2007 | 43 | 1 | 5-23
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Cooperative vs. Individual Learning of Oral Skills in a Call Environment

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This study aimed at exploring the effectiveness of two computer-based techniques, cooperative and individual learning, for teaching and learning oral skills - listening and speaking. It was also concerned with investigating students' attitude towards using CALL approach and techniques for teaching oral skills. The sample of the study consisted of four groups. The first one studied oral skills according to the cooperative computer technique, and the second group was taught via the individual computer technique. The third group studied according to the cooperative traditional technique, while the fourth group used the individual traditional technique. The findings of the study which is based on a limited number of participants showed that the cooperative computer technique was found to be a functional method for learning and teaching oral skills. The survey conducted in this study also indicated that students had a positive attitude towards using CALL approach and the cooperative computer technique. As a result, it is recommended to integrate CALL approach into the oral skill curriculum.
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  • King Saud University, Riyadh
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