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Jensen, Signe Hannibal – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Through the analytical lens of activity theory (Leontiev, 1978, Lantolf & Thorne, 2006), the present study investigates the uptake of affordances for language learning by young (ages 7-11) Danish children (N = 15) in their engagement with English language media in the digital wild. Drawing on ethnographic interviews (Spradley, 1979), during…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computer Games
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Warschauer, Mark – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
"Language Learning & Technology" ("LLT") was launched in the mid-1990s out of a collaboration between the University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the Michigan State University Center for Language Education Research (CLEAR). Like other online journals started in the 1990s, "LLT"…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Electronic Journals, Access to Information
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Thorne, Steven L. – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
In this article I revisit the cultures-of-use conceptual framework--that technologies, as forms and processes comprising human culture, mediate and assume variable meanings, values, and conventionalized functions for different communities (Thorne, 2003). I trace the antecedent arc of investigation and serendipitous encounters that led to the 2003…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Communication (Thought Transfer), Social Environment, Sociocultural Patterns
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Lee, Jang Ho; Lee, Hansol; Sert, Cetin – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
The present article deals with the issue of how to create and operate a customizable on-line concordancer from viewpoints of language teachers and with their own laptops. It aims to introduce how to use and manage this application without relying on computer engineers for various pedagogical purposes, focusing on the four beneficial dimensions of…
Descriptors: Indexes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Benson, Phil – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
It is often observed that the globalization of social media has opened up new opportunities for informal intercultural communication and foreign language learning. This study aims to go beyond this general observation through a case study that explores how discourse analysis tools might be used to uncover evidence of language and intercultural…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Xu, Cuiqin; Ding, Yanren – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The advance of computer input log and screen-recording programs over the last two decades has greatly facilitated research into the writing process in real time. Using Inputlog 4.0 and Camtasia 6.0 to record the writing process of 24 Chinese EFL writers in an argumentative task, this study explored L2 writers' pausing patterns in computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Writing Assignments, Persuasive Discourse
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Park, Jaehan; Yang, Jaeseok; Hsieh, Yi Chin – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
With the growing prevalence of Web 2.0 technologies and use of online resources in their classrooms, language learners have increasing exposure to online texts. In this study we attempted to understand how university level second language (L2) readers construct meaning when reading online. We investigated L2 readers' information-seeking strategies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Godwin-Jones, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
Anyone in the United States who wants to learn Spanish can easily find local instructional options. Opportunities abound as well for maintaining one's Spanish: all-Spanish television stations, widely distributed print media, and an abundance of native speakers. Learning opportunities and resources for other commonly taught languages (CTL) such as…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Printed Materials
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Ballance, Oliver James – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
In the previous issue of "LLT", I commented upon Stockwell (2010), suggesting that the learning activities investigated limited the scope of his research on the effects of the MALL platform. Professor Stockwell responded in the same issue with a spirited riposte. However, it became clear that much of the disagreement lay in a matter of definition.…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Internet
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Klimanova, Liudmila; Dembovskaya, Svetlana – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
As the integration of Internet-based social networking tools becomes increasingly popular in foreign language classrooms, the use of modern communication technologies is particularly critical in the context of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs), where student exposure to the target language and its speakers is usually minimal. This paper…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Discourse Analysis
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Li, Zhi; Hegelheimer, Volker – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
In this paper, we report on the development and implementation of a web-based mobile application, "Grammar Clinic," for an ESL writing class. Drawing on insights from the interactionist approach to Second Language Acquisition (SLA), the Noticing Hypothesis, and mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), "Grammar Clinic" was…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grammar, Editing, English (Second Language)
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Ranalli, Jim – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
This paper explores the feasibility of an automated, online form of L2 strategy instruction (SI) as an alternative to conventional, classroom-based forms that rely primarily on teachers. Feasibility was evaluated by studying the effectiveness, both actual and perceived, of a five-week, online SI course designed to teach web-based dictionary skills…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Internet, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Godwin-Jones, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
Five years ago in the February, 2007, issue of LLT, I wrote about developments in digital video of potential interest to language teachers. Since then, there have been major changes in options for video capture, editing, and delivery. One of the most significant has been the rise in popularity of video-based storytelling, enabled largely by…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Videoconferencing, Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing
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Godwin-Jones, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
In Western countries today, instructed language learning in higher education normally includes use of the Web: as a resource in face-to-face classes, as an equal partner in instructional delivery in hybrid courses, or as the primary teaching and learning environment in distance learning. Most often today this is enabled through use of a learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Management Systems, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn; Boggs, Jordan – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
This study investigates Web-based, project oriented, many-to-many collaborative writing for academic purposes. Thirty-eight Fulbright scholars in an orientation program at a large Midwestern university used a Web-based word processing tool to collaboratively plan and report on a research project. The purpose of this study is to explore and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Collaborative Writing, Writing Processes, Teaching Methods
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