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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece of empirical evidence on how SL can be infused into a computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Chang, Yu-Chia; Chang, Jason S.; Chen, Hao-Jan; Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2008
Previous work in the literature reveals that EFL learners were deficient in collocations that are a hallmark of near native fluency in learner's writing. Among different types of collocations, the verb-noun (V-N) one was found to be particularly difficult to master, and learners' first language was also found to heavily influence their collocation…
Descriptors: Sentence Structure, Verbs, Nouns, Foreign Countries
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Yeh, Yuli; Liou, Hsien-Chin; Li, Yi-Hsin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2007
The phenomenon of overused adjectives by non-native speaking learners (NNS) has been pinpointed by recent research. This study designed five online units for increasing students' awareness of underused specific adjectives for EFL college writing. Five units were developed for five identified overused adjectives: "important", "beautiful", "hard",…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chiu, Tsuo-Lin; Liou, Hsien-Chin; Yeh, Yuli – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2007
Recently, a promising topic in computer-assisted language learning is the application of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology for assisting learners to engage in meaningful speech interactions. Simulated real-life conversation supported by the application of ASR has been suggested as helpful for speaking. In this study, a web-based…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, College Freshmen, Speech Acts
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Chan, Tun-pei; Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2005
This study investigates the influence of using five web-based practice units on English verb-noun collocations with the design of a web-based Chinese-English bilingual concordancer (keyword retrieval program) on collocation learning. Thirty-two college EFL students participated by taking a pre-test and two post-tests, and responding to a…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Internet, English (Second Language), Indexes
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2000
Discusses the assessment of learner strategies in the computer assisted language learning context, and the pros and cons. Reviews empirical studies that have used the computer to record the interactive process where second language learners demonstrate different on-line language learning behavior, operationalized as types of learner strategies.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Language Research, Learning Strategies
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1997
A study investigated effectiveness of use of World Wide Web texts in a college English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) writing class, finding that the reading comprehension and writing skills of 15 students using the Web-based materials improved more than those of students not using the materials. Ethnographic observation also focused on four…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Ethnography, Higher Education