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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
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Ockert, David – CALICO Journal, 2018
This article provides the results of a small exploratory pilot study that tested for the influence of a positive self-review intervention of the successful production of English via a tablet computer on Japanese junior high school students' EFL motives. The Language Learning Orientations Scale-Intrinsic Motivation, Extrinsic Motivation, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Nishio, Tomoe; Nakatsugawa, Masanobu – CALICO Journal, 2018
Drawing from activity theory and its notion of contradictions of various levels, the present study analyzes tensions that emerged during a six-week telecollaborative project between American learners of Japanese (AMU students) and Japanese learners of English (JPU students) regarding expectations and manners of interaction. Transpacific groups of…
Descriptors: North Americans, Japanese, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Rodgers, Michael P. H.; Webb, Stuart – CALICO Journal, 2017
The Multimedia Principle (Fletcher & Tobias, 2005) states that people learn better and comprehend more when words and pictures are presented together. The potential for English language learners to increase their comprehension of video through the use of captions, which graphically display the same language as the spoken dialogue, has been…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology
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Franciosi, Stephan J.; Yagi, Junichi; Tomoshige, Yuuki; Ye, Suying – CALICO Journal, 2016
Recent studies have shown that simulation games may be useful tools for supporting foreign language education. However, much of this research has focused on games using 3D graphic technology, which entail technical requirements that may render them too complex for use in many educational contexts. Accordingly, we wanted to determine if less…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Educational Games, Memory, Quasiexperimental Design
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Stockwell, Glenn; Liu, Yi Chun – CALICO Journal, 2015
Studies investigating the use of mobile technologies when other options are available are still relatively rare in the literature, with the majority of studies requiring that learners use a particular technology, either using their own devices or devices provided by the institution. One exception to this was a study by Stockwell (2010) that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Smith, Karen; Craig, Hana – CALICO Journal, 2013
This action research study evaluates the effectiveness of a CALL Learner Autonomy (CALL LA) course at a Japanese university. The "C course" blends face-to-face instruction and independent study in a CALL environment. It aims to enhance learners' autonomous use of CALL in the acquisition of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). In this…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
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Prichard, Caleb – CALICO Journal, 2013
Recognizing how essential communication technologies have become to language learners, the TESOL Technology Standards Task Force set three goals for learners (Healey et al., 2011): 1) demonstrating skills in technology for a multilingual world, 2) using technology appropriately and ethically, and 3) using and evaluating technology for language…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning
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Dehaan, Jonathan; Johnson, Neil H.; Yoshimura, Noriko; Kondo, Takako – CALICO Journal, 2012
This paper details the use of a free and access-controlled wiki as the learning management system for a four-week teaching module designed to improve the oral communication skills of Japanese university EFL students. Students engaged in repeated experiential learning cycles of planning, doing, observing, and evaluating their performance of a role…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Speech Communication
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Allard, Daniele; Bourdeau, Jacqueline; Mizoguchi, Riichiro – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper addresses the problem of cultural and native language interference in second/foreign language acquisition. More specifically, it examines issues of interference that can be traced to a student's native language and that also have a cultural component. To this effect, an understanding of what actually comprises both interference and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Interference (Language), Cultural Influences
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Oberg, Andrew – CALICO Journal, 2011
In this study, two study methods for the support of acquisition and retention of 10 vocabulary items were compared; one method used representative picture cards and the other a CALL interface. Seventy-one first-year Japanese university students comprising two classes participated in the study. The students studied a practice set of 10 vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Scores, Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Basharina, Olga – CALICO Journal, 2009
This research focuses on the kinds of learning afforded by asynchronous international computer-mediated communication (I-CMC) among Japanese, Mexican, and Russian English language learners and the role of student agency in learning. To find learning evidence, the discourse analysis and content analysis of interaction protocols were conducted in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Processes, Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication
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Koyama, Toshiko; Takeuchi, Osamu – CALICO Journal, 2007
Two empirical studies were conducted in which the differences in Japanese EFL learners' look-up behavior between hand-held electronic dictionaries (EDs) and printed dictionaries (PDs) were investigated. We focus here on the relation between learners' look-up frequency and degree of reading comprehension of the text. In the first study, a total of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Loucky, John Paul – CALICO Journal, 2006
How can one better use modern CALL resources to help language learners to build up a larger target language (TL) vocabulary quickly? A major need that quickly becomes apparent at the intersection of the fields of second language vocabulary acquisition (SLVA) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is the lack of sufficient research with…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Classification, Educational Technology, Vocabulary Development
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Nagata, Noriko – CALICO Journal, 2002
Presents BANZAI, a new intelligent language tutor program that is designed to develop learners' grammatical and sentence production skills in Japanese as well as to instill cultural knowledge about Japan. Illustrates actual lesson plans and sample exercises provided by BANZAI. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Grammar
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