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Xu, Zhihong; Banerjee, Manjari; Ramirez, Gilbert; Zhu, Gang; Wijekumar, Kausalai – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Learning to write well can be a significant contributor to English language proficiency. The large population of English language learners (ELLs) has highlighted the need for educational technology as an important support for the different approaches to writing instruction for ELLs. In this meta-analysis, we examined the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Henry, Michael; Carroll, Fiona; Cunliffe, Daniel; Kop, Rita – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Advances in technology are currently helping to speed up the globalisation of 'super' languages. One can argue that at the same time technology might be used to help reverse the decline of less widely spoken languages. Cada Dia (CD) is a social learning method which uses online web meeting platforms, in combination with asynchronous learning…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Conversational Language Courses, Electronic Learning, Teleconferencing
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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
The present study explored the impact of WebQuest-based classroom on EFL learners' critical thinking and academic writing skills by collecting and analysing the data through a sequential explanatory mixed-methods approach. Two intact classes, each with ten EFL learners, attending an IELTS course at a language institute in Sanandaj, Iran, took part…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pérez-Paredes, Pascual; Ordoñana Guillamón, Carlos; Aguado Jiménez, Pilar – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Combined with the ubiquity and constant connectivity of mobile devices, and with innovative approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), Natural Language Processing Technologies (NLPTs) as Open Educational Resources (OERs) could become a powerful tool for language learning as they promote individual and personalized learning. Using a…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Educational Resources, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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de Vries, Bart Penning; Cucchiarini, Catia; Bodnar, Stephen; Strik, Helmer; van Hout, Roeland – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Speaking practice is important for learners of a second language. Computer assisted language learning (CALL) systems can provide attractive opportunities for speaking practice when combined with automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology. In this paper, we present a CALL system that offers spoken practice of word order, an important aspect of…
Descriptors: Grammar, Computer Assisted Instruction, Feedback (Response), Error Correction
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Vurdien, Ruby – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Today Web 2.0 technologies, including blogs, are presenting both teachers and learners with new horizons in the field of language teaching and learning. A blog is an online journal which can be continuously updated by its users [Matheson, D. (2004). Weblogs and the epistemology of the news: Some trends in online journalism. "New Media &…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Compton, Lily K. L. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
This paper reviews and critiques an existing skills framework for online language teaching. This critique is followed by an alternative framework for online language teaching skills. This paper also uses a systems view to look at the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in an online learning system. Four major recommendations are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Skills, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Lee, Cynthia; Wong, Kelvin C. K.; Cheung, William K.; Lee, Fion S. L. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
The paper first describes a web-based essay critiquing system developed by the authors using latent semantic analysis (LSA), an automatic text analysis technique, to provide students with immediate feedback on content and organisation for revision whenever there is an internet connection. It reports on its effectiveness in enhancing adult EFL…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Writing Strategies
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Loewen, Shawn; Reissner, Sophie – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
Although many second language learners still study in a traditional, face-to-face classroom, an increasing number of students now participate in virtual classrooms and communicate online. Regardless of the mode of communication, interaction and focus on form can be considered important components of the learning environment. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Interaction, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Coryell, Joellen E.; Chlup, Dominique T. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2007
The growing use of both computers and the Internet in adult English language classrooms has widespread implications for English language programs. As computer access increases, so do new learning technologies in adult literacy education. Specifically, this paper is interested in the case of adult English language instruction, also commonly…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy Education, Educational Strategies, Focus Groups