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Huang, Qiang – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Blended learning has become a popular instruction mode at all levels of education and across different subject areas in recent years. Researchers believe that paradigm shift exists in different domains of blended learning ranging from pedagogy to teacher roles. The present research, thus, used A 27-item and five-likert questionnaire (the STRI) to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Zou, Bin; Li, Hui; Li, Jiaying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Mobile apps are broadly used by students in and after class to improve their language skills. This study aimed to investigate how a curriculum app and a social communication app can be integrated into English language teaching and learning and what sorts of tasks can be employed to enhance learners' EFL learning. A curriculum app was created by…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jin, Li – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Different from the traditional term language input, affordance, an ecological term, has been deployed to analyze the perceived opportunities for second language (L2) learning an environment provides to L2 learners. L2 learning occurs only when the semiotic resources in the environment resonate with the learner's capacities such as their abilities,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Educational Environment, Linguistic Input
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Xu, Qi; Peng, Hongying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This article reports on an exploratory study investigating mobile-assisted oral feedback in teaching Chinese as a second language (CSL). It is aimed at exploring the characteristics of mobile-assisted feedback on oral production with the smartphone social communication app WeChat as a case in point and examining learners' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Matthews, Joshua; O'Toole, John Mitchell; Chen, Shen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This paper reports on task interaction, task success and word learning among second language (L2) learners of different levels of word recognition from speech (WRS) proficiency who used a CALL application previously shown to be effective in the development of L2 WRS. Participants (N = 65) were categorised into three levels of L2 WRS proficiency…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Language Proficiency, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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Crosthwaite, Peter – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
An increasing number of studies have looked at the value of corpus-based data-driven learning (DDL) for second language (L2) written error correction, with generally positive results. However, a potential conundrum for language teachers involved in the process is how to provide feedback on students' written production for DDL. The study looks at…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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Lai, Chun; Shum, Mark; Tian, Yan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Enhancing self-directed use of technology for language learning is essential for maximizing the potential of technology for language learning. Understanding how to construct learner training to promote this critical competency is of great significance. This study examined the effectiveness of an online training platform aimed at enhancing the…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Angelova, Maria; Zhao, Ying – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential of computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools to facilitate second language acquisition and develop English as a second language (ESL) teaching skills and cultural awareness. The paper describes a collaborative online project between students from China and the USA, who communicated using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Yang, Xianmin; Guo, Xiaoshan; Yu, Shengquan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Translation instruction is very important in specialized English teaching activities. The effectiveness of current specialized English translation instruction (SETI) in mainland China, however, is unclear because university students have become less interested in, and less confident when doing, English translation. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Translation, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zou, Bin; Wang, Dongshuo; Xing, Minjie – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Wikis provide users with opportunities to post and edit messages to collaborate in the language learning process. Many studies have offered findings to show positive impact of Wiki-based language learning for learners. This paper explores the effect of collaborative task in error correction for English as a Foreign Language learning in an online…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Tang, Joni Tzuchen; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study was designed to determine if language acquisition can occur in a virtual situation in the absence of explicit instruction. After spending 1 year establishing a virtual community, the authors observed and analyzed interpersonal interactions and the development of Chinese communication competence, communication models, and interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Vinther, Jane – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
The framework of this study is cooperation between students of English at a Chinese university and their counterparts at a Danish university, i.e. neither group of students are native speakers of English. The theoretical framework for the study is Vygotsky's sociocultural approach combined with the work by a number of researchers on the link…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Constructivism (Learning), Interpersonal Relationship
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Sha, Guoquan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
Data-driven learning (DDL), or corpus-based language learning, involves the learner in an exploratory task to discover appropriate expressions or collocates regarding his writing. However, the problematic units of meaning in each learner's writing are so diverse that conventional corpora often prove futile. The search engine Google with the…
Descriptors: Written Language, Search Engines, Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics