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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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Aslan, Erhan; Ciftci, Hatime – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study presents a synthesis of empirical research reporting on learners' perceptions about the effectiveness of CMC in EFL/ESL writing classes. Conducting a multi-stage systematic review, we analyzed 52 scholarly research articles published between 2000 and 2016. Our findings indicate that while learners perceive linguistic benefits from…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Wilken, Jayme Lynn – CALICO Journal, 2018
Learner perceptions toward and utilization of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation (AWE) program were investigated in an Intensive English Program (IEP) class. This small case study focused on two Chinese students who responded to weekly surveys, semi-structured interviews, and screen capture videos of their revisions over a…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Student Surveys
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Sauro, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2017
This article provides a narrative overview of research on online fan practices for language and literacy learning, use, and identity work. I begin with an introduction to online fan communities and common fan practices found in these online affinity spaces, the best known of which is fan fiction, fictional writing that reinterprets and remixes the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Fiction, Teaching Methods
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Li, Zhi; Feng, Hui-Hsien; Saricaoglu, Aysel – CALICO Journal, 2017
This classroom-based study employs a mixed-methods approach to exploring both short-term and long-term effects of Criterion feedback on ESL students' development of grammatical accuracy. The results of multilevel growth modeling indicate that Criterion feedback helps students in both intermediate-high and advanced-low levels reduce errors in eight…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Criterion Referenced Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Tests
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Kozar, Olga – CALICO Journal, 2016
Private online language tutoring is growing in popularity. An important prerequisite for development of effective pedagogies in this context is a good understanding of how different modalities can be combined. This study provides a detailed account of how several experienced private online teachers use text chat in their Skype-based English…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Videoconferencing, Teleconferencing, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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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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Quixal, Martí; Meurers, Detmar – CALICO Journal, 2016
The paper tackles a central question in the field of Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL): How can language learning tasks be conceptualized and made explicit in a way that supports the pedagogical goals of current Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and at the same time provides an explicit characterization of the Natural…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction, Natural Language Processing
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Ma, Hong; Slater, Tammy – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study utilized a theory proposed by Mohan, Slater, Luo, and Jaipal (2002) regarding the Developmental Path of Cause to investigate AWE score use in classroom contexts. This "path" has the potential to support validity arguments because it suggests how causal linguistic features can be organized in hierarchical order. Utilization of…
Descriptors: Scores, Automation, Writing Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing
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Feng, Hui-Hsien; Saricaoglu, Aysel; Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny – CALICO Journal, 2016
Thanks to natural language processing technologies, computer programs are actively being used not only for holistic scoring, but also for formative evaluation of writing. CyWrite is one such program that is under development. The program is built upon Second Language Acquisition theories and aims to assist ESL learners in higher education by…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Grammar, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Sha; Kunnan, Antony John – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study investigated the application of "WriteToLearn" on Chinese undergraduate English majors' essays in terms of its scoring ability and the accuracy of its error feedback. Participants were 163 second-year English majors from a university located in Sichuan province who wrote 326 essays from two writing prompts. Each paper was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Collentine, Joseph; Collentine, Karina – CALICO Journal, 2015
Conceptual replication within a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment provides an understanding of the generalizability of second language acquisition (SLA) research (Porte, 2013; Smith & Schulze, 2013). The present study replicates Collentine (1998a), a classroom-based experiment framed within a larger discussion on the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Strobl. Carola – CALICO Journal, 2014
Can online collaboration yield a positive effect on academic writing in a foreign language? If so, what exactly is the added value, compared to individual writing, and (how) does it translate to better output? These are the central questions addressed in this paper. L2 writing research has long highlighted the benefits of collaboration in terms of…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Samburskiy, Denis; Quah, Joy – CALICO Journal, 2014
This design-based research study investigates the instructional moves employed by novice online tutors to provide form-focused feedback to Belorussian college-level English language learners during written interactions in an online asynchronous language course. The investigation focused on the amount and effectiveness of implicit and explicit…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Language Teachers
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