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Heidari, Jamshid; Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Soleimani, Hassan – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
The emergence of computer technology in English language teaching has paved the way for teachers' application of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (mall) and its advantages in teaching. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the face to face instruction with Telegram mobile instruction. Based on a toefl test, 60 English foreign language…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Ashwell, Tim; Elam, Jesse R. – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
The ultimate aim of our research project was to use the Google Web Speech API to automate scoring of elicited imitation (EI) tests. However, in order to achieve this goal, we had to take a number of preparatory steps. We needed to assess how accurate this speech recognition tool is in recognizing native speakers' production of the test items; we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Alharbi, Majed A. – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effects of monolingual book dictionaries, popup dictionaries, and type-in dictionaries on improving reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in an EFL program. An experimental design involving four groups and a post-test was chosen for the experiment: (1) pop-up dictionary (experimental group 1); (2) type-in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Dictionaries
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Heffernan, Neil; Otoshi, Junko – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper reports on a classroom-based inquiry using quantitative methods conducted with Japanese EFL students' writing practice using ETS's Criterion. The purpose of the study is to examine the actual effects of teachers' feedback on students' writing on Criterion. Twelve university students in Japan participated in this study, while completing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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Alshaar, Awatif Abu; AbuSeileek, Ali Farhan – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study aims to investigate the effect of using concordances and word processors on EFL graduates' performance in academic writing. To achieve this aim, the subjects were asked to use linguistics corpora and word processors to correct their grammatical and spelling mistakes in their written papers in a course that lasted for sixteen weeks. The…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Semi Structured Interviews