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Ranalli, Jim – CALICO Journal, 2013
This paper describes the design and development of a CALL resource that teaches aspects of word combinability (i.e., grammatical collocation, transitivity, and complementation) to tertiary-level ESL learners by integrating conceptual understanding with related text-analysis and web-based dictionary skills. The resource delivers an automated,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, English (Second Language), Internet
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Kessler, Greg – CALICO Journal, 2013
This article expands upon themes addressed in the 2012 CALICO opening plenary that I delivered at the University of Notre Dame. This extended interpretation allows me the opportunity to further explore the nature of participatory human communication and collaboration and offer some clarification of the proposed instructional model for promoting…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction
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Hsu, Hsiu-Chen – CALICO Journal, 2012
Over the last decade, a small body of SLA research has examined the effects of task planning on L2 production. This research has revealed positive results concerning the effect of pre-task and online planning on oral and written production. However, no studies to date have investigated the joint effects of pre-task and online planning. In…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Predictor Variables, Content Analysis
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Hadjistassou, Stella K. – CALICO Journal, 2012
The goal of this study was to investigate the culturally afforded contradictions that ten advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) learner encountered when they posted their paper topics and exchanged feedback strategies online and contextualized some of these strategies to draft their papers. Using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT),…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Foreign Students, Cultural Influences
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Stevenson, Megan P.; Liu, Min – CALICO Journal, 2010
This paper presents the results of an online survey and a usability test performed on three foreign language learning websites that use Web 2.0 technology. The online survey was conducted to gain an understanding of how current users of language learning websites use them for learning and social purposes. The usability test was conducted to gain…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Internet
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Lee, Lina – CALICO Journal, 2010
Wikis, as one of the Web 2.0 social networking tools, have been increasingly integrated into second language (L2) instruction to promote collaborative writing. This paper reports on a case study involving 35 university students at the beginning level who contributed to wiki pages over a period of 14 weeks. The affordances and constraints of using…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Surveys, Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes
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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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Hong, Kwang Hee; Samimy, Keiko K. – CALICO Journal, 2010
Previous research on blended learning (BL) implementation in L2 instructional settings considers L2 teachers' use of the incorporated CALL modes and learners' attitudes toward the CALL modes as critical factors, among other factors, for achieving successful BL implementation. In the literature, these two factors are suggested to be strongly…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Literacy, Computer Literacy
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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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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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Ranalli, Jim – CALICO Journal, 2009
A large body of research supports the efficacy of learning strategies employed in the acquisition of second language vocabulary. However, research also indicates that many such strategies are underused or misused by learners and, further, that any effort to integrate learner training in the use of such strategies into classroom instruction faces a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Internet
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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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Weinberg, Alysse – CALICO Journal, 2007
In previous publications the author reported on the use of a website dedicated to French songs for an advanced French comprehension course at the university level. The present article analyzes web-tracking data captured from the website over two terms--fall 2003 and winter 2004. The variations in the amount of time students spent working on the…
Descriptors: Internet, French, Gender Differences, Web Sites
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van Olphen, Marcela – CALICO Journal, 2007
This paper describes an analysis of the ideas and attitudes of preservice teachers about the integration of technology into foreign language classroom instruction. Specifically, this study focuses on the usefulness, strengths, and weaknesses of web-based instructional environments (WBIEs) facilitated by course management systems such as WebCT.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Management Systems
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