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Anwaruddin, Sardar M. – CALICO Journal, 2019
The article is concerned with teaching language by utilizing social media from a social justice perspective. It makes an argument for taking a dialogic approach to pedagogy based on serendipity and contingent scaffolding. The article is inspired by a small but growing body of literature known as Critical Computer-Assisted Language Learning. First,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Media, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Song, Rayoung – CALICO Journal, 2019
Given the importance of the blogosphere for autonomous language learning, many studies on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) have vigorously investigated the use of blogs in language learning. Noticeably lacking in these endeavors are investigations of language learners' social engagement with others in online spaces to define and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Hellmich, Emily A. – CALICO Journal, 2019
Despite its numerous benefits and potentialities for language learning and teaching, digital technology can also play a role in creating and maintaining inequality. While critical CALL often focuses on micro-level issues and contexts, macro-level perspectives, including discourses, are also essential to consider: From ecological and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
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Blume, Carolyn – CALICO Journal, 2019
While digital gameplaying is increasingly recognized for its potential for language learning, its use among English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in both leisure and pedagogical contexts is comparatively meagre. Assumptions regarding the appropriate nature of schooling on the one hand and appropriate leisure pursuits on the other mediate…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Games
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McCrocklin, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2019
Although early ASR-based dictation programs were criticized for lack of accuracy and explicit feedback for L2 pronunciation practice, teachers and researchers have shown renewed interest. However, little is known about student reactions to ASRbased dictation practice. This qualitative study examines student perspectives, identifying advantages and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Hubbard, Philip; Colpaert, Josef – CALICO Journal, 2019
From its beginnings, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has been widely seen as an enterprise that draws on inputs from multiple disciplines. Scholars tracking the development of such enterprises in other domains have developed generally accepted terminology distinguishing concepts of multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aslan, Erhan; Ciftci, Hatime – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study presents a synthesis of empirical research reporting on learners' perceptions about the effectiveness of CMC in EFL/ESL writing classes. Conducting a multi-stage systematic review, we analyzed 52 scholarly research articles published between 2000 and 2016. Our findings indicate that while learners perceive linguistic benefits from…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Fornara, Fabrizio; Lomicka, Lara – CALICO Journal, 2019
In this paper, we attempt to investigate the pedagogical value of visual social media platforms, specifically Instagram, for the development of the online social presence of language classes. Students in intermediate university-level French and Italian classes used Instagram for a six-week period to reply to a series of questions prompted by the…
Descriptors: Role, Social Media, French, Italian
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Wang, Yangting – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study investigated the effects of different types of captions on English as a Foreign Language Learners' (EFL) vocabulary learning and comprehension. Eighty students in a Chinese university participated. Students were divided into four groups with two classes of freshmen, one class of juniors, and one class of graduate students. Each group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Television
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Ozawa, Shinya – CALICO Journal, 2019
The effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can have positive effects on the development of learners' English abilities. To what degree it is effective is partly determined by learners' characteristics in ICT use. However, these characteristics have not yet been sufficiently discussed in Japan. This study, then, explored…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Online Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning