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Yang, Se Jeong; Yi, Youngjoo – CALICO Journal, 2017
Much of eTandem research has investigated either linguistic or cross-cultural aspects of second language (L2) learning, but relatively little is known about issues of identity construction in an eTandem context. Situating the study within theories and research of language learner identity, we examined ways in which two adult L2 learners (a Korean…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction, Adult Learning, English (Second Language)
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Pereira, Lis; Manguilimotan, Erlyn; Matsumoto, Yuji – CALICO Journal, 2016
One of the challenges of learning Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) is finding the appropriate word for a particular usage. To address this challenge, we developed a collocational aid designed to suggest more appropriate collocations in Japanese. In particular, we address the problem of generating and ranking noun and verb candidates for…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage, Verbs
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Stickler, Ursula; Shi, Lijing – CALICO Journal, 2015
Although online tutorials are becoming commonplace for language teaching, very few studies to date have provided insights into learners' behaviours in synchronous online interactions from their own perspective. This study employs eyetracking technology to investigate ten learners' attention during synchronous online language learning in a…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Attention, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Bustamante, Carolina; Moeller, Aleidine J. – CALICO Journal, 2013
This qualitative case study describes a unique online professional development program utilizing Web 2.0 technologies for teachers of German using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model as a theoretical framework to promote technology literacy, expand German language proficiency and cultural knowledge, and integrate…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflection, Best Practices, Language Proficiency
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Cox, Troy L.; Davies, Randall S. – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study examined the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) scored elicited oral response (EOR) tests to assess the speaking ability of English language learners. It also examined the relationship between ASR-scored EOR and other language proficiency measures and the ability of the ASR to rate speakers without bias to gender or native…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
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Halvorsen, Andy – CALICO Journal, 2012
This mixed-methods study looks at patterns of emoticon usage in adult, ESL student writing. Data are drawn from 13 students and their participation in online discussion forums designed to supplement a traditional ESL writing course. The study conceptualizes computer mediated communication as a hybridized and emergent form which utilizes features…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Discourse Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Hoven, Debra; Palalas, Agnieszka – CALICO Journal, 2011
An exploratory study conducted at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada between 2007 and 2009 investigated language learning with mobile devices as an approach to augmenting ESP learning by taking learning outside the classroom into the real-world context. In common with findings at other community colleges, this study identified inadequate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Listening Skills, Immigrants
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Dikli, Semire – CALICO Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of feedback that English as a Second Language (ESL) students received on their writings either from an automated essay scoring (AES) system or from the teacher. The participants were 12 adult ESL students who were attending an intensive English center at a university in Florida. The drafts of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Scoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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d'Eca, Teresa Almeida; Gonzalez, Dafne – CALICO Journal, 2006
Becoming a Webhead (BaW) is a 6-week free teacher development online workshop, one of the TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVOnline) sessions offered annually as preconvention activities for members and nonmembers of TESOL. The main goal of BaW is to introduce language teachers around the world to different web communication tools and explore the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Mangenot, Francois; Nissen, Elke – CALICO Journal, 2006
Researchers investigating network-based language teaching (NBLT) seldom relate to computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), an important field in educational research which strongly stresses the value of group learning, adopting Vygotskian and Brunerian sociocultural views. As a result, the concept of collaboration is scarcely considered…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Research, Distance Education, Cooperation
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Chiu, Chi-Yen; Savignon, Sandra J. – CALICO Journal, 2006
This paper reports the findings of a case study that explores the relationship between feedback and revision in the online teaching of two EFL adult writers. The model of feedback adopted was one of content-based feedback followed by form-focused feedback in a series of multidraft compositions. A quantitative analysis of minimal terminal units…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)