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Anwaruddin, Sardar M. – CALICO Journal, 2019
The article is concerned with teaching language by utilizing social media from a social justice perspective. It makes an argument for taking a dialogic approach to pedagogy based on serendipity and contingent scaffolding. The article is inspired by a small but growing body of literature known as Critical Computer-Assisted Language Learning. First,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Media, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Cotos, Elena; Pendar, Nick – CALICO Journal, 2016
This paper reports on the development of an analysis engine for the Research Writing Tutor (RWT), an AWE program designed to provide genre and discipline-specific feedback on the functional units of research article discourse. Unlike traditional NLP-based applications that categorize complete documents, the analyzer categorizes every sentence in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Classification, Rhetoric, Writing Evaluation
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Vorobel, Oksana; Kim, Deoksoon – CALICO Journal, 2012
In this paper, we review empirical research on language teaching at a distance, published between 2005 and 2010. After compiling a list of journals, we went through a multi-stage process of analyzing relevant studies. This overview of research is based on twenty-four articles. The content analysis of research studies led our inquiry on topics…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Content Analysis, Distance Education, Second Language Learning
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Heift, Trude – CALICO Journal, 2010
This article discusses the development and functionalities of an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) system. By way of example, we describe "E-Tutor", an ICALL system for L2 learners of German that has been in use for a decade. Based on advancements in technology, user studies with L2 learners of German as well as feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Use Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Nagata, Noriko – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper discusses several design issues in the development of a new online Japanese textbook, called "Robo-Sensei: Japanese Curriculum with Automated Feedback". When it is completed, the new online textbook will present a full Japanese curriculum. It extends a previously published online software program, "Robo-Sensei: Personal Japanese Tutor"…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Otto, Sue E. K. – CALICO Journal, 2010
In this article, the author describes a series of projects that James Pusack and the author engaged in together, a number of them to develop CALL authoring tools. With their shared love of technology and dedication to language teaching and learning, they embarked on a long and immensely enjoyable career in CALL during which each project evolved…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, German, Teaching Methods
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Levy, Mike; Kennedy, Claire – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper considers the design and development of CALL materials with the aim of achieving an optimal mix between in-class and out-of-class learning in the context of teaching Italian at an Australian university. The authors discuss three projects in relation to the following themes: (a) conceptions of the in-class/out-of-class relationship, (b)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lys, Franziska – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper chronicles the development of Drehort Neubrandenburg Online, an interactive, content-rich audiovisual language learning environment based on documentary film material shot on location in Neubrandenburg, Germany, in 1991 and 2002 and aimed at making language learning more interactive and more real. The paper starts with the description…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Internet, Second Language Learning
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Gamon, Michael; Leacock, Claudia; Brockett, Chris; Dolan, William B.; Gao, Jianfeng; Belenko, Dmitriy; Klementiev, Alexandre – CALICO Journal, 2009
In this paper we present a system for automatic correction of errors made by learners of English. The system has two novel aspects. First, machine-learned classifiers trained on large amounts of native data and a very large language model are combined to optimize the precision of suggested corrections. Second, the user can access real-life web…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Error Correction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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De Felice, Rachele; Pulman, Stephen – CALICO Journal, 2009
In this article, we present an approach to the automatic correction of preposition errors in L2 English. Our system, based on a maximum entropy classifier, achieves average precision of 42% and recall of 35% on this task. The discussion of results obtained on correct and incorrect data aims to establish what characteristics of L2 writing prove…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Form Classes (Languages), Error Correction, Second Language Learning
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Nagata, Noriko – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper presents a new version of Robo-Sensei's NLP (Natural Language Processing) system which updates the version currently available as the software package "ROBO-SENSEI: Personal Japanese Tutor" (Nagata, 2004). Robo-Sensei's NLP system includes a lexicon, a morphological generator, a word segmentor, a morphological parser, a syntactic…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Natural Language Processing
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Blanchard, Alexia; Kraif, Olivier; Ponton, Claude – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper presents a "didactic triangulation" strategy to cope with the problem of reliability of NLP applications for computer-assisted language learning (CALL) systems. It is based on the implementation of basic but well mastered NLP techniques and puts the emphasis on an adapted gearing between computable linguistic clues and didactic features…
Descriptors: Spelling, Educational Technology, Natural Language Processing, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Napolitano, Diane M.; Stent, Amanda – CALICO Journal, 2009
Writing assistance systems, from simple spelling checkers to more complex grammar and readability analyzers, can be helpful aids to nonnative writers of English. However, many writing assistance systems have two disadvantages. First, they are not designed to encourage skills learning and independence in their users; instead, users may begin to use…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine – CALICO Journal, 2009
We built a natural language processing (NLP) system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sentences, Grammar, Writing Processes
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Thorne, Steven L.; Reinhardt, Jonathon – CALICO Journal, 2008
In this article we propose the pedagogical model "bridging activities" to address advanced foreign language proficiency in the context of existing and emerging internet communication and information tools and communities. The article begins by establishing the need for language and genre-focused activities at the advanced level that attend to the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Metalinguistics, Second Languages
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