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Student views on learning grammar with web- and book-based materials

Jarvis, H and Szymczyk, M 2010, 'Student views on learning grammar with web- and book-based materials' , English Language Teaching Journal, 64 (1) , pp. 32-44.

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This paper reports on a study which examined students’ attitudes to learning grammar in autonomous contexts and their preferences for the learning materials with which to do so. In all, 38 students were surveyed and 13 of these then spent some time working in a language resource centre (LRC) with web- and paper-based materials. Students then completed a series of questionnaires concerning what they liked and disliked about the two types of materials. Four participants were then interviewed in more detail about their responses. The data suggest that despite the well-documented advantages of the tutorial role of computers and the notion of the ‘digital native’, participants generally preferred working with paper-based materials. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of this for materials that LRCs stock and for the changing role of computers in self-study contexts

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: English Language Teaching Journal
Publisher: OUP
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0951-0893
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Depositing User: HA Jarvis
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 10:27
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:36

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