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McCrocklin, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2019
Although early ASR-based dictation programs were criticized for lack of accuracy and explicit feedback for L2 pronunciation practice, teachers and researchers have shown renewed interest. However, little is known about student reactions to ASRbased dictation practice. This qualitative study examines student perspectives, identifying advantages and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Trace, Jonathan; Brown, James Dean; Rodriguez, Julio – CALICO Journal, 2018
This study examines how technology is perceived by different stakeholder groups in The Language Flagship programs. We administered questionnaires to three stakeholder groups: 14 directors, 34 instructors, and 100 learners at a variety of institutions with three goals: (a) to investigate what technologies the directors, instructors, and learners…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Administrator Attitudes
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Nishio, Tomoe; Nakatsugawa, Masanobu – CALICO Journal, 2018
Drawing from activity theory and its notion of contradictions of various levels, the present study analyzes tensions that emerged during a six-week telecollaborative project between American learners of Japanese (AMU students) and Japanese learners of English (JPU students) regarding expectations and manners of interaction. Transpacific groups of…
Descriptors: North Americans, Japanese, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando – CALICO Journal, 2017
The widespread growth in availability and use of smartphones and tablets has facilitated an unprecedented avalanche of new software applications with language learning and teaching capabilities. However, little has been published in terms of effective design and evaluation of language learning apps. This article reviews current research about the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Computer Oriented Programs
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Gao, Yang; Hanna, Barbara E. – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of teaching pronunciation with instructional software to a cohort of Chinese learners of English aged 13 to 16 at lower-intermediate level. It also explores the relationship between learners' attitudes towards pronunciation and their pronunciation learning. Participants were 60 students at a language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cotos, Elena; Pendar, Nick – CALICO Journal, 2016
This paper reports on the development of an analysis engine for the Research Writing Tutor (RWT), an AWE program designed to provide genre and discipline-specific feedback on the functional units of research article discourse. Unlike traditional NLP-based applications that categorize complete documents, the analyzer categorizes every sentence in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Classification, Rhetoric, Writing Evaluation
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Garrett-Rucks, Paula; Howles, Les; Lake, William M. – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study extends current research about L2 hypermedia texts by investigating the combined use of audiovisual features including: (a) Contextualized images, (b) rollover translations, (c) cultural information, (d) audio explanations and (e) comprehension check exercises. Specifically, student perceptions of hypermedia readings compared to…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Liakin, Denis; Cardoso, Walcir; Liakina, Natallia – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study investigates the acquisition of the L2 French vowel /y/ in a mobile-assisted learning environment, via the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR). Particularly, it addresses the question of whether ASR-based pronunciation instruction using a mobile device can improve the production and perception of French /y/. Forty-two elementary…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Telecommunications
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Link, Stephanie; Dursun, Ahmet; Karakaya, Kadir; Hegelheimer, Volker – CALICO Journal, 2014
In the past decade, a new wave of writing assessment has evolved as a result of advances in computer technology, highlighting the potential of automated writing evaluation (AWE) in the L2 writing curriculum (Warschauer & Ware, 2006). Today's innovative AWE programs offer ESL instructors promising solutions for providing immediate feedback and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Evaluation, Technology Integration, College Faculty
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Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Suzuki, Satomi – CALICO Journal, 2013
Although distance language education has been widely adopted in university learning, very few researchers to date have looked at off-screen behaviors of second/foreign language learners in their physical environments while they engage in synchronous (real-time) online courses. This study examined one focal student's off-screen behaviors while…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Distance Education, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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Cox, Troy L.; Davies, Randall S. – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study examined the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) scored elicited oral response (EOR) tests to assess the speaking ability of English language learners. It also examined the relationship between ASR-scored EOR and other language proficiency measures and the ability of the ASR to rate speakers without bias to gender or native…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
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Yanguas, Inigo – CALICO Journal, 2012
The present study adds to the computer-mediated communication (CMC) literature by exploring oral learner-to-learner interaction using Skype, a free and widely used Internet software program. In particular, this task-based study has a two-fold goal. Firstly, it explores possible differences between two modes of oral CMC (audio and video) and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Listening Comprehension, Research Design, Computer Mediated Communication
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East, Martin; King, Chris – CALICO Journal, 2012
In the listening component of the IELTS examination candidates hear the input once, delivered at "normal" speed. This format for listening can be problematic for test takers who often perceive normal speed input to be too fast for effective comprehension. The study reported here investigated whether using computer software to slow down…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Tests, High Stakes Tests, Computer Software
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Cotos, Elena – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper presents an empirical evaluation of automated writing evaluation (AWE) feedback used for L2 academic writing teaching and learning. It introduces the Intelligent Academic Discourse Evaluator (IADE), a new web-based AWE program that analyzes the introduction section to research articles and generates immediate, individualized, and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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