An Investigation of EFL Learners` Perceptions towards Establishing a Digital Language Laboratory in a Saudi College



The present research aims at presenting the positive aspects of establishing a digital language laboratory
and validates its impact on the target students’ achievement in English. Learning a foreign language is a
tedious task demanding practice and attention. The language laboratory offers attractive digitalmilieu
besides practice and exposure to the target language to the students pursuing Englishas Foreign
Language (EFL). The audio-video aids in thelanguage labs promote self-regulated and the computer
generated tests would make themready for many entrance exams for the higher education abroad.Hence,
the researcher proposes a lively teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) ambience
with the assistance of computers. The study plans to explore the attitudes of EFL students towards
traditional and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). The participants are the girl students
from English department, College of Arts & Sciences for Girls at Wadi Addawasir in Saudi Arabia. The
methodology adopted in the present study is both qualitative and quantitative method of survey through
questionnaire and semi-interviews among the participants. The findings of the study would assert the
need of introducing Language Laboratory in English program