Keywordscomputer-assisted language learning
vocabulary learning strategies
self-directed vocabulary learning
Full recordShow full item record
AbstractThis paper focuses on whether computer technologies could help to create a better learning environment for FL vocabulary learners in China, activating their utilization of various vocabulary learning strategies and thereby enhancing self-directed vocabulary learning (SDVL). A vocabulary learning system called Learning Vocabulary In Domain was developed especially for this research purpose. In the judgmental analysis, students’ satisfaction levels to the vocabulary learning conditions under the computer-based mode and paper-based mode were statistically compared and discussed. As a result, the CALL mode was more favorable to the students during their self-directed learning. The superiority of CALL was further reinforced by the empirical analysis of comparing the students’ vocabulary performances under the two learning modes.