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Rueb, Avery; Cardoso, Walcir; Grimshaw, Jennica – Research-publishing.net, 2018
"Prêt à Négocier" (PàN) is an interactive digital information gap game designed to help French students improve their interaction skills. In this study, we examined the effects of its use on improving French learners' vocabulary. Following a pretest/posttest design, we compared the development of 20 French words between an experimental…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Vocabulary Development
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Lyding, Verena; Nicolas, Lionel; Bédi, Branislav; Fort, Karën – Research-publishing.net, 2018
We present enetCollect, a large European network project funded as a COST Action that sets ground for combining crowdsourcing with IT technologies used in areas such as language learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP). This project tackles a major challenge of bringing together interdisciplinary researchers to foster language learning of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Descriptions, Natural Language Processing
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Nadasdy, Paul; Aizawa, Kazumi; Iso, Tatsuo – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The New General Service List Test (NGSLT) (Stoeckel & Bennett, 2015) was designed as a diagnostic test to measure students' written receptive vocabulary knowledge. This test battery was developed based upon the New General Service List (NGSL) (Browne, 2013), which makes it appealing to teachers in Japan, and especially those who see vocabulary…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Language Tests
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Riekki, Maritta; Kuure, Leena – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study explores the nature of collaboration between language students and technology developers while designing an application for language teaching. This project was part of a university course on language learning and teaching in technology-rich environments. An important aspect of the course was to help the university students to explore…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs, College Students
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Pollari, Pirkko; Kotikoski, Tuula – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Universities of applied sciences in Finland are higher education institutions with emphasis on practical working life skills and strong links with working life. Students typically study in field-specific groups where they receive language and communication instruction alongside their professional courses. The development of language and…
Descriptors: Universities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Sato, Takeshi; Ogura, Masa'aki; Aota, Shoma; Burden, Tyler – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of an automated translation chatbot used in online interactions which consequently could enhance second/foreign language (L2) competence. Based on the sociocultural perspectives of learning, such as communication to recognize the difference from others and to be involved in sense-making processes, this study…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Zesch, Torsten; Horbach, Andrea; Melanie Goggin, Melanie; Wrede-Jackes, Jennifer – Research-publishing.net, 2018
We present a tool for the creation and curation of C-tests. C-tests are an established tool in language proficiency testing and language learning. They require examinees to complete a text in which the second half of every second word is replaced by a gap. We support teachers and test designers in creating such tests through a web-based system…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Muhonen, Anu; Kujanen, Riikka – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This case study is excerpted from a larger study where we explore collaborative encounters, i.e. practices and discourses, within a blended learning project where vlogging, i.e. video blogging, is used in Finnish language learning. The data has been collected in 2017-2018 during an intermediate Finnish course at the University of Toronto. In this…
Descriptors: Finno Ugric Languages, Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mhichíl, Mairéad Nic Giolla; Lochlainn, Conchúr Mac; Beirne, Elaine – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Course specific hashtags are a feature of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) delivered through many of the major MOOC platforms. Their pedagogic objective is usually considered as a means to facilitate social learning and collaboration between learners. Research into the use of hashtags by learners illustrates limited engagement and integration…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Learning
Kariuki, Patrick; Taylor, Jordan – Online Submission, 2018
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Pictionary and traditional vocabulary strategies on student performance in a 9th grade English Language Arts classroom. The sample consisted of 30 ninth grade honor students who were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group. Data were collected using teacher made tests.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Games, Vocabulary Development
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Ní Chiaráin, Neasa; Ní Chasaide, Ailbhe – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper details the motivation for and the main characteristics of "An Scéalaí" ('The Storyteller'), an intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (iCALL) platform for autonomous learning that integrates the four skills; writing, listening, speaking, and reading. A key feature is the incorporation of speech technology. Speech…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Language Acquisition, Independent Study, Assistive Technology
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Pardoel, Bart; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi; Athanasiou, Androulla – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper contributes to a better understanding of the affordances of gamification in Foreign or Second Language (FL/L2) education, specifically in the context of a secondary school. An Exploratory Research (ER) was conducted, aiming to examine how gamification affects secondary school learners' experience in the FL/L2 classroom. A six-week…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students, Educational Games, Educational Technology
Cengel, Metin; Alkan, Ayse – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this research is to identify the problems faced by teachers with gifted/talented children. The study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year and includes the teachers of the children whose children are gifted/intelligent. In addition to the demographic information of the teachers in the study, the perspective of the society as a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Teacher Role, Special Education
Cengel, Metin; Alkan, Ayse; Cayir, Esra – Online Submission, 2018
Increasing the quality and effectiveness of education and training, contributing to the social, political and economic structure of the countries is something that educators and educational policy makers are always working on. Increasing the quality of education and training nowadays can be achieved with the development of 21st century skills in…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Coding, Robotics, Computer Science Education
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Prins, Esther; Clymer, Carol; Foreman, Sheri Suarez; Needle, Mark; Raymond, Becky; Toso, Blaire Willson – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper reports findings from a researcher-practitioner partnership (2015-18) that examined how adult education providers in Chicago, Houston, and Miami are designing and implementing career pathways (CP) programming, particularly for immigrants and adults with limited education. This Institute of Education Sciences-funded study was the first…
Descriptors: Career Development, Adult Learning, Partnerships in Education, Adult Educators
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