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Jauregi, Kristi; de Graaff, Rick; van den Bergh, Huub; Kriz, Milan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
One of the main objectives of the European Networked Interaction in Foreign Language Acquisition and Research (NIFLAR) project is to make foreign language learning and teaching processes more relevant and rewarding for reaching intercultural communicative competence. This is realized by offering foreign language learners and pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages), Native Speakers
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Kitade, Keiko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Internet-mediated intercultural discussions have been adopted for intercultural and second-language learning. However, the notion of community development in this context has received less attention. This study employs exchange structure (ES) analysis (Stubbs, M. (1983). "Discourse analysis." Oxford: Basil Blackwell) to investigate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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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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Chen, Hao-Jan Howard – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
Authentic videos are always motivational for foreign language learners. According to the findings of many empirical studies, subtitled L2 videos are particularly useful for foreign language learning. Although there are many authentic English videos available on the Internet, most of these videos do not have subtitles. If subtitles can be added to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Anxiety
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Smith, Simon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This exploratory study describes a framework for data-driven learning (DDL), in General (non-major) English university classes, in which learners "construct" linguistic corpora instead of merely "consulting" them. Prior related work has addressed the needs of language specialists, in particular trainee translators who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonmajors, Qualitative Research, Glossaries
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Nah, Ki Chune – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
Using the Internet through a mobile phone for learning English as a foreign language (EFL) listening skills has significant potential, and language learners in South Korea hold clearly positive attitudes towards using this. However, the barriers discouraging language learners from using the Internet for EFL listening have not yet been thoroughly…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Listening, Foreign Countries, Listening Skills
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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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O'Dowd, R.; Waire, P. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
In this article we examine how instructors make decisions about task design in telecollaboration and the factors that influence these decisions during the actual implementation of the tasks. We begin with a review of the recent literature of online intercultural exchanges to identify and describe a typology of 12 different types of tasks and task…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Teacher Collaboration, Assignments
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Vlugter, P.; Knott, A.; McDonald, J.; Hall, C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
We describe a computer assisted language learning (CALL) system that uses human-machine dialogue as its medium of interaction. The system was developed to help students learn the basics of the Maori language and was designed to accompany the introductory course in Maori running at the University of Otago. The student engages in a task-based…
Descriptors: College Students, Introductory Courses, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Pretests Posttests