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Huang, Hsin-chou – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
With the advancement of such Web 2.0 applications as weblogs, language learners have more opportunities to use a target language for communication purposes and to experience peer collaboration and interaction. In the search for ways to augment an EFL curriculum in which speaking practice is limited but the demand for improving oral proficiencies…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Semi Structured Interviews, Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language)
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Daskalovska, Nina – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
One of the aspects of knowing a word is the knowledge of which words it is usually used with. Since knowledge of collocations is essential for appropriate and fluent use of language, learning collocations should have a central place in the study of vocabulary. There are different opinions about the best ways of learning collocations. This study…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Verbs, Form Classes (Languages)
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Rusanganwa, Joseph Appolinary – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
The aim of the present study is to investigate the process of constructing a Multimedia Assisted Vocabulary Learning (MAVL) instrument at a university in Rwanda in 2009. The instrument is used in a one-computer classroom where students were taught in a foreign language and had little access to books. It consists of video clips featuring images,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Multimedia Materials, Video Technology
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He, Bi; Puakpong, Nattaya; Lian, Andrew – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
With the development of Information Technology, increasing attention has been paid to Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Meanwhile, increasing enthusiasm is seen for English learning and teaching in China. Yet, few research studies have focused on the normalization of CALL in ethnically diverse areas. In response to this research gap,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Sun, Yu-Chih; Yang, Fang-Ying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
The present study integrates service learning into English as a Foreign Language (EFL) speaking class using Web 2.0 tools--YouTube and Facebook--as platforms. Fourteen undergraduate students participated in the study. The purpose of the service-learning project was to link service learning with oral communication training in an EFL speaking class…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Melo-Pfeifer, Sílvia – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Focusing on the topic of the development of the plurilingual and intercultural competence through the integration of electronic communicative practices both in foreign language classrooms and non-formal contexts, this work aims at defining and characterizing, in view of a co-actional perspective, a "pedagogical blog", by considering it…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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Yen, Yen-Chen; Hou, Huei-Tse; Chang, Kuo En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction faces many challenges in Asia because of many cultural and environmental factors, such as the lack of interactive speaking environments, emphasis placed on test scores, and foreign language anxiety. The purpose of this research is to conduct an EFL instructional course by integrating Facebook…
Descriptors: Role Playing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Content Analysis
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Shih, Ya-Chun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Integrating Google Street View into a three-dimensional virtual environment in which users control personal avatars provides these said users with access to an innovative, interactive, and real-world context for communication and culture learning. We have selected London, a city famous for its rich historical, architectural, and artistic heritage,…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Language Proficiency
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Cárdenas-Claros, Mónica Stella – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
This paper reports on the findings of two qualitative exploratory studies that sought to investigate design features of help options in computer-based L2 listening materials. Informed by principles of participatory design, language learners, software designers, language teachers, and a computer programmer worked collaboratively in a series of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Qualitative Research, Listening Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Yeh, Hui-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Few studies have investigated how metacognitive processes foster the application of genre knowledge to students' academic writing. This is largely due to its internal and unobservable characteristics. To bridge this gap, an online writing system based on metacognition, involving the stages of planning, monitoring, evaluating, and revising, was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Statistical Analysis, Academic Discourse, Sampling
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Rezaee, Abbas Ali; Marefat, Hamideh; Saeedakhtar, Afsaneh – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Collocational competence is recognized to be integral to native-like L2 performance, and concordancing can be of assistance in gaining this competence. This study reports on an investigation into the effect of symmetrical and asymmetrical scaffolding on the collocational competence of Iranian intermediate learners of English in the context of…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries
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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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Matthews, Joshua; O'Toole, John Mitchell – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
The ability to recognise words from the aural modality is a critical aspect of successful second language (L2) listening comprehension. However, little research has been reported on computer-mediated development of L2 word recognition from speech in L2 learning contexts. This report describes the development of an innovative computer application…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Word Recognition, Linguistic Input
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Lai, Shu-Li; Chen, Hao-Jan Howard – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
A number of studies have suggested the possible benefits of using concordancers in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing. To date, however, there is still limited understanding of how EFL writers may make use of such tools along with dictionaries when engaging in a writing task. To better understand the question, this study investigated a…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Indexes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Wen-Chun; Shih, Yu-Chih Doris; Liu, Gi-Zen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
This research investigated if and how the instructional design affected the learning outcome in a blog-mediated project, namely students' communicative writing in the social media. Thirty-four college-level English learners from two universities in Taiwan participated in the telecollaboration. The current research continues to highlight the social…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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