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Dr. Esther Chikaodi Anyanwu

The digital age has affected our everyday life in general and education in particular. Generally speaking, computer-mediated communication (CMC) has altered the way we write, the genres we use, information transmission, the teaching and learning process The study adopted the survey research design using questionnaires as instruments of data collection. It assessed the level of availability of computer in tertiary institutions in Anambra State of Nigeria, it’s extent of application by English language lecturers, strategies for improving computer application in second language writing, the motivational capacities of different aspects of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and the factors that militate against computer-assisted English language writing. There was a 100% availability of computers in all the sampled tertiary institutions, a low rate of application by second language lecturers—Tansian University (5%), Anambra State University (20%), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (16.61%), College of Education, Umunze (10%) and federal Polytechnic, Oko (15%). Majority of the study participants (Tansian University 95%, Anambra State University 90%, Nnamdi Azikiwe University 88.89%, College of Education 80%, Federal Polytechnic 90%) opted for language laboratory as a better strategy for improving computer application. It also showed that majority of the respondents were motivated by word processing—Tansian University-75%, Anambra State University—85%, Nnamdi Azikiwe University---88.89%, College of Education, Umunze---80% and federal polytechnic, Oko---90%. It recommended, inter alia, that tertiary institutions in Anambra state and Nigeria should procure more computer sets for the teaching and learning of English language writing.