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Abrams, Zsuzsanna – CALICO Journal, 2013
More so than any other type of learner error, pragmatic mistakes interfere with the ability to communicate (Bardovi-Harlig & Dörnyei, 1998), yet there is relatively little understanding of how pragmatic competence develops in the language classroom or how best to teach it, and whether relevant skills may transfer from the L1 (Eisenchlas, 2011;…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, German, Language Proficiency
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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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Prichard, Caleb – CALICO Journal, 2013
Recognizing how essential communication technologies have become to language learners, the TESOL Technology Standards Task Force set three goals for learners (Healey et al., 2011): 1) demonstrating skills in technology for a multilingual world, 2) using technology appropriately and ethically, and 3) using and evaluating technology for language…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning
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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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Poole, Robert – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study compares the effectiveness of online textual glosses enhanced with modified corpus-extracted sentences presented in concordance lines and textual glosses enhanced with dictionary definitions drawn from an online learner's dictionary for academic vocabulary learning at higher proficiency levels. Particularly, the study aimed to determine…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Foreign Students
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Pellet, Stephanie H. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Course Content
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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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Mitchell, Kathleen – CALICO Journal, 2012
English language learners in the United States and abroad have begun to utilize Facebook, a social networking site, which since its inception in 2004 has been extremely popular with American college students. This qualitative case study with participants from an intensive English program in the US explores seven ESOL students' motivations for…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Social Networks
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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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Vorobel, Oksana; Kim, Deoksoon – CALICO Journal, 2012
In this paper, we review empirical research on language teaching at a distance, published between 2005 and 2010. After compiling a list of journals, we went through a multi-stage process of analyzing relevant studies. This overview of research is based on twenty-four articles. The content analysis of research studies led our inquiry on topics…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Content Analysis, Distance Education, Second Language Learning
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Zhu, Yu; Fung, Andy S. L.; Wang, Hongyan – CALICO Journal, 2012
Digital flashcards are one of the most popular self-study computer-assisted vocabulary learning tools for beginners of Chinese as a foreign language. However, studies on the effects of this widely used learning tool are scarce. Introducing a new concept--referential stimulus--into the Dual Coding Theory (DCT) framework, this study acknowledges the…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Memorization, Educational Technology
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Hsu, Hsiu-Chen – CALICO Journal, 2012
Over the last decade, a small body of SLA research has examined the effects of task planning on L2 production. This research has revealed positive results concerning the effect of pre-task and online planning on oral and written production. However, no studies to date have investigated the joint effects of pre-task and online planning. In…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Predictor Variables, Content Analysis
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Vasconcelos, Ricardo – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study examines student preferences and behavior when navigating online multimedia modules dedicated to teaching cultural aspects associated with an L2, and the contribution of the online multimedia format of the modules to raising interest in these cultural topics. It focuses on student options regarding reading texts on the modules' main…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Web Sites
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Sun, Yu-Chih; Yang, Hui-Chi – CALICO Journal, 2012
Open source lectures not only provide knowledge-seekers with convenient ways to obtain knowledge and information, they also serve as potential language learning resources that provide extensive language input and repeated exposure to vocabulary within specific topics or disciplines. This current study aims to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Learning Experience, Linguistic Input
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