A CALL-Mediated Course to Enhance EFL Pre-Service Teachers' Engagement

A CALL-Mediated Course to Enhance EFL Pre-Service Teachers' Engagement

Sri Rejeki Murtiningsih (Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Fitria Rahmawati (Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2933-0.ch010
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Abstract

It is important for students to be engaged in any given course. For EFL pre-service teachers, being engaged in a course is essential because they can benefit linguistically, cognitively, and pedagogically. The present chapter presents a CALL-mediated course that was able to enhance EFL pre-service teachers' engagement by using Edmodo as its learning platform. Also, this study explores the contributing factors that a CALL-mediated course has towards their engagement. Three EFL pre-service teachers agreed to voluntarily participate in this exploratory study. Through in-depth interviews, they described their engagement and factors affecting their participation. The findings reveal that the EFL pre-service teachers were highly encouraged and inspired to utilize Edmodo and adopt the activities designed for the course. Obstacles and challenges encountered by EFL pre-service teachers are also discussed.
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Efl Pre-Service Teachers In Indonesian Contexts

There has been a high demand for EFL teachers in Indonesia because English is the main foreign language that has been taught in Indonesia for decades. Many EFL teachers in Indonesia have started to shift their paradigm from traditional views of English language teaching to the economic value of English (Manara, 2014). By this, Manara (2014) means that Indonesian EFL teachers have thought about the economic benefits that students can obtain from learning English in today’s globalized Indonesia. Manara’s research implies that integrating CALL in English classes can be one of the solutions to improve the role of English in Indonesia.

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