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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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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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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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Thorne, Steven L.; Payne, J. Scott – CALICO Journal, 2005
This article describes the evolution of communication technologies, accompanying transformations in everyday communicative activity, and pedagogical possibilities these tools support in second and foreign language (L2) settings. We begin with an overview of synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) and uses of the Internet to mediate…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Intercultural Communication, Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Salaberry, M. Rafael – CALICO Journal, 1996
Reviews pedagogical claims of computer assisted language learning (CALL), multimedia applications and outcomes, and new research in second language acquisition. Findings reveal that computer mediated communication gives second language learners the opportunity to enhance their learning experience. (88 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication