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Domínguez, César; López-Cuadrado, Javier; Armendariz, Anaje; Jaime, Arturo; Heras, Jónathan; Pérez, Tomás A. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
In this work, we explore the differences between proctored and unproctored Internet administration for a Basque language low-stakes test considering demographic factors such as age, gender, and knowledge level in the subject. To this aim, we have developed an ad hoc application that allows us to establish a set of filters and techniques that…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Supervision, Internet
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Chen, Jen Jun; Yang, Shu Ching – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This case study investigated the effectiveness of the United Beyond Our Diversity (UBOD) project for the development of language skills and intercultural communicative competence (including attitudes, knowledge, skills, and critical intercultural awareness) in Taiwanese seventh grade learners. The learners' attitudes and evaluations of UBOD were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Internet, Multicultural Education
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Kozar, Olga – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Videoconferencing tools, like Skype, etc., are being increasingly used in language education worldwide. Despite assumed socio-affective and pedagogical benefits of using webcams in synchronous online language lessons, such as the feeling of co-presence or the possibilities of non-verbal communication, little is known about attitudes held by…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Photography
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Wigham, Ciara R.; Chanier, Thierry – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
This paper reports on a study of the interactions between text chat and audio modalities in L2 communication in a synthetic (virtual) world and observes whether the text chat modality was used for corrective feedback and the characteristics of the latter. This is examined within the context of a hybrid content and language integrated learning…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Social Systems, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
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Chen, M.-H.; Huang, S.-T.; Chang, J. S.; Liou, H.-C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Paraphrasing, or restating information using different words, is critical to successful writing. However, EFL learners have difficulty in making paraphrases to meet their writing demands, and there has been little research on developing automatic reference tools to assist these learners' paraphrasing skills for better writing quality. In this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Dictionaries
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Burston, Jack – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
In this paper the development of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) over the past 20 years is reviewed with a particular focus on the pedagogical challenges facing its exploitation. Following a consideration of the definition of mobile learning, the paper describes the dominant mobile technologies upon which MALL applications have been…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Lee, Cynthia; Cheung, William Kwok Wai; Wong, Kelvin Chi Kuen; Lee, Fion Sau Ling – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
This article is an effort to add to computer-assisted language learning by extending a study on an essay critiquing system (ECS) feedback to secondary school language learners' writing. The study compared two groups of participants' performance, namely the treatment group which received both the system feedback and teacher feedback (i.e., blended…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Dashtestani, Reza – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
English for academic purposes (EAP) has established itself as a considerable part of English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction in Iranian universities. Considering the Internet as a major educational source in EAP reading courses, it is highly important that the stakeholders have positive attitudes toward it and be aware of promises and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Geluso, Joe – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Usage-based theories of language learning suggest that native speakers of a language are acutely aware of formulaic language due in large part to frequency effects. Corpora and data-driven learning can offer useful insights into frequent patterns of naturally occurring language to second/foreign language learners who, unlike native speakers, are…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Search Engines, Second Language Learning
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Celik, Serkan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Although the enormous potential of the Internet has gained attention in Internet-assisted language teaching (IALT), a solid background of research is still lacking about/investigating English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' use of Internet assistive technologies. This study set out to determine Turkish university level EFL instructors'…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Technology, Internet
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Mohd Nor, Nor Fariza; Hamat, Afendi; Embi, Mohamed Amin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Asynchronous communication by means of discussion forums plays an essential role in supporting collaborative learning. Online forums allow learners to ask questions, express their thoughts, share resources, and justify their opinions beyond the four walls of the classroom. Proponents of collaborative learning claim that this type of learning can…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Asynchronous Communication, Feedback (Response)
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Liang, Mei-Ya – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
This article reports on an explorative case study which, in the first place, aimed to ascertain different types of foreign language play in online role-playing in "Second Life," and which, secondly aimed to describe how various sources of contextual support can explain this foreign language play. Students' written conversation was…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Semantics, Vignettes, Computer Games
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Chou, I-Chia – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Undoubtedly, new areas of functionality for electronic texts will come to the fore and create new reading habits and expectations for dealing and interacting with text as electronic texts become dominant in the academic world. These new forms of reading will gradually become as natural as the different activities readers now take for granted, such…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Internet, Language Proficiency
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Jauregi, Kristi; de Graaff, Rick; van den Bergh, Huub; Kriz, Milan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
One of the main objectives of the European Networked Interaction in Foreign Language Acquisition and Research (NIFLAR) project is to make foreign language learning and teaching processes more relevant and rewarding for reaching intercultural communicative competence. This is realized by offering foreign language learners and pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages), Native Speakers
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Kitade, Keiko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Internet-mediated intercultural discussions have been adopted for intercultural and second-language learning. However, the notion of community development in this context has received less attention. This study employs exchange structure (ES) analysis (Stubbs, M. (1983). "Discourse analysis." Oxford: Basil Blackwell) to investigate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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