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Bakla, Arif – ReCALL, 2019
Despite their potential benefits, teacher-created animated cartoons have not found much room in second-language (L2) research, probably due to some technical challenges involved in creating them. This paper reports the findings of a mixed-methods embedded experimental study, designed to test the impact of tailor-made animated cartoons on the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liang, Mei-Ya – ReCALL, 2019
Drawing upon research on narrative and speech styles and on digital and multimodal communication, the author proposes multimodal narrative discourse analysis (MNDA) with associated pedagogical and analytical procedures to teach and study storytelling. The second language (L2) students first participated in multimodal narrative simulations in the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Styles
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Dziemianko, Anna – ReCALL, 2019
Today, people want to consult dictionaries of good quality, but they expect them to be available online for free. For this reason, publishers need advertisements to cover the costs of producing and maintaining online dictionary content. This paper aims to investigate the role of advertisements in language reception, production, and learning…
Descriptors: Role, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing, Advertising
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Jabbari, Nasser; Eslami, Zohreh R. – ReCALL, 2019
This review examines the second language acquisition (SLA) literature with regard to the role of "massively multiplayer online games" (MMOGs) in second language (L2) learning. It focuses on commercially developed off-the-shelf (COTS) MMOGs only (some of them modified for educational purposes such as Reinders' & Wattana's work). It…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Games, Second Language Instruction, Role
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana; Lew, Robert; Roberts, Jonathan C.; Rees, Geraint Paul; Sharma, Nirwan – ReCALL, 2019
Corpora have given rise to a wide range of lexicographic resources aimed at helping novice users of academic English with their writing. This includes academic vocabulary lists, a variety of textbooks, and even a bespoke academic English dictionary. However, writers may not be familiar with these resources or may not be sufficiently aware of the…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Lexicography, Writing Instruction
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Crosthwaite, Peter; Wong, Lillian L. C.; Cheung, Joyce – ReCALL, 2019
Data-driven learning (DDL; Johns, 1991), involving students' hands-on use of corpora for self-guided language learning, is a methodology now increasingly used in many tertiary contexts to enhance the teaching of disciplinary postgraduate thesis writing. However, there are still few studies tracking students' actual engagement with corpora for DDL.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Independent Study, Second Language Learning
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Guichon, Nicolas – ReCALL, 2019
This exploratory study focuses on international students' usage of digital tools in order to understand what role such tools play in the transition to their new academic environments and what learning opportunities they provide. Not only do digital tools accompany international students' social, cultural, and linguistic transitions as they move to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Loewen, Shawn; Crowther, Dustin; Isbell, Daniel R.; Kim, Kathy Minhye; Maloney, Jeffrey; Miller, Zachary F.; Rawal, Hima – ReCALL, 2019
The growing availability of mobile technologies has contributed to an increase in mobile-assisted language learning in which learners can autonomously study a second language (L2) anytime or anywhere (e.g. Kukulska-Hulme, Lee & Norris, 2017; Reinders & Benson, 2017). Research investigating the effectiveness of such study for L2 learning,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software, Correlation
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Lee, Sangmin-Michelle – ReCALL, 2019
This qualitative study investigates a media transfer project in which a digital game was used to promote student creativity in an English as a foreign language (EFL) class. The paper first addresses the potential of opportunities for stimulating student creativity and motivation. Creativity has been highlighted as a core competency and has…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Creativity
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Flowers, Simeon; Kelsen, Brent; Cvitkovic, Bob – ReCALL, 2019
This paper presents the results of a study exploring the intercultural development of first-year Japanese university students engaged in online intercultural exchange (OIE) using two variations: one implementing guided reflection, and the other relying on the learner autonomy model. Intercultural development was quantitatively measured using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Computer Mediated Communication, Reflection
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Slaughter, Yvette; Smith, Wally; Hajek, John – ReCALL, 2019
The use of videoconferencing technology to support the delivery of language programs shows great potential in regional and rural settings where a lack of access to specialist teachers limits equitable access to education. In this article, we investigate the establishment of two regional and rural primary school networks in Australia for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Videoconferencing, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools
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Tecedor, Marta; Campos-Dintrans, Gonzalo – ReCALL, 2019
This study adds to the literature on computer-mediated communication (CMC) by examining the impact of online voice recording (VR) activities and peer-to-peer videoconferencing (VC) conversations on the development of beginning Spanish learners' speaking performance. Specifically, this paper explores (1) whether VR and VC activities promote oral…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Language Fluency, Oral Language, Spanish
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Chen, Chih-Ming; Liu, Huimei; Huang, Hong-Bin – ReCALL, 2019
Many studies have demonstrated that vocabulary size plays a key role in learning English as a foreign language (EFL). In recent years, mobile game-based learning (MGBL) has been considered a promising scheme for successful acquisition and retention of knowledge. Thus, this study applies a mixed methodology that combines quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Educational Games
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Fouz-González, Jonás – ReCALL, 2019
This study investigates the potential of a podcast-based approach aimed at helping foreign language learners improve their pronunciation of features that tend to be fossilised in their interlanguage. Training took place over a period of three weeks in which podcasts were used for perceptual and productive practice as well as for peer evaluation.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Pronunciation Instruction, Handheld Devices
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