results confirmed typing speed could moderate the relationship between EFL learners’ CALL knowledge and their writing performance. The study offered practical implications for L2 learners, teachers and syllabus designers.


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