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Akiyama, Yuka; Cunningham, D. Joseph – CALICO Journal, 2018
Telecollaboration is a type of online learning arrangement between geographically distant participants for the development of language and intercultural competence. After two decades of research, it is an apt time to engage in a systematic review of previous studies in the form of a scoping review in order to illuminate the pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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O'Dowd, Robert – CALICO Journal, 2016
This article provides an overview of the most significant emerging trends and tendencies in telecollaborative practice. In order to achieve this, I review the recent literature in the area and I identify recurring themes from the Telecollaboration in Higher Education conference which took place in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland from 21 to 23…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Wang, Shenggao; Vasquez, Camilla – CALICO Journal, 2012
This article reviews current research on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in second language (L2) learning. Its purpose is to investigate the theoretical perspectives framing it, to identify some of the benefits of using Web 2.0 technologies in L2 learning, and to discuss some of the limitations. The review reveals that blogs and wikis have been…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology
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Hamel, Marie-Josee; Caws, Catherine – CALICO Journal, 2010
This article discusses CALL development from both educational and ergonomic perspectives. It focuses on the learner-task-tool interaction, in particular on the aspects contributing to its overall quality, herein called "usability." Two pilot studies are described that were carried out with intermediate to advanced learners of French in two…
Descriptors: Tests, Interaction, Pilot Projects, French
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Schulze, Mathias; Liebscher, Grit – CALICO Journal, 2010
The development of both the materials for an intermediate-level hybrid German writing course and the software in a virtual learning environment for the course may be viewed as activity systems. Viewing the individual components of each system as interrelated enables us to conceptualize the complexities of the development process, which goes well…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Material Development, Courseware, German
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Young, Dolly Jesusita – CALICO Journal, 2008
Replacing face-to-face teaching with online instruction in higher education will become an increasingly attractive strategy for reducing instructional costs. Research on the effectiveness of online instruction, however, is sparse. The purpose of this paper is to present findings of a 2-year study that examined learner outcomes within the context…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Intensive Language Courses
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Shanklin, M. Trevor – CALICO Journal, 2008
This article explores the configuration of a university foreign language lab given the dramatic changes in the last decade with regard to digital recording technology and the web as a basis for social networking. Resources and procedures are described for completing class assignments, making content available, carrying out assessment, including…
Descriptors: Assignments, Language Laboratories, Oral Language, Second Language Learning
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Zabaleta, Francisco – CALICO Journal, 2007
Placing students of a foreign language within a basic language program constitutes an ongoing problem, particularly for large university departments when they have many incoming freshmen and transfer students. This article outlines the author's experience designing and piloting a language placement test for a university level Spanish program. The…
Descriptors: Test Items, Student Placement, Spanish, Transfer Students
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Don, Margaret Rose – CALICO Journal, 2005
This article presents research findings investigating the fundamental characteristics in online Spanish instruction (at the university level in the United States) designed to maximize learning outcomes. The researcher collected data to develop a rubric of the fundamental characteristic in online Spanish instruction and then to determine whether…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Spanish, Online Courses, Second Language Instruction
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Corda, Alessandra; van der Stel, Mieke – CALICO Journal, 2004
The first section of this paper gives a brief overview of the experiences with LAN-based CALL programs for Arabic in the past 7 years at Leiden University (The Netherlands). The second section discusses constraints and technical challenges related to the use of Web-based CALL for Arabic, focusing in particular on a new Web-based CALL application,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages, Internet
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Cziko, Gary A. – CALICO Journal, 2004
Tandem language learning occurs when two learners of different native languages work together to help each other learn the other language. First used in face-to-face contexts, Tandem is now increasingly being used by language-learning partners located in different countries who are linked via various forms of electronic communication, a context…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Languages, Educational Technology
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Bohlke, Olaf – CALICO Journal, 2003
Examines synchronous computer-mediated communication used in a university environment. Compared the level of participation among students and contrasted their written German chatroom discourse with their oral discourse produced in small face-to-face discussion groups. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Loucky, John Paul – CALICO Journal, 2003
Compares various computerized bilingual dictionaries for their relative effectiveness in helping Japanese college students at several language proficiency levels to access new English target vocabulary. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Abrams, Zsuzsanna Ittzes – CALICO Journal, 2003
Reports on a descriptive study with 75 intermediate college learners of German participating in two sessions of synchronous computer mediated communication during the course of a semester that investigated students' flaming behavior--aggressive interpersonal language and rude behavior. Shows that not only is flaming a very infrequent occurrence,…
Descriptors: College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stockwell, Glenn; Harrington, Michael – CALICO Journal, 2003
Research suggests electronic mail can be a powerful motivator for authentic second language (L2) interaction, but little is known about the efficacy of this medium in the development of target language proficiency. This study examines Email exchanges between university learners of Japanese as a foreign language and native Japanese university…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Mail, Higher Education
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