Adaptation of English Teachers to the Use of CALL in Technical Secondary Schools in Nyanza District, Rwanda, and Its Implications on Students’ Performance in English

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https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet.5.2.41

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Adaptation, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, English, Performance, Technical Secondary Schools

Abstract

In some Rwandan schools, the use of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in English teaching has influenced students' English performance. In technical secondary schools, language teachers have begun utilizing new technologies as pedagogical tools to enhance students' English performance. The current study investigates how teachers adapt to the use of CALL and its implications for students' performance in English subjects in some Rwandan technical secondary schools. Sociocultural theory in language teaching guided this investigation. It used a descriptive research design with a sample of 24 English teachers from Nyanza Technical Secondary Schools. This study utilized a census of all 24 English teachers. Data were collected using questionnaires in the form of a Likert scale. Descriptive analyses indicate that 91% of respondents have a positive attitude towards CALL. The findings show that teachers of English use CALL in teaching English, which affects students’ performance in English. The inferential analysis results show a P value of 0.020, which is lower than the significant correction of 0.05. Therefore, the study findings confirm the teachers’ positive attitude towards CALL. According to the research, the Rwanda TVET Board should train new teachers and continue updating existing English teachers with new CALL technologies.

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2024-05-21

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Ndahayo, J., Ndabuli, M., Uwera, S., & Ruhumuriza, G. (2024). Adaptation of English Teachers to the Use of CALL in Technical Secondary Schools in Nyanza District, Rwanda, and Its Implications on Students’ Performance in English. African Journal of Empirical Research, 5(2), 486–494. https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet.5.2.41