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Kleanthous, Angela; Cardoso, Walcir –, 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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Jager, Sake, Ed.; Kurek, Malgorzata, Ed.; O'Rourke, Breffni, Ed. –, 2016
Trinity College Dublin was proud to host, in April 2016, the Second International Conference on Telecollaboration in Higher Education, with the theme "New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice." Over two and a half days, 150 participants offered 95 research presentations, posters, and "problem shared" sessions.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Diakou, Maria – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are continuously evolving and when integrated appropriately these can facilitate foreign language learning classes. Connecting the curriculum to real world tasks in this way prepares "learners for the challenge of coping with the language they hear and read in the real world outside the…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Eldridge, John; Neufeld, Steven – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Many course books for learners of English as a second or foreign language now claim to contain a strong lexical component. Other practitioners meanwhile continue to advocate the use of graded readers to augment vocabulary development. This article reports the findings of vocabulary profiling and analysis of both course books and graded readers and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods