Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Professional Development 

Dr. Meretguly Gurbanov1, Gurbangul Myradowa2, Serdar Atayev3 

Lecturer, Department of Theory and Practice of Translation,  

School of English Language & Literature1 

Head of Department, Senior Lecturer, Department of Turkmen Language2 

Head of Department, Information and Communication Technolgies3 

D. Azadi Turkmen National Institute of World Languages, Ashgabat / TURKMENISTAN 

E-mail Address: [email protected] 

Published: February 22, 2023


In the age of globalization, Computer Assisted Language Learning and Professional Development programs based on this approach became famous. Computer-assisted language Learning (CALL) is an approach to teaching and learning in which the computer and computer-based resources such as the Internet, online programs, and digital applications are used to present, strengthen and evaluate material to be learned. It is an interactive way of education that helps learners attain their goals of learning, at their own pace and ability. This way of education is not only limited to teaching / learning procedures of language, but also to the professional development of language teachers too. This study, being a case study, is based on the practical experience of language teachers in teaching and learning of different languages and their professional development. In this study, classroom observations and follow-up informal interviews were conducted with the participant teachers. The study observed the usefulness of CALL at all stages such as presentation, practice, production and feedback in language teaching /learning. From the point of professional development, the study looked how online programs help language teachers develop professionally. The significance of this study is in highlighting the importance of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Professional Development programs, their relationship, and their benefits on the learners. The results of this study has proved that, Computer Assisted Language Learning and online Professional Development programs are highly useful in higher educational institutions. It also concludes that, the course on Computer Assisted Language Learning is needed for the students of undergraduate programs as this approach widens its scope from language teaching and learning to the search for and the investigation of applications in the field and to online Professional Development programs.  

Keywords: Computer Assisted Language Learning, Professional Development  

DOI: 10.23918/vesal2023v25