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Grimshaw, Jennica; Bione, Tiago; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The current study compared five free Text-To-Speech (TTS) systems, selected based on characteristics such as availability and capabilities. Tasks were completed by 37 English learners to evaluate these systems in terms of their comprehensibility, naturalness, and intelligibility. Our findings indicate that IBM Watson and Google Translate are the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Audio Equipment, Comprehension
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Alnajjar, Marwa; Brick, Billy – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper reports on a study that explored five student-teachers' beliefs regarding the usability of three digital flashcard websites that can be used in a blended learning approach in English Language Teaching (ELT) classrooms. These student-teachers, who had previous teaching experience, were students on a year-long Master of Arts (MA)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Almeida, Ana Bela; Puig, Idoya – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The international research network, "Literature in the Foreign Language Class" ("Litinclass"), was created with a view of exploring and sharing ideas on the numerous skills and benefits that can be derived from language learning through literature. This paper focuses on how literature can have an important role in the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Skill Development, Literature, Job Skills
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Hendry, Clinton; Sheepy, Emily – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Simple English Wikipedia is a user-contributed online encyclopedia intended for young readers and readers whose first language is not English. We compiled a corpus of the entirety of Simple English Wikipedia as of June 20th, 2017. We used lexical frequency profiling tools to investigate the vocabulary size needed to comprehend Simple English…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Teaching Methods, Computational Linguistics
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Lindström, Nataliya Berbyuk; Hashemi, Sylvana Sofkova; Bartram, Lorna; Bradley, Linda – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The paper reports on the availability and use of mobile resources by newly arrived Arabic migrants in Sweden, and how the resources meet migrants' integration needs. Analysis of websites and applications (hereafter apps) in combination with focus group interviews is used. Results show that though a variety of resources are available, translation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Web Sites
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Pareja-Lora, Antonio, Ed.; Calle-Martínez, Cristina, Ed.; Rodríguez-Arancón, Pilar, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This volume offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, empirical and methodological view over the new scenarios and environments for language teaching and learning recently emerged (e.g. blended learning, e-learning, ubiquitous learning, social learning, autonomous learning or lifelong learning), and also over some of the new approaches to language…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Hernandez-Nanclares, Nuria; Jimenez-Munoz, Antonio – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in Spain has increased the number of degrees taught through English, although secondary schools do not ensure an appropriate set of linguistic skills for bilingual degrees. A holistic, accountable model for Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-supported learning can give students the adequate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Language of Instruction, English
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Goria, Cecilia, Ed.; Speicher, Oranna, Ed.; Stollhans, Sascha, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual conference in the "Innovative Language Teaching at University" series. Under the heading "Enhancing participation and collaboration" the conference, organised by Cecilia Goria, Oranna Speicher and Sascha Stollhans, took…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Classroom Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Four Skills News Project is an example of communicative language learning, developed for final year German students at the University of Liverpool. It focuses on how students use and practise their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills via the creative use of news reports and digital technology. Each student creates an avatar using…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, News Reporting
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Brahmi, Fakhreddine – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In this paper I will report on a personal experimentation with Facebook and wikis as collaborative learning tools. The aims of implementing these strategies were to develop students' writing skills and to change their attitudes towards learning in the digital age. I delved into this research because I do believe that learning in the new millennium…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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Vinagre Laranjeira, Margarita – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In this paper we explore the data gathered from a group of nine in-service teachers who were trained online to become future telecollaborative teachers. Participants from different countries worked in two small groups in a wiki designed specially to facilitate discussion and collaboration. Tasks included reading and reviewing articles on…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Collaboration
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Combe, Christelle; Codreanu, Tatiana – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The potential for computer-supported learning in educational contexts has opened up the possibilities for learners to interact in informal contexts outside the classroom. The context of the present research is a young American individual's vlog on YouTube sharing his experiences as a learner of French. This paper focuses on the potential use of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Web Sites
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Yassine-Diab, Nadia; Alazard-Guiu, Charlotte; Loiseau, Mathieu; Sorin, Laurent; Orliac, Charlotte – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In a design-based research approach (Barab & Squire, 2004), we are currently developing the first prototype of a collaborative Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) website. It focuses on technical vocabulary to help students master any field of LSP better. "Check Your Smile" is a platform aggregating various types of gameplays for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Languages for Special Purposes, Web Sites, Educational Trends
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Kleanthous, Angela; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2016
There has been a growing interest in incorporating social media in education and in language teaching in general. From a pedagogical perspective, as mentioned in Kleanthous (2016), blogs (or weblogs) appear to be effective in enhancing writing and/or reading skills, as their interactive platforms enable learners to exchange comments and offer…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Filko, Matea; Farkaš, Daša; Hriberski, Diana – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In this paper, we present the HR4EU--a web portal for e-learning of Croatian. HR4EU is the first portal that offers Croatian language courses which are free-of-charge and developed by language professionals. Moreover, HR4EU also integrates bidirectional interaction with some of the previously developed language resources for Croatian. The HR4EU…
Descriptors: Serbocroatian, Second Language Instruction, Web Sites, Educational Technology
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