This cross-cultural qualitative study investigated the attitudes and perceptions of language students towards computer-assisted language learning (CALL). We examined the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of CALL in language education according to Iranian and Spanish students’ perceptions and attitudes. In addition, we found out the differences between Iranian and Spanish language students’ perceptions and attitudes towards CALL. The participants were 237 language students, and the researchers applied an online 10 open-ended question instrument for data collection and a SWOT analysis for data analysis. The findings of the content analysis revealed that many language students in Iran and Spain approved that CALL provides a wide range of tools, resources and materials for language learning. Among many pedagogical implications, this study suggests more CALL programs in order to enhance students’ CALL literacy.
Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Cross-Cultural Study, Delphi Methodology, Qualitative Study, SWOT analysis, Attitudes, Perceptions
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Tafazoli, D., Gómez Parra, M., & Huertas-Abril, C. (2020). A Cross-Cultural Qualitative Study on Students’ Attitudes towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning. The Qualitative Report, 25(7), 1841-1855. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss7/7