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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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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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Terantino, Joe – CALICO Journal, 2016
In recent years scholars have explored the use of mobile devices as potential sources for language learning and teaching. Mobile phones and tablets, especially, have been researched with a focus on effectively building vocabulary primarily among university-level students. Comparable research in other age groups has not been as widespread. This…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Vocabulary
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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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Burstein, Jill; Elliot, Norbert; Molloy, Hillary – CALICO Journal, 2016
Genre serves as a useful lens to investigate the range of evidence derived from automated writing evaluation (AWE). To support construct-relevant systems used for writing instruction and assessment, two investigations were conducted that focused on postsecondary writing requirements and faculty perceptions of student writing proficiency. Survey…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Tests
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Dooly, Melinda – CALICO Journal, 2015
This article provides an argument for closer multilateral alliances between the emergent and loosely-bound international community of educational researchers who are working in areas related to Digitally Supported Communicative Language Teaching and learning (herein DSCLT). By taking advantage of the communications revolution that is currently…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communication Skills, Geographic Location
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Stickler, Ursula; Shi, Lijing – CALICO Journal, 2015
Although online tutorials are becoming commonplace for language teaching, very few studies to date have provided insights into learners' behaviours in synchronous online interactions from their own perspective. This study employs eyetracking technology to investigate ten learners' attention during synchronous online language learning in a…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Attention, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Liu, M.; Abe, K.; Cao, M. W.; Liu, S.; Ok, D. U.; Park, J.; Parrish, C.; Sardegna, V. G. – CALICO Journal, 2015
Although educators are excited about the potential of social network sites for language learning (SNSLL), there is a lack of understanding of how SNSLL can be used to facilitate teaching and learning for English as Second language (ESL) instructors and students. The purpose of this study was to examine the affordances of four selected SNSLL…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Tsai, Yea-Ru – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study illustrates a teaching model that utilizes a Blackboard (Bb) course management system (CMS) to support English writing instruction. It was implemented in a blended English research paper (RP) writing course, with specific learning resources and activities offered inside and outside the Bb CMS. A quasi-experimental study in which the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Tsai, Mei-Hsing; Kinginger, Celeste – CALICO Journal, 2015
In synchronous computer-mediated contexts, peer-to-peer interaction at the microlevel has received little scrutiny. In applying a conversation analysis approach, this study scrutinizes the precise nature of peer-to-peer advice giving and receiving. In this process, an advice giver can be viewed at certain moments as more competent to evaluate a…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Second Language Learning
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