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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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Kissau, Scott; McCullough, Heather; Pyke, J. Garvey – CALICO Journal, 2010
Second language (L2) instruction in the United States has in recent history experienced significant change. Instead of emphasizing grammatical accuracy, L2 teachers are now asked to focus on developing student communication skills. Furthermore, L2 classrooms are being transformed via the growth of computer-mediated instruction. Traditional,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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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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Jones, Linda C. – CALICO Journal, 2009
This article describes how effectively multimedia learning environments can assist second language (L2) students of different spatial and verbal abilities with listening comprehension and vocabulary learning. In particular, it explores how written and pictorial annotations interacted with high/low spatial and verbal ability learners and thus…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Listening Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary Development
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Villada, Eduardo Garcia – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper provides a critical review of the literature between 1980 and 2005 on the evaluation of resources for computer-assisted language learning (CALL) with a particular emphasis on elementary education. An analysis of that literature indicates that there are a range of approaches to evaluation that have been somewhat monolithic and possibly…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Elementary Education
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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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Lee, Sun-Hee; Jang, Seok Bae; Seo, Sang-Kyu – CALICO Journal, 2009
In this study, we focus on particle errors and discuss an annotation scheme for Korean learner corpora that can be used to extract heuristic patterns of particle errors efficiently. We investigate different properties of particle errors so that they can be later used to identify learner errors automatically, and we provide resourceful annotation…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Patterns, Korean, Computational Linguistics
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Dickinson, Markus; Lee, Chong Min – CALICO Journal, 2009
A crucial question for automatically analyzing learner language is to determine which grammatical information is relevant and useful for learner feedback. Based on knowledge about how learner language varies in its grammatical properties, we propose a framework for reusing analyses found in corpus annotation and illustrate its applicability to…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, 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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Amaral, Luiz A.; Meurers, W. Detmar – CALICO Journal, 2009
Error diagnosis in ICALL typically analyzes learner input in an attempt to abstract and identify indicators of the learner's (mis)conceptions of linguistic properties. For written input, this process usually starts with the identification of tokens that will serve as the atomic building blocks of the analysis. In this paper, we discuss the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Computer Assisted Instruction, Identification, Error Analysis (Language)
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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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Yoon, Su-Youn; Pierce, Lisa; Huensch, Amanda; Juul, Eric; Perkins, Samantha; Sproat, Richard; Hasegawa-Johnson, Mark – CALICO Journal, 2009
This work reports on the construction of a rated database of spontaneous speech produced by second language (L2) learners of English. Spontaneous speech was collected from 28 L2 speakers representing six language backgrounds and five different proficiency levels. Speech was elicited using formats similar to that of the TOEFL iBT and the Speaking…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Databases, English (Second Language), Computational Linguistics
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