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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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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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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – CALICO Journal, 2008
In recent years, many tertiary institutions have been changing their pen-and-paper English placement test practices into computer based ones. In the process of constructing the University of Nicosia (Intercollege) New English Placement Test Online (NEPTON), we discovered how to redesign our test to include the use of technology. The present…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Corbeil, Giselle – CALICO Journal, 2007
This paper examines the difference in learning outcomes between two groups of students, one of which used the "French Tutor," a multimedia package, and the other a textbook to learn the formation and use of two French past tense verbs: the perfect and the imperfect. Unlike the textbook, the "French Tutor" included visual…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Textbooks, Verbs, Morphemes
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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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Ernest, Pauline; Hopkins, Joseph – CALICO Journal, 2006
This paper shares some of the experiences in online coordination and teacher development which have emerged in the English Language Department at the "Universitat Oberta de Catalunya". The advantages and disadvantages of coordination in an asynchronous computer-mediated environment form the backdrop to those issues which we consider to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Educational Environment, Faculty Development
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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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Kabata, Kaori; Wiebe, Grace; Chao, Tracy – CALICO Journal, 2005
This paper discusses issues surrounding the development and implementation of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) at the curriculum- and program-levels. The Japanese program at the University of Alberta has introduced CALL courseware in language courses including those with multiple sections. An evaluation was conducted at the initial…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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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)
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Hew, Soon-Hin; Ohki, Mitsuru – CALICO Journal, 2004
This study examines the effectiveness of imagery and electronic visual feedback in facilitating students' acquisition of Japanese pronunciation skills. The independent variables, animated graphic annotation (AGA) and immediate visual feedback (IVF) were integrated into a Japanese computer-assisted language learning (JCALL) program focused on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Pronunciation Instruction
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