Application of Cognitive and Socio-Cultural Theories in CALL


  • Mustafa Akın Güngör Gazi University
  • Muzeyyen Nazlı Demirbaş Gazi University



Index terms â?? cognitive FLA, socio-cultural theory, the effectiveness of CALL tasks


Since it is quite difficult in traditional learning atmospheres for the learners to be exposed to the target language adequately in foreign language acquisition, CALL in which virtual environment is designed in more appropriate way has given rise. Two main paradigms, cognitive model and socio-cultural theory, have also been adopted in CALL. Moreover, rather than applying one theory, combination of these paradigms is unavoidable. However, application of this combination is challenging in practice, as these two theories have different principles. Furthermore, when it comes to online education, it turns into more challenging process. In this poster this combination is presented with the help of sample applications from Gazi University.

Author Biographies

Mustafa Akın Güngör, Gazi University

Gazi University School of Foreign Languages 06830 Gölba?? / Ankara

Muzeyyen Nazlı Demirbaş, Gazi University

müzeyyen nazl? demirba? Gazi University ELT Department 06500 Teknikokullar / Ankara




How to Cite

Güngör, M. A., & Demirbaş, M. N. (2011). Application of Cognitive and Socio-Cultural Theories in CALL. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 6(2), pp. 33–36.



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