Teacher Trainees’ Use of Computer-Mediated Tasks in Teaching English as a Second Language: A Preliminary Study

Misrah Hamisah Mohamed, Mohamed Amin Embi

Abstract


This study is to identify the level of use of technology-mediated tasks amongst teacher trainees during their teaching practicum. This article reports a survey conducted with 63 teacher trainees and a semi-structured interview conducted with nine lecturers in a TESL programme at a Malaysian university. The result of the quantitative and qualitative tools revealed that the majority of the teacher trainees had positive perceptions towards the use of computer-mediated tasks. The thematic analysis revealed that the use of computer-mediated tasks by teacher trainees was also high. The data points to the need for future studies on the level of teacher trainees’ exposure to computer-mediated tasks.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v6n10p166

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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