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Title: Language practice with multimedia supported web-based grammar revision material
Author: Meltem Huri Baturay
Institution: Gazi University
Author: Aysegul Daloglu
Institution: Middle East Technical University
Author: Soner Yildirim
Institution: Middle East Technical University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of elementary-level English language learners towards web-based, multimedia-annotated grammar learning. WEBGRAM, a system designed to provide supplementary web-based grammar revision material, uses audio-visual aids to enrich the contextual presentation of grammar and allows learners to revise target grammatical structures using interactive exercises such as gap-filling, combo-box and drag-and-drop exercises. This study gathered quantitative data on learner satisfaction, attention and participation and qualitative data with regard to the material’s content, visual and instructional design, usability, practicality and effectiveness. The findings indicate that learners enjoyed using the material and developed a positive attitude towards the system.

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