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Sain, Noridah; Bown, Andy; Fluck, Andrew; Kebble, Paul – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In order to enhance second language (L2) acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) students are encouraged to exploit the abundant information and opportunities for authentic language use afforded by the Internet. This study investigated the online research and comprehension strategies employed by ESL learners in a public university in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Burston, Jack; Georgiadou, Olga; Monville-Burston, Monique – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This article describes the use of instructional technology to promote, through a combination of behaviorist/structuralist and communicative/action-based methodologies, correct pronunciation of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) to native Greek-speaking false-beginner-level learners. It is based on the analysis of a teaching programme, complemented…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Lai, Shu-Li – Research-publishing.net, 2015
A number of studies have suggested the potentials of corpus tools in vocabulary learning. However, there are still some concerns. Corpus tools might be too complicated to use; example sentences retrieved from corpus tools might be too difficult to understand; processing large number of sample sentences could be challenging and time-consuming;…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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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
Hamel, Marie-Josee – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2012
We have analyzed circa 180 navigation paths followed by six learners while they performed three language encoding tasks at the computer using an online dictionary prototype. Our hypothesis was that learners who follow an "optimal path" while navigating within the dictionary, using its search and look-up functions, would have a high chance of…
Descriptors: Online Searching, French, Second Language Instruction, College Students
Mora, Raúl A. – Online Submission, 2011
Using both data from my dissertation and ideas from my most recent research and academic projects, this paper will discuss some challenges and potential opportunities that the inextricable links between literacy and technology pose for second language educators in this decade and beyond. In the first part of this paper, I will describe a series of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
Abdallah, Mahmoud Mohammad Sayed – Online Submission, 2010
English language learning in general, and TESOL in particular, has been recently associated with some new literacy practices imposed by the Internet and other new ICTs which, according to Coiro et al. (2008), have been defining the concept of literacy in the 21st century. The changing social practices should be accompanied by a process of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Internet, Teacher Educators, English (Second Language)