Enhancing Writing Performance of Iranian EFL University Students in the Light of Using Computer Assisted Language Learning

  • Mustapha Hajebi Department of Education, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Keywords: E-Learning, communication technologies, CALL, writing skill, EFL learning, proficiency


The purpose of this research is to improve the performance of Iranian EFL students writing process model based on technology to see computer software checked the grammar, punctuation, spelling and the performance of students. So there is in need of different conditions to design protocols for using computer assisted language learning to improve students’ performance. A quantitative method including pre- test and post -test followed in this study. The study lasted for four weeks with naturalistic use of computer software in the writing instruction of experimental group to check the performance of students based on using computer assisted language learning. The present study involves various techniques in writing performance in contrast with other traditional methods. Computer assisted language learning was employed to compare and assess the writing performance. The results of the study support the idea that word processors improve the EFL learners’ writing mechanism. Computer assisted language learning gives best path for the writing performance of students and also decreases mistakes in writings. This research provides recommendable performance for EFL learners, EFL teachers to adopt the technique in their classes to advance their students' language learning. Therefore, a comparison of the results after the next course cycle will then allow to impose the effects of enhancing writing performance, which would not be possible without using computer assisted language learning approach.

Paired Samples T-test for Pre-test and Post-test of Writing Performance in Two Groups