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Rama, Paul S.; Black, Rebecca W.; van Es, Elizabeth; Warschauer, Mark – ReCALL, 2012
What are the affordances of online gaming environments for second language learning and socialization? To answer this question, this qualitative study examines two college-age Spanish learners' experiences participating in the Spanish language version of the massively multi-player online game "World of Warcraft." Using data culled from participant…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Participant Observation, Computer Games
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Kondo, Mutsumi; Ishikawa, Yasushige; Smith, Craig; Sakamoto, Kishio; Shimomura, Hidenori; Wada, Norihisa – ReCALL, 2012
This paper reports a project in which researchers at universities in Japan explored the use of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) practices by developing a learning module intended to help improve students' scores on the TOEIC Listening and Reading Tests. MALL practices are currently being developed at universities in Japan because almost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Teaching Methods, Informal Education
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Kenning, Marie-Madeleine – ReCALL, 2010
This paper reports some of the findings of a distinctive innovative use of audio-conferencing involving a population (campus-based advanced learners) and a type of application (task-based language learning) that have received little attention to date: the use of Wimba Voice Tools to provide additional opportunities for spoken interactions between…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Task Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Abdous, M'hammed; Camarena, Margaret M.; Facer, Betty Rose – ReCALL, 2009
Integrating Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) technology (personal multimedia players, cell phones, and handheld devices) into the foreign language curriculum is becoming commonplace in many secondary and higher education institutions. Current research has identified both pedagogically sound applications and important benefits to students.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices
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Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A. – ReCALL, 2009
In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Languages, Questionnaires, Interviews