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Mahfouz, Safi Mahmoud – CALICO Journal, 2010
English foreign language learners generally tend to consider email exchanges with native speakers (NSs) as an effective tool for improving their foreign language proficiency. This study investigated Jordanian university students' perceptions of using email exchanges with native English keypals (NEKs) for improving their writing competency. A…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, Native Speakers
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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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Stickler, Ursula; Hampel, Regine – CALICO Journal, 2010
This case study focuses on two learners who took part in an intensive online German course offered to intermediate level students in the Department of Languages of the Open University. The course piloted the use of a Moodle-based virtual learning environment and a range of new online tools which lend themselves to different types of language…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Speech, Open Universities
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Caws, Catherine – CALICO Journal, 2008
This paper discusses issues surrounding the development of a learning object repository (FLORE) for teaching and learning French at the postsecondary level. An evaluation based on qualitative and quantitative data was set up in order to better assess how second-language (L2) students in French perceived the integration of this new repository into…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), French, Teaching Methods, Second Language 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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Banados, Emerita – CALICO Journal, 2006
Faced with the need to teach English to a large number of students, the "Universidad de Concepcion," Chile, has created an innovative Communicative English Program using ICT, which is made up of four modules covered in four academic terms. The English program aims to develop integrated linguistic skills with a focus on learning for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Curriculum, Computer Software, Foreign Countries
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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)