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Boudadi, Nadia Azzouz; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
This paper focuses on a fairly new motivational technique, the so-called Gamification, which consists of introducing game mechanics in non-game environments to promote motivation and engagement. By the turn of the 21rst century, Gamification took off in the business field and soon after became an attractive concept for researchers and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Databases, Meta Analysis
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Morgana, Valentina – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
The use of mobile devices inside and outside formal settings is often associated with innovative practices in the design of language learning activities. This often implies the reconceptualization of language learning tasks and of the role of the teacher in the mobile classroom. In order to investigate current research and practices in secondary…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities
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Díez, Mario Tomé; Richters, Marlisa Amanda – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
It is essential for foreign language learners to have adequate opportunities for speaking in order to enhance the acquisition of oral communicative competence. Although research over the last few years has dealt with the potential of podcasting for the development of oral competencies, little has been done towards its application in the…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bailey, Angela; Gruber, Alice – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
This mixed method case study explored globalization and complex relationships through a virtual exchange project between students from Germany and Colombia in upper intermediate level English classes. We believed by providing a space for online conversation, written collaboration and discussion, students would enhance their plurilingual and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Villalobos-Buehner, Maria – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
The goals of this research were twofold. First, to measure changes in cultural awareness levels between two groups of students in their third semester of a Spanish class. The trained group formed by university students from the USA collaborated with another group of university students from Colombia using Skype. The second aim was to identify…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Undergraduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lee, Bradford J. – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
Mobile-learning (m-learning), or mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), has been the object of a great deal of research over the last twenty years. However, empirical work in this area has largely failed to produce generalizable conclusions due to variation in methodology, target feature, and task-type (Burston, 2014, 2015). As schools in Japan…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Handwriting, Word Processing, Electronic Learning
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Seedhouse, Paul; Heslop, Phil; Kharrufa, Ahmed; Ren, Simin; Nguyen, Trang – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
In this article, the authors present the Linguacuisine app--a product of the Erasmus Plus-funded project 'Linguacuisine'. Linguacuisine is the third generation of digital technology they have produced, the first two being the French and European Digital Kitchens. Linguacuisine tackles the universal problem of classroom language teaching, namely…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Furumura, Yumiko; Huang, Hsin-Chou – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
This study examined whether direct communication with people from other countries using Skype or Line would affect students' English test scores in listening and reading as well as the development of their curiosity concerning foreign cultures by comparing the data of an experimental group with that of a control group. The former group conducted…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Intercultural Communication, Teleconferencing, Scores
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Kara, Samia – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
Exploiting the free technology empowering services with which Google supplies the educational field, the present paper contributes a Google Education mediated syllabus framework to the field of teaching English as a second/ foreign language. Through a systems approach methodology, the framework addressed the concepts of 'learner autonomy' and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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O'Brien, Myles – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
A browser-based system to facilitate practice in asking and answering simple questions in English was developed. The user may ask or answer by speaking or typing, and the computer's output is in the form of speech and/or text. The types of questions handled and the permitted vocabulary are limited, though the vocabulary items may be edited freely.…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Speech Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ypsilandis, George S. – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
The subject of computers in language learning was not covered at a postgraduate level in Greece independently but as an add-on module in more broad programmes, such as "applied linguistics" or "TEFL." In such programmes, this module was merely scratching the surface of the subject, leaving students with the impression that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Manegre, Marni; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar; Gisbert, Mercè – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
This paper presents the first phase of a study conducted to analyze Knowledge Building forums for evidence of second language acquisition. This study is an analysis of the posts within an existing forum in search of evidence of foreign language learning. The analysis found that the collaborative writing project shows evidence that the students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Aldrich, Rosalie S.; Moneypenny, Dianne Burke – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
Online (OL) second language (L2) courses are becoming more widely offered in the United States; however, little information exists about the effectiveness of OL L2 courses beyond one semester or course. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess Spanish students' oral proficiency after completing one year of OL only L2 courses. At the end…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Spanish, Student Evaluation, Electronic Learning
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He, Long – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
As an increasingly popular format of input, the affordances of audio-visual materials have been widely studied. Past research has provided evidence that audio-visual input combined with different captioning strategies could benefit learners in terms of vocabulary learning, listening comprehension, and the development of grammatical knowledge.…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Audiovisual Aids, Grammar, Vocabulary Development
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Avgousti, Maria Iosifina; Hadjistassou, Stella K. – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
In a world which abounds with digitally-driven changes, an orthodoxy of technology adoption and utilisation in higher education is emerging, and it is deemed critical for steering the discussions of experts for planning and implementing a digitally-enabled ecology where students and faculty members alike will benefit. Although several types of…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Computer Software
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