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Wang, Shudong; Iwata, Jun; Jarrell, Douglas – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
Since 2010, both universities in which the authors teach have integrated pc-based e-learning or mobile learning programs into several English courses. Students' online performances are evaluated and used in determining the grades for each course. The data accumulated over the years indicates both changing and unchanged e-learning habits among…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yonesaka, Suzanne M. – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
Receiving adequate pronunciation feedback is an ongoing challenge for L2 learners. Although instructors are the most important source of corrective pronunciation feedback (Szpyra, 2014; Timson, 2007), L2 learners can also benefit from peer pronunciation feedback (Lord, 2008; Kim & Yoon, 2014; Roccamo, 2015). This paper examines Japanese…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Influence, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Toland, Sean H.; Mills, Daniel J.; Kohyama, Megumi – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
In universities throughout Japan, English language learners are required to stand in front of their peers and make a presentation with the aid of software such as Microsoft PowerPoint. This type of public speaking activity can often be an anxiety-inducing, glorified reading or memorization exercise of text-heavy slides that fails to meet the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Memorization
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Goh, Shu Li – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, the use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Role Playing, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
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Uehara, Suwako; Noriega, Edgar Josafat Martinez – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The availability of user-friendly coding software is increasing, yet teachers might hesitate to use this technology to develop for educational needs. This paper discusses studies related to technology for educational uses and introduces an evaluation application being developed. Through questionnaires by student users and open-ended discussion by…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Coding
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Mindog, Emily – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study explores, describes and analyzes the utilization of smartphone apps by four Japanese university students to support learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Findings indicate that intermediate language learners use apps to access content and communicate on SNS and are not keen on studying discrete language parts. Participants…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Tanaka, Hiroya; Oki, Nanaho – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This practical paper discusses the effect of explicit instruction to raise Japanese EFL learners' pragmatic awareness using online discourse completion tasks. The five-part tasks developed by the authors use American TV drama scenes depicting particular speech acts and include explicit instruction in these speech acts. 46 Japanese EFL college…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Thomas, Simon; Toland, Sean H. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The provision of supplemental educational and instructional content in podcast form is becoming increasingly widespread in first language education. However, amongst second language students in Japan the lack of literature illustrates podcast use has been limited. Imitating podcasts, educational and instructional materials in audio form were…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Davies, Renaud Jonathan – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explores the role voice microblogging-based activities play in developing learners' spoken production skills. The study involved 33 low-intermediate level university students majoring in English at a private university in Japan. The voice microblogging application used in the study was Bubbly, a cross-platform social networking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Ockert, David Michael – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This small-scale, longitudinal study tested for the influence of video recording with a camcorder, and recording and self-viewing with an iPad. The study tested for changes in confidence, anxiety and foreign language (FL) willingness to communicate (WTC; McCroskey & Baer, 1985) using self-report measures before and after the intervention (N =…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Video Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Mork, Cathrine-Mette – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Online student response systems (OSRSs) are fast replacing classroom response systems (CRSs), also known as personal or audience response systems or "clickers". OSRSs can more easily be implemented in the classroom because they are web-based and allow students to use any browser and device to do the "clicking" required to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Audience Response Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
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Leis, Adrian – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The use of social networking systems has enabled communication to occur around the globe almost instantly, with news about various events being spread around the world as they happen. There has also been much interest in the benefits and disadvantages the use of such social networking systems may bring for education. This paper reports on the use…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires
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York, James; Stiller, Scott – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The social-media news website "Reddit" boasts a huge readership with over 35 million unique visitors for December 2011 alone. Content is generated by users, who submit links from other websites to the various sub-forums. Users also have the ability to comment on links, providing the means for a community to be developed. Both content and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nielsen, Brian – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study explores asynchronous online discussions as a learning strategy for Japanese EFL students from various perspectives. A text analysis of learner posts and replies was performed to determine the quantity, quality, and accuracy of the written language produced. Student participation rates during all four online exchanges were measured to…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Watson, Kevin; Agawa, Grant – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The importance of a structured learning framework or interrelated frameworks is the cornerstone of a solid English as a foreign language (EFL) computer-assisted language learning (CALL) curriculum. While the benefits of CALL are widely promoted in the literature, there is often an endemic discord separating theory and practice. Oftentimes the…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Integrated Curriculum, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction