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Liang, Mei-Ya – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
This article reports on an explorative case study which, in the first place, aimed to ascertain different types of foreign language play in online role-playing in "Second Life," and which, secondly aimed to describe how various sources of contextual support can explain this foreign language play. Students' written conversation was…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Semantics, Vignettes, Computer Games
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Chou, I-Chia – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Undoubtedly, new areas of functionality for electronic texts will come to the fore and create new reading habits and expectations for dealing and interacting with text as electronic texts become dominant in the academic world. These new forms of reading will gradually become as natural as the different activities readers now take for granted, such…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Internet, Language Proficiency
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece of empirical evidence on how SL can be infused into a computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Bueno Alastuey, M. C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This study explored the benefits and drawbacks of synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a blended course of English for specific purposes. Quantitative and qualitative data from two groups following the same syllabus, except for the oral component, were compared. Oral tasks were carried out face-to-face with same L1…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Languages
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Chen, Hao-Jan Howard – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
The development of adequate collocational knowledge is important for foreign language learners; nonetheless, learners often have difficulties in producing proper collocations in the target language. Among the various ways of learning collocations, the DDL (data-driven learning) approach encourages independent learning of collocations and allows…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
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Ho, Caroline Mei Lin; Rappa, Natasha Anne; Chee, Yam San – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
This paper focuses on the design and implementation of an innovative technologically mediated intervention for argumentation pedagogy in two classes comprising 17- to 18-year-old students in Singapore. The design research involves integrating the "Second Life" immersive virtual environment and web-based scaffolding through a customized…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms, Grade 12