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Al-Hamad, Raghda F.; Al-Jamal, Dina A. H.; Bataineh, Ruba F. – Digital Education Review, 2019
This paper examines the potential effectiveness of MALL for developing teens' writing performance. The results reveal substantial improvement in content and ideas, organization and mechanics, vocabulary, and language use in favor of the experimental groups (viz. Smart Teens and Amazing Teens).
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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García-Pastor, María Dolores – Digital Education Review, 2018
This study explores learner identity (LI) in digital texts of identity (DTI) produced by college learners in English as a foreign language (EFL). In so doing, it aims to shed light on learners' connections of their learning experiences across time and settings, and their impact on the various learner identities that form their LI. It also intends…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), College Students, Identification (Psychology), Correlation
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Levinson, Amber Maria; Barron, Brigid – Digital Education Review, 2018
This article shares case studies from in-depth research that investigates Latino immigrant families' use of technology, focusing on family technology practices that were interest-driven, cross-setting, and in some cases also collaborative among family members. Three cases illustrate ways that families--all of whom included elementary school-age…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Case Studies, Family Environment
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Sejdiu, Sejdi – Digital Education Review, 2017
Listening comprehension is essential to L2 learning. Pupils who are able to demonstrate L2 listening skills are able to demonstrate proficiency in other language skills. Due to the relatively unappreciated role of listening in language development, educators and language experts have been actively promoting the equal or emphasized enhancement of…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Multimedia Instruction, Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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Sánchez-Gómez, Ma. Cruz; Pinto-Llorente, Ana Ma.; García-Peñalvo, Francisco José – Digital Education Review, 2017
In the field of teaching a second language (L2), technology has always occupied a relevant position. The development of new technological tools has allowed the convergence of two learning environments, traditional face-to-face learning and virtual learning. This convergence has fostered the advantages of both types of instructions and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Alcantud Diaz, Maria – Digital Education Review, 2016
This article describes the design and implementation of a Digital Storytelling (DS) experience that was carried out in a foreign language setting with pre-service teachers. This case study sets out to assess the effect of DS aimed at becoming a social awareness and pedagogical tool for both, high education and consequently, primary students. The…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Preservice Teachers, Consciousness Raising
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Figueroa Flores, Jorge Francisco – Digital Education Review, 2015
One major competence for learners in the 21st century is acquiring a second language (L2). Based on this, L2 instruction has integrated new concepts to motivate learners in their pursue of achieving fluency. A concept that is adaptable to digital natives and digital immigrants that are learning a L2 is Gamification. As a pedagogical strategy,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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García, Sergio; Fombona, Javier – Digital Education Review, 2015
This research analyzes the situation of mobile devices and some specific options of support for the teaching of the English language. The features of this complex and novel phenomenon of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) are addressed with an exploratory descriptive methodology. The article is part of a more extensive research which deals…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, English, English (Second Language)
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Sevilla-Pavón, Ana – Digital Education Review, 2015
The internationalisation of the Portuguese language has become a priority for academic institutions of different Portuguese-speaking countries which are trying to adapt to the current context of globalisation and ubiquitous communications through digital media. In order to achieve it, several challenges should be faced, namely providing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Soler Pardo, Betlem – Digital Education Review, 2014
The use of technology to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) has been greatly expanded in recent decades, and has also been construed by educators as a fresh alternative to traditional pedagogy. Digital Storytelling can offer this alternative as, without neglecting the target of improving teaching quality, it has been proved to be a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
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Torres, Agustin Reyes; Ponce, Eva Pich; Pastor, Ma Dolores Garcia – Digital Education Review, 2012
Digital storytelling constitutes a pedagogical tool for teachers to work on different linguistic skills while generating students' interest and attention. This study analyses the usefulness of including digital storytelling within a didactic sequence in order to work on linguistic routines such as greetings and leave-takings in English as a…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Second Language Instruction, Language Skills, Second Languages