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Bueno Alastuey, Maria Camino – CALICO Journal, 2010
Communicative competence is the ultimate goal of most learners of a second language and intelligible pronunciation a fundamental part of it. Unfortunately, learners often lack the opportunity to explore how intelligible their speech is for different audiences. Our research investigates whether synchronous-voice computer-mediated communication…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Audiences, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
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Ho, Mei-ching; Savignon, Sandra J. – CALICO Journal, 2007
This paper examines the use of face-to-face peer review (FFPR) and computer-mediated peer review (CMPR) in an Asian English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) academic writing context. The participants were 33 English majors from a university of science and technology in Taiwan, a new type of school offering 2-year associate degree programs in foreign…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Writing (Composition), Peer Evaluation, Associate Degrees
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Lewis, Tim – CALICO Journal, 2006
This article is aimed at educators who find themselves facing the need to develop their e-teaching skills, with little or no formal training or institutional support. It explores how this can be achieved using the notion of "teacher autonomy" in combination with standard professional development measures for language teachers. The…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Educational Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Professional Autonomy
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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)