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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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    Abstract

    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: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > 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: 20 Aug 2013 17:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2692

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