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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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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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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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Chun, Dorothy M. – CALICO Journal, 2007
Anyone who has ever tried to surf knows that it is not easy to actually catch a wave. A person has to paddle the surfboard out to where the waves are and work on his/her timing and paddle fast enough to catch the wave. In this article, the author chooses the surfing metaphor in accordance with the theme of the 2006 CALICO conference at the…
Descriptors: Internet, Researchers, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Hegelheimer, Volker; Fisher, David – CALICO Journal, 2006
English language learners are frequently unable to benefit from the prevailing process-writing approaches due to a lack of grammar and vocabulary knowledge relevant to academic writing. This paper describes how the need for explicit grammar instruction as part of preparing students to write can be addressed by using a collection of learner texts…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Internet
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Rilling, Sarah; Dahlman, Anne; Dodson, Sarah; Boyles, Claire; Pazvant, Ozlem – CALICO Journal, 2005
This paper integrates the theory and practice of computer pedagogies in a variety of language courses, all stemming from participation in a graduate level course on computers in language teaching. First, the graduate level preservice CALL course is described, focusing on how connections between theory and practice were developed. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Distance Education, Computer Simulation
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Weinberg, Alysse – CALICO Journal, 2005
The "Les Chansons de la francophonie" web site is based on French songs and was developed using HTML and JavaScript for the advanced French Comprehension Course at the Second Language Institute of the University of Ottawa. These interactive listening activities include true-false and multiple-choice questions, fill in the blanks,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Listening, Internet
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Corda, Alessandra; van der Stel, Mieke – CALICO Journal, 2004
The first section of this paper gives a brief overview of the experiences with LAN-based CALL programs for Arabic in the past 7 years at Leiden University (The Netherlands). The second section discusses constraints and technical challenges related to the use of Web-based CALL for Arabic, focusing in particular on a new Web-based CALL application,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages, Internet
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Bush, Michael D.; Browne, Jeremy M. – CALICO Journal, 2004
Reporting in 1971 on research related to computer-based methods for teaching the Arabic writing system, Bunderson and Abboud cited the potential that computers have for language learning, a largely unfulfilled potential even in 2004. After a review of the relevant historical background for the justification of computer-aided language learning…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Written Language, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
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Cahill, Danielle; Catanzaro, Diane – CALICO Journal, 1997
Outlines a method for teaching a college-level introductory second-language course entirely online, using a distance learning approach that incorporates electronic messaging, multimedia, World Wide Web, and Internet assignments. The course structure, pedagogical issues, and one university's experience with on-line courseware discussed, and student…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Outcomes Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Nelson, Terri; Oliver, Walter – CALICO Journal, 1999
Describes the design and testing process that resulted in the production of "Un Meurtre a Cinet" and "Un Misterio en Toluca," two role-playing applications that ask students of French and Spanish to collaborate to solve a murder mystery using e-mail, listservs, and a culturally-rich Web site. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Courseware, Electronic Mail