The Effect of Multimedia Computer Assisted Language Learning (MCALL) on Iranian EFL Learners’ L2 Listening Comprehension

Gholam-Reza Abbasian, Solmaz Movahedfar


The use of technology, especially CALL, in language teaching and learning has received momentum. Additionally, incorporation of multimedia into CALL (MCALL) has opened a new horizon in education in the last decade. To shed more light on the pedagogical implications of MCALL, this study focused on the effect of MCALL on the listening comprehension of intermediate EFL learners. To do so, 30 homogeneous male and female participants were selected from a poll of EFL learners and were randomly assigned into two groups: the experimental and comparison groups. The former received 10 sessions of instruction using the MCALL, while the latter was exposed to the mainstream of conventional method of teaching listening.  T-test analysis of the post-test results revealed a significant difference between the groups as the former group outperformed over the latter one in developing listening comprehension. The findings revealed that the use of MCALL could improve the learners’ listening skill.  


multimedia-CALL, listening comprehension; EFL learners

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