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Harting, Axel – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
This study explores ways of using Facebook as a tool to improve the pragmatic competence of students of German as a foreign language in Japan. Nine students of a textbook-based German class (CFER level A2) voluntarily participated in this blended learning approach, in which they were assigned weekly online tasks aimed at eliciting speech acts…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Media
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Dizon, Gilbert; Tang, Daniel – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
Several researchers have compared the efficacy of digital flashcards (DFs) versus paper flashcards (PFs) to improve L2 vocabulary and have concluded that using DFs is more effective (Azabdaftari & Mozaheb, 2012; Basoglu & Akdemir, 2010; Kiliçkaya & Krajka, 2010). However, these studies did not utilize vocabulary learning strategies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Visual Aids
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Dizon, Gilbert; Thanyawatpokin, Benjamin – The EUROCALL Review, 2016
Web 2.0 technologies have become an integral part of our lives, transforming not only how we communicate with others, but also how language is taught and learned in the L2 classroom. Several studies have looked into the use of these tools and how they influence L2 learning (e.g. Jin, 2015; Wang & Vásquez, 2014), yet only one has compared the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Social Media, Web 2.0 Technologies, English (Second Language)
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Tanaka, Hiroya; Yonesaka, Suzanne M.; Ueno, Yukie – The EUROCALL Review, 2015
Vocabulary is an area that requires foreign language learners to work independently and continuously both in and out of class. In the Japanese EFL setting, for example, more than 97% of the population experiences approximately six years of English education at secondary school during which time they are required to learn approximately 3,000 words…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Educational Technology, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)