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Jones, Linda C.; Murphy, Cheryl A.; Holland, Amalie – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study investigated the quantity and characteristics of student language production, discourse functions, and morphosyntactic features in three different discourse settings--face-to-face (F2F), lab-setting chatroom interactions (Lab), and any place/any device chatroom interactions (APAD). Discourse was examined through the replication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Synchronous Communication, Statistical Analysis, Language Acquisition
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Bytheway, Julie – CALICO Journal, 2015
Initiated in response to informal reports of vocabulary gains from gamers at universities in New Zealand and the Netherlands, this qualitative study explored how English language learners autonomously learn vocabulary while playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). Using research processes inherent in Grounded Theory, data…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Poole, Robert – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study compares the effectiveness of online textual glosses enhanced with modified corpus-extracted sentences presented in concordance lines and textual glosses enhanced with dictionary definitions drawn from an online learner's dictionary for academic vocabulary learning at higher proficiency levels. Particularly, the study aimed to determine…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Foreign Students
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Hsu, Hsiu-Chen – CALICO Journal, 2012
Over the last decade, a small body of SLA research has examined the effects of task planning on L2 production. This research has revealed positive results concerning the effect of pre-task and online planning on oral and written production. However, no studies to date have investigated the joint effects of pre-task and online planning. In…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Predictor Variables, Content Analysis
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Mekheimer, Mohamed Amin A. – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study investigates the effects on EFL students of using Blackboard technology and online dictionaries in developing translating skills and building positive attitudes towards translation in male Saudi college students. The study compares two groups of students in a translation course; one in a traditional, face-to-face setting (control) and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Sun, Yu-Chih – CALICO Journal, 2012
Educational blogs have drawn the growing interest of researchers and language teachers due to the user-friendly interfaces as well as the powerful archiving features. The purpose of the current study is two-fold: (1) to examine the effectiveness of extensive speaking practice on speaking performance in voice blogs, and (2) to examine learners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Speech Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Dehaan, Jonathan; Johnson, Neil H.; Yoshimura, Noriko; Kondo, Takako – CALICO Journal, 2012
This paper details the use of a free and access-controlled wiki as the learning management system for a four-week teaching module designed to improve the oral communication skills of Japanese university EFL students. Students engaged in repeated experiential learning cycles of planning, doing, observing, and evaluating their performance of a role…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Speech Communication
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Oberg, Andrew – CALICO Journal, 2011
In this study, two study methods for the support of acquisition and retention of 10 vocabulary items were compared; one method used representative picture cards and the other a CALL interface. Seventy-one first-year Japanese university students comprising two classes participated in the study. The students studied a practice set of 10 vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Scores, Vocabulary Development, Instructional Effectiveness