Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


Date of this Version

Spring 4-15-2013


Wang, N. (2013). Students' perspectives from a learner-centered CALL class: A report of the research of the technology-based Chinese class in O'Neill high school . (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Available from: Digital Commons.


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, Under the Supervision of Professor Jenelle Reeves. Lincoln Nebraska: May, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 Nan Wang


This thesis explores the implications of integrating CALL (computer assisted language learning) into a high school level Chinese II language classroom in O’Neill High School at O’Neill, Nebraska. This thesis reflects the findings of a case study of four high school students and their responses to CALL in the classroom. The study integrates interviews, surveys and data collected from education websites the teacher added to the teaching strategy to test students’ learning skills on listening, speaking, reading and writing. The main purpose of this study was to collect students’ perspectives from a student-centered computer assisted language learning class. The study implies that CALL in the classroom can help foreign language learners to gain confidence, practical practice and encouraged self-directed learning. The study also implies that CALL can be adapted to many different classroom situations. The author argues in favor of integrating technology into the language classroom.

Adviser: Jenelle Reeves