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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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Rama, Paul S.; Black, Rebecca W.; van Es, Elizabeth; Warschauer, Mark – ReCALL, 2012
What are the affordances of online gaming environments for second language learning and socialization? To answer this question, this qualitative study examines two college-age Spanish learners' experiences participating in the Spanish language version of the massively multi-player online game "World of Warcraft." Using data culled from participant…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Participant Observation, Computer Games
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Kondo, Mutsumi; Ishikawa, Yasushige; Smith, Craig; Sakamoto, Kishio; Shimomura, Hidenori; Wada, Norihisa – ReCALL, 2012
This paper reports a project in which researchers at universities in Japan explored the use of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) practices by developing a learning module intended to help improve students' scores on the TOEIC Listening and Reading Tests. MALL practices are currently being developed at universities in Japan because almost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Teaching Methods, Informal Education
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Kenning, Marie-Madeleine – ReCALL, 2010
This paper reports some of the findings of a distinctive innovative use of audio-conferencing involving a population (campus-based advanced learners) and a type of application (task-based language learning) that have received little attention to date: the use of Wimba Voice Tools to provide additional opportunities for spoken interactions between…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Task Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Al-Shehri, Saleh; Gitsaki, Christina – ReCALL, 2010
Cognitive load theory has been utilized by second language acquisition (SLA) researchers to account for differences in learner performance with regards to different learning tasks. Certain instructional designs were shown to have an impact on cognitive load and working memory, and this impact was found to be accentuated in a multimedia environment…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Instructional Design, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Abdous, M'hammed; Camarena, Margaret M.; Facer, Betty Rose – ReCALL, 2009
Integrating Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) technology (personal multimedia players, cell phones, and handheld devices) into the foreign language curriculum is becoming commonplace in many secondary and higher education institutions. Current research has identified both pedagogically sound applications and important benefits to students.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices
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Comas-Quinn, Anna; Mardomingo, Raquel; Valentine, Chris – ReCALL, 2009
The application of mobile technologies to learning has the potential to facilitate the active participation of learners in the creation and delivery of content. Mobile technologies can also provide a powerful connection between a variety of formal and informal learning contexts and can help to build a community of learners. However these versatile…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Informal Education, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Culture
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Perez-Paredes, Pascual; Alcaraz-Calero, Jose M. – ReCALL, 2009
Although "annotation" is a widely-researched topic in Corpus Linguistics (CL), its potential role in Data Driven Learning (DDL) has not been addressed in depth by Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) practitioners. Furthermore, most of the research in the use of DDL methods pays little attention to annotation in the design and implementation…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Multilingualism, Internet, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A. – ReCALL, 2009
In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Languages, Questionnaires, Interviews