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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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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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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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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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Preuss, Cara; Morway, Carolyn – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
This paper explores university student access to and use of technology in Azerbaijan in the context of hegemony in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Due to perceptions of a lack of technology access in the university context, the instructors in this study did not initially pursue a CALL agenda. Based on data sources that included a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lee, Lina – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
The current study explores closely how using a combined modalities of asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) via blogs and face-to-face (FTF) interaction through ethnographic interviews with native speakers (L1s) supports autonomous learning as the result of reflective and social processes. The study involves 16 American undergraduate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Intercultural Communication
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Yang, Yu-Feng – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This qualitative study aims to understand how English learners interpret shared space in an online multilateral English blogging context and how their interpretations of shared space contribute to their multilateral exchange experience. Twenty-four Asian learners of English from two different universities--one in Japan and one in…
Descriptors: Assignments, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This paper examines the use of CMC in both Japanese and English dominated "domains" by Australian learners of Japanese. The natural, social online communication of 12 Australian university students with 18 of their Japanese contacts was collected for a period of up to four years, resulting in a corpus of approximately 2,000 instances of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Stockwell, Glenn – Language Learning & Technology, 2010
While problems such as small screens and inconvenient keypads have been pointed out by researchers (e.g., Thornton & Houser, 2002), we still have little knowledge of how the mobile platform affects the way in which activities are completed and how learners make decisions about using mobile phones. Stockwell (2007b) provided preliminary…
Descriptors: Internet, Second Language Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research