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Thouesny, Sylvie – CALICO Journal, 2010
In a project-based approach to teaching a foreign language at the university level, students are often required to participate in several task-based writing activities. In doing so, language learners not only write incorrect forms, but also correct forms of the same structures, both of which provide useful information on their strengths and…
Descriptors: French, College Instruction, Case Studies, Language Proficiency
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Wagner, Joachim; Foster, Jennifer; van Genabith, Josef – CALICO Journal, 2009
A classifier which is capable of distinguishing a syntactically well formed sentence from a syntactically ill formed one has the potential to be useful in an L2 language-learning context. In this article, we describe a classifier which classifies English sentences as either well formed or ill formed using information gleaned from three different…
Descriptors: Sentences, Language Processing, Natural Language Processing, Grammar
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Schwienhorst, Klaus; Borgia, Alexandre – CALICO Journal, 2006
Tandem learning is the collaborative learning partnership of two language learners with complementary language combinations, for example an Irish student learning German and a German student learning English. One of the major principles in tandem learning, apart from reciprocity and learner autonomy, is balanced bilingualism. While learners may…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Assisted Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Learning
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O'Rourke, Breffni – CALICO Journal, 2005
Tandem language learning--a configuration involving pairs of learners with complementary target/native languages--is an underexploited but potentially very powerful use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in second-language pedagogy. Tandem offers the benefits of authentic, culturally grounded interaction, while also promoting a pedagogical…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)