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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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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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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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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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Chiu, Chi-Yen; Savignon, Sandra J. – CALICO Journal, 2006
This paper reports the findings of a case study that explores the relationship between feedback and revision in the online teaching of two EFL adult writers. The model of feedback adopted was one of content-based feedback followed by form-focused feedback in a series of multidraft compositions. A quantitative analysis of minimal terminal units…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)