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Aslan, Erhan; Ciftci, Hatime – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study presents a synthesis of empirical research reporting on learners' perceptions about the effectiveness of CMC in EFL/ESL writing classes. Conducting a multi-stage systematic review, we analyzed 52 scholarly research articles published between 2000 and 2016. Our findings indicate that while learners perceive linguistic benefits from…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Moneypenny, Dianne Burke; Aldrich, Rosalie S. – CALICO Journal, 2018
There is a growing demand for online course options, including classes offered and required in foreign languages. However, offering courses in multiple formats presents the challenges of developing high quality online courses and assessing the overall program effectiveness as students may elect to take the sequenced language acquisition courses in…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Oral Language
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Nishio, Tomoe; Nakatsugawa, Masanobu – CALICO Journal, 2018
Drawing from activity theory and its notion of contradictions of various levels, the present study analyzes tensions that emerged during a six-week telecollaborative project between American learners of Japanese (AMU students) and Japanese learners of English (JPU students) regarding expectations and manners of interaction. Transpacific groups of…
Descriptors: North Americans, Japanese, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Sánchez-Castro, Olga; Strambi, Antonella – CALICO Journal, 2017
This study explores the potential contribution of Eggins and Slade's (2004) Speech Functions as tools for describing learners' participation patterns in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (SCMC). Our analysis focuses on the relationship between learners' self-efficacy (i.e. personal judgments of second language performance capabilities)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Synchronous Communication, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Tsai, Mei-Hsing; Kinginger, Celeste – CALICO Journal, 2015
In synchronous computer-mediated contexts, peer-to-peer interaction at the microlevel has received little scrutiny. In applying a conversation analysis approach, this study scrutinizes the precise nature of peer-to-peer advice giving and receiving. In this process, an advice giver can be viewed at certain moments as more competent to evaluate a…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Second Language Learning
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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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Darhower, Mark Anthony – CALICO Journal, 2014
In this study, dynamic assessment is employed to help understand the developmental processes of two university Spanish learners as they produce a series of past narrations in a synchronous computer mediated environment. The assessments were conducted in six weekly one-hour chat sessions about various scenes of a Spanish language film. The analysis…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Synchronous Communication
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Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Suzuki, Satomi – CALICO Journal, 2013
Although distance language education has been widely adopted in university learning, very few researchers to date have looked at off-screen behaviors of second/foreign language learners in their physical environments while they engage in synchronous (real-time) online courses. This study examined one focal student's off-screen behaviors while…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Distance Education, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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Pellet, Stephanie H. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Course Content
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Mitchell, Kathleen – CALICO Journal, 2012
English language learners in the United States and abroad have begun to utilize Facebook, a social networking site, which since its inception in 2004 has been extremely popular with American college students. This qualitative case study with participants from an intensive English program in the US explores seven ESOL students' motivations for…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Social Networks
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Yanguas, Inigo – CALICO Journal, 2012
The present study adds to the computer-mediated communication (CMC) literature by exploring oral learner-to-learner interaction using Skype, a free and widely used Internet software program. In particular, this task-based study has a two-fold goal. Firstly, it explores possible differences between two modes of oral CMC (audio and video) and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Listening Comprehension, Research Design, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Hadjistassou, Stella K. – CALICO Journal, 2012
The goal of this study was to investigate the culturally afforded contradictions that ten advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) learner encountered when they posted their paper topics and exchanged feedback strategies online and contextualized some of these strategies to draft their papers. Using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT),…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Foreign Students, Cultural Influences
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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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