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Wilken, Jayme Lynn – CALICO Journal, 2018
Learner perceptions toward and utilization of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation (AWE) program were investigated in an Intensive English Program (IEP) class. This small case study focused on two Chinese students who responded to weekly surveys, semi-structured interviews, and screen capture videos of their revisions over a…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Student Surveys
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Grgurovic, Maja – CALICO Journal, 2011
Blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and online instruction, is seen as one of the most important recent advances in education (Thorne, 2003). While previous CALL studies have looked at various aspects of blended learning in foreign and second language classes, they have not allowed for a sufficient description of what actually happens…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Reinhardt, Jonathon; Zander, Victoria – CALICO Journal, 2011
This ongoing project seeks to investigate the impact, inside and outside of class, of instruction focused on developing learner awareness of social-networking site (SNS) use in an American Intensive English Program (IEP). With language socialization as an interpretative framework (Duff, in press; Ochs, 1988; Watson-Gegeo, 2004), the project uses a…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Networks
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Dikli, Semire – CALICO Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of feedback that English as a Second Language (ESL) students received on their writings either from an automated essay scoring (AES) system or from the teacher. The participants were 12 adult ESL students who were attending an intensive English center at a university in Florida. The drafts of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Scoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell – CALICO Journal, 2009
This action-research project was designed to assess how the use of video as a central instructional component impacts features of cross-cultural competence among adult ESL students. The study was conducted in a college-level intensive English language program in North America. Findings suggest that students' deeply embedded beliefs and values…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Cultural Awareness, Action Research, Video Technology
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Young, Dolly Jesusita – CALICO Journal, 2008
Replacing face-to-face teaching with online instruction in higher education will become an increasingly attractive strategy for reducing instructional costs. Research on the effectiveness of online instruction, however, is sparse. The purpose of this paper is to present findings of a 2-year study that examined learner outcomes within the context…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Intensive Language Courses
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Reese, L. Grant; And Others – CALICO Journal, 1988
Utah State University's intensive Spanish program uses video simulations of real-life experiences as the basis for classroom instruction in lieu of following a textbook, allowing the class to become student-centered, rather than instructor-centered, through a problem-solving group endeavor. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Higher Education