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Forsyth, Carol M.; Luce, Christine; Zapata-Rivera, Diego; Jackson, G. Tanner; Evanini, Keelan; So, Youngsoon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
This study investigated a new conversation-based assessment for English language learners. In this assessment, students converse with animated agents in natural language conversations to assess various aspects of English language learning. In a between subjects design, 31 students (N = 31) were asked questions by either the newly created system or…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Formative Evaluation
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Sun, Zhong; Lin, Chin-Hsi; You, Jiaxin; Shen, Hai jiao; Qi, Song; Luo, Liming – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Most students of English as a foreign language (EFL) lack sufficient opportunities to practice their English-speaking skills. However, the recent development of social-networking sites (SNSs) and mobile learning, and especially mobile-assisted language learning, represents new opportunities for these learners to practice speaking English in a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grade 1
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Alvarez-Marinelli, Horacio; Blanco, Marta; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui; Stanley, Katherine; Fan, Yinan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study presents first-year findings of a 25-week longitudinal project derived from a two-year longitudinal randomized trial study at the elementary school level in Costa Rica on effective computer-assisted language learning (CALL) approaches in an English as a foreign language (EFL) setting. A pre-test-post-test experimental group design was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency, Longitudinal Studies
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Lee, Lay Wah – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
With the advent of touch-screen interfaces on the tablet computer, multisensory elements in reading instruction have taken on a new dimension. This computer assisted language learning research aimed to determine whether specific technology features of a tablet computer can add to the functionality of multisensory instruction in early reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Teaching Methods, Learning Modalities
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Shaalan, Khaled F. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2005
This paper describes the development of an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) system for learning Arabic. This system could be used for learning Arabic by students at primary schools or by learners of Arabic as a second or foreign language. It explores the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques for learning…
Descriptors: Syntax, Educational Technology, Natural Language Processing, Semitic Languages