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Cohen, Andrew D.; Pinilla-Herrera, Angela; Thompson, Jonathan R.; Witzig, Lance E. – CALICO Journal, 2011
After a brief introduction to language learner strategies and grammar strategies as a subcategory, it is pointed out that research on the use of grammar strategies by learners of a second language (L2) has been limited. The article then describes the construction of a website with strategies for learning and performing Spanish grammar, with a…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Dickinson, Markus; Lee, Chong Min – CALICO Journal, 2009
A crucial question for automatically analyzing learner language is to determine which grammatical information is relevant and useful for learner feedback. Based on knowledge about how learner language varies in its grammatical properties, we propose a framework for reusing analyses found in corpus annotation and illustrate its applicability to…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning
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Cardenas-Claros, Monica S.; Gruba, Paul A. – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper is a systematic review of research investigating help options in the different language skills in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). In this review, emerging themes along with is-sues affecting help option research are identified and discussed. We argue that help options in CALL are application resources that do not only seem…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Linguistic Theory
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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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Lafford, Barbara A.; Lafford, Peter A.; Sykes, Julie – CALICO Journal, 2007
Despite the problems presented by lexical errors in second language (L2) communication, most computer assisted language learning (CALL) programs tend to focus on the acquisition of grammar points rather than on the development of the L2 lexicon. In addition, CALL vocabulary tasks are typically limited in scope and mechanical in nature, covering…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Grammar, Cognitive Psychology
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Herron, Carol; York, Holly; Corrie, Cathleen; Cole, Steven P. – CALICO Journal, 2006
This study compared a story-based video instructional package, with a feature-length film as its focus, to a text-based program. It explored the effectiveness of each approach to enhance the listening and grammar performances of intermediate-level college French students. Twenty-seven students at two institutions participated. A pretest-posttest…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Films, Listening Skills, French
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Scida, Emily E.; Saury, Rachel E. – CALICO Journal, 2006
The University of Virginia's (UVA) Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese created two new hybrid courses for elementary Spanish which supplement 3 hours a week of class time with 2 hours of mandatory, web-based practice activities to respond to a need to make better use of personnel resources at the university. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: Internet, Drills (Practice), Teaching Assistants, Pilot Projects
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Fiori, Melissa L. – CALICO Journal, 2005
This article reviews the findings of a study which set out to examine the role that consciousness raising (CR) plays in grammatical development in synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC). Students participated in weekly SCMC sessions. Spanish L2 forms "por/para" and "ser/estar" were chosen, and the data from two groups--form-and-meaning…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Social Behavior, Verbs
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Ene, Estela; Gortler, Senta E.; McBride, Kara – CALICO Journal, 2005
This paper investigates the impact that a teacher's virtual presence--or lack thereof--has on students' chat behavior with regard to error correction, uptake, target language use, and on-task behavior. The data come from beginning German students engaged in pair and small-group chatting activities at a major American university. Transcripts from…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Participation, Student Surveys, German
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Blomeyer, Jr., Robert L. – CALICO Journal, 1984
Suggests that effects of microcomputers on foreign language learning and education depends to a large extent on social and educational contexts within which they are imbedded. It is maintained that teachers themselves are the ultimate agents of educational improvement and change and thus must be continually provided with information and resources…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Grammar, Modern Language Curriculum