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Mkdadi, Ali Mahmod – Online Submission, 2019
This article surveys the writing on technology in language and unknown dialect learning. Given the solid enthusiasm for innovation use for language learning, it is imperative to take a gander at how innovation has been utilized in the field up to this point. The objectives of this examination are twofold: to see how technology have been utilized…
Descriptors: Dialects, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Sawaki, Yasuyo; Sinharay, Sandip – Language Testing, 2018
The present study examined the reliability of the reading, listening, speaking, and writing section scores for the TOEFL iBT® test and their interrelationship in order to collect empirical evidence to support, respectively, the "generalization" inference and the "explanation" inference in the TOEFL iBT validity argument…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing
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García Laborda, Jesús; Alcalde Peñalver, Elena – Online Submission, 2018
Despite the increasing importance of language testing, technology design matters related to testing have hardly been addressed in academic research, yet not enough has been written on test-taking anxiety related to computerized speaking tests. Although students nowadays are digital natives, in our experience they seem to experience a significant…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Internet
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Nakatsuhara, Fumiyo; Inoue, Chihiro; Berry, Vivien; Galaczi, Evelina – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2017
This research explores how Internet-based video-conferencing technology can be used to deliver and conduct a speaking test, and what similarities and differences can be discerned between the standard and computer-mediated face-to-face modes. The context of the study is a high-stakes speaking test, and the motivation for the research is the need…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Mixed Methods Research, Internet, Speech Tests
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Ockey, Gary J.; Gu, Lin; Keehner, Madeleine – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2017
A growing number of stakeholders argue for the use of second language (L2) speaking assessments that measure the ability to orally communicate in real time. A Web-based virtual environment (VE) that allows live voice communication among individuals may have potential for aiding in delivering such assessments. While off-the-shelf voice…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Simulation
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Mueller, Charles M.; Jacobsen, Natalia D. – ReCALL, 2016
Qualitative research focusing primarily on advanced-proficiency second language (L2) learners suggests that online corpora can function as useful reference tools for language learners, especially when addressing phraseological issues. However, the feasibility and effectiveness of online corpus consultation for learners at a basic level of L2…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Qualitative Research, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Tabata-Sandom, Mitsue – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
There is a lack of research which examines the effects of online pop-up dictionaries in the context of less commonly taught languages including Japanese as a second and foreign language (JSL and JFL), despite the growing popularity of such tools. This qualitatively-oriented study is an attempt to fill this void. The study investigates differences…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, Qualitative Research
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Barnes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Washback, or the influence of testing on teaching and learning, has received considerable attention in language testing research over the past twenty years. It is widely argued that testing, particularly high-stakes testing, exerts a powerful influence, whether intended or unintended, positive or negative, on both teachers and learners. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Mai, Ziyin; Yuan, Boping – Second Language Research, 2016
This article reports an empirical study investigating L2 acquisition of the Mandarin Chinese "shì…de" cleft construction by adult English-speaking learners within the framework of the Feature Reassembly Hypothesis (Lardiere, 2009). A Sentence Completion task, an interpretation task, two Acceptability Judgement tasks, and a felicity…
Descriptors: Adults, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Intonation
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Dizon, Gilbert – TESL-EJ, 2016
The Internet has made it possible for teachers to administer online assessments with affordability and ease. However, little is known about Japanese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' attitudes of internet-based tests (IBTs). Therefore, this study aimed to measure the perceptions of IBTs among Japanese English language learners with the…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Vandergrift, Larry – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The "Diplôme d'études de langue française" (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the perceptions of students, teachers, and parents in various school jurisdictions across Canada on a range of issues related to the DELF test and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, French, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Zou, Di; Xie, Haoran; Wang, Fu Lee – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Previous studies on dictionary consultation investigated mainly online dictionaries or simple pocket electronic dictionaries as they were commonly used among learners back then, yet the more updated mobile dictionaries were superficially investigated though they have already replaced the pocket electronic dictionaries. These studies are also…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Dictionaries
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Mansouri, Vahid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
When it comes to language learning, vocabulary learning is the main activity focused on. Vocabulary learning is the main problem and also the goal of new language learners. It is one of the major problems that language learners encounter during learning a new language. Krashen (1989) (cited in Tokac, 2005) points out the role of vocabulary in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Otero de Juan, Nuria; Gimenez Lopez, Jose L. – Online Submission, 2015
Assessing speaking is one of the most difficult tasks in computer based language testing. Many countries all over the world face the need to implement standardized language tests where speaking tasks are commonly included. However, a number of problems make them rather impractical such as the costs, the personnel involved, the length of time for…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Testing
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Wang, Chao; Yan, Jiaolan; Liu, Bao – English Language Teaching, 2014
Based on Bailey's washback model, in respect of participants, process and products, the present empirical study was conducted to find the actual washback effects of the internet-based College English Test Band 4 (IB CET-4). The methods adopted are questionnaires, class observation, interview and the analysis of both the CET-4 teaching and testing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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