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Del-Moral-Pérez, María Esther; Villalustre-Martínez, Lourdes; Neira-Piñeiro, María del Rosario – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Digital storytelling (DST) is an innovative narrative practice based on the creation of multimodal stories, which promotes communicative as well as digital competences. This research verifies teachers' perception about the progress in communicative and digital competences in primary education children (N= 201) participating in a collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Teacher Attitudes
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Harvey-Scholes, Calum – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Software can facilitate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' self-correction of their free-form writing by detecting errors; this article examines the proportion of errors which software can detect. A corpus of 13,644 words of written English was created, comprising 90 compositions written by Spanish-speaking students at levels A2-B2…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction
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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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Kohn, Kurt; Hoffstaedter, Petra – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This article discusses insights gained from a case study on telecollaboration for intercultural communication in foreign language school contexts. Focus was on non-native English and German lingua franca conversations between pairs of students (aged 14-16, B1 level) from schools in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. Telecollaboration…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Intercultural Communication
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Fouz-González, Jonás – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This paper presents the results of a study aimed at exploring the possibilities Twitter offers for pronunciation instruction. It investigates the potential of a Twitter-based approach based on explicit instruction and input enhancement techniques to help English Foreing Language (EFL) learners improve their pronunciation of segmental and…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Social Media, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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García-Sánchez, Soraya; Luján-García, Carmen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This article explores the implementation of experiential learning affordances to improve skills in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in higher education. The administration of an online anonymous survey to 100 students of different undergraduate degrees presents current learning reflections from EFL students at the Universidad de Las Palmas de…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bueno-Alastuey, M. C.; Kleban, M. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This article attempts to analyse to what extent a distance collaboration project between two groups of university students sharing the same lingua franca (English), but with different course educational objectives can benefit its participants. We build on the knowledge gleaned from previous studies of second language telecollaboration which point…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Second Language Learning, College Students, Educational Objectives
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Ware, Paige; Kessler, Greg – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study builds on research examining the in-school technology practices of adolescent language learners by exploring the patterns of classroom literacy practices that emerge when a telecollaborative project is introduced into a conventional secondary language classroom. We draw on the conceptual frameworks and discourse analytical tools…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Lawley, Jim – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Research has shown that any assumption that L2 learners of English do well to rely on the feedback provided by generic spell checkers (for example, the MS Word spell checker) is misplaced. Efforts to develop spell checkers specifically for L2 learners have focused on training software to offer more appropriate suggestion lists for replacing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response), Spelling
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Bueno-Alastuey, M. C.; López Pérez, M. V. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
This study investigated students' perceptions of the usefulness of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all the skills and areas of language in an English as a Foreign Language blended course, which integrated ICT fully, and compared these perceptions to those of pupils of a Spanish as a Second Language blended course with a lower…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Ernest, Pauline; Guitert Catasús, Montse; Hampel, Regine; Heiser, Sarah; Hopkins, Joseph; Murphy, Linda; Stickler, Ursula – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Over recent years, educational institutions have been making increasing use of virtual environments to set up collaborative activities for learners. While it is recognized that teachers play an important role in facilitating learner collaboration online, they may not have the necessary skills to do so successfully. Thus, a small-scale professional…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Teaching Skills
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Bueno Alastuey, M. C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This study explored the benefits and drawbacks of synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a blended course of English for specific purposes. Quantitative and qualitative data from two groups following the same syllabus, except for the oral component, were compared. Oral tasks were carried out face-to-face with same L1…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Languages
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Jauregi, Kristi; Canto, Silvia; de Graaff, Rick; Koenraad, Ton; Moonen, Machteld – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
Within a European project on Networked Interaction in Foreign Language Acquisition and Research (NIFLAR), "Second Life" was used as a 3D virtual world in which language students can communicate synchronously with native speakers in the target language, while undertaking action together. For this context, a set of design principles for…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Second Language Learning, Familiarity, Interpersonal Relationship
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Jaen, Maria Moreno; Basanta, Carmen Perez – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
The educational experience related over the following pages is the result of several research projects undertaken after an evaluation of the vocabulary size of final year English philology students at the University of Granada (Spain), who were found to have a significant deficiency in their lexical competence. In view of the results obtained,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Lexicology, Online Courses, Educational Innovation
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