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Wang, Yangting – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study investigated the effects of different types of captions on English as a Foreign Language Learners' (EFL) vocabulary learning and comprehension. Eighty students in a Chinese university participated. Students were divided into four groups with two classes of freshmen, one class of juniors, and one class of graduate students. Each group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Television
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Ozawa, Shinya – CALICO Journal, 2019
The effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can have positive effects on the development of learners' English abilities. To what degree it is effective is partly determined by learners' characteristics in ICT use. However, these characteristics have not yet been sufficiently discussed in Japan. This study, then, explored…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Online Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sydorenko, Tetyana; Hsieh, Ching-Ni; Ahn, Seongmee; Arnold, Nike – CALICO Journal, 2017
A significant body of research has examined language learners' attitudes toward particular technologies used in foreign language classrooms. However, literature is scarce on foreign language learners' beliefs toward computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in general. To narrow this gap, we investigated the constructs that compose a system of…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Wang, Shenggao; Vásquez, Camilla – CALICO Journal, 2014
This quasi-experimental study examined whether there was any difference in the quantity and quality of the written texts produced by two groups (N = 18) of intermediate Chinese language learners. Over one semester, students in the experimental (E) group wrote weekly updates and comments in Chinese on a designated Facebook group page, while…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Jing – CALICO Journal, 2014
This study is aimed at identifying reading strategies of beginning learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) with and without a pop-up dictionary and at determining if learners retain the reading comprehension gained from using the dictionary. Beginning CFL learners at a Midwestern university answered questions about their reading strategies…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dictionaries, Educational Technology, Second Language Learning
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Taylor, Alan – CALICO Journal, 2014
This study challenges the assertion that an increase in L1 glossing results in more L2 reading comprehension. The results of this study, a quantitative meta-analysis, indicate that there is a significant difference (p = 0.04) in L2 reading comprehension between groups based on how much L1 glossing is provided. It was found that the group with the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis
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Taylor, Alan M. – CALICO Journal, 2013
CALL glossing in first language (L1) or second language (L2) texts has been shown by previous studies to be more effective than traditional, paper-and-pen L1 glossing. Using a pool of studies with much more statistical power and more accurate results, this meta-analysis demonstrates more precisely the degree to which CALL L1 glossing can be more…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Native Language, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Heiser, Sarah; Stickler, Ursula; Furnborough, Concha – CALICO Journal, 2013
With the increase of online language teaching the training needs of teachers have long been established and researched. However, the training needs of students have not yet been fully acknowledged. This paper focuses on learner training as preparation for language classes where online synchronous conferencing is used. It presents an action…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Karen; Craig, Hana – CALICO Journal, 2013
This action research study evaluates the effectiveness of a CALL Learner Autonomy (CALL LA) course at a Japanese university. The "C course" blends face-to-face instruction and independent study in a CALL environment. It aims to enhance learners' autonomous use of CALL in the acquisition of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). In this…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
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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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Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun; Patel, Ruchi – CALICO Journal, 2012
High school students participating in online courses offered by the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) completed end-of-course surveys in spring 2009. When the responses of 559 foreign language students were compared to students in five other subject area groups, the findings suggested foreign language students had significantly lower…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Cooperation
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Goertler, Senta; Bollen, Magelone; Gaff, Joel, Jr. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Due to increases in enrollment, hybrid course delivery models, in which part of the instruction happens online, have become a popular solution to financial and space problems. Yet, little is known about the institutional preparedness for the implementation of hybrid language courses, especially the students' computer literacy and access as well as…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hadjistassou, Stella K. – CALICO Journal, 2012
The goal of this study was to investigate the culturally afforded contradictions that ten advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) learner encountered when they posted their paper topics and exchanged feedback strategies online and contextualized some of these strategies to draft their papers. Using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT),…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Foreign Students, Cultural Influences
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Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara; Kost, Claudia – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study examines the online writing and revision behaviors of university language learners. In small groups, 53 intermediate German students from three classes at three different universities created wiki pages with background information about a novel read in class. All meaning- and language-related revisions were analyzed to determine whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Group Dynamics, German
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Sun, Yu-Chih – CALICO Journal, 2012
Educational blogs have drawn the growing interest of researchers and language teachers due to the user-friendly interfaces as well as the powerful archiving features. The purpose of the current study is two-fold: (1) to examine the effectiveness of extensive speaking practice on speaking performance in voice blogs, and (2) to examine learners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Speech Communication, Electronic Publishing
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