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Castrillo, Maria Dolores; Sedano, Beatriz – CALICO Journal, 2021
The expansion of MOOCs (massive open online courses) is very much associated with instructors interested in the craft of teaching, innovating, and experimenting with different methods to improve and expand students' learning experience. The Erasmus+ project MOONLITE has worked to create cross-institutional scenarios and new educational pathways…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Online Courses, Refugees, Migrants
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Allen, Heather Willis; Gamalinda, Sarah – CALICO Journal, 2021
This study argues for grounding the teaching of presentational communication in a foreign language (FL) in Making- and Design-related concepts. We use the example of creating personal narrative podcasts in an advanced collegiate FL course to demonstrate how these concepts facilitate student learning outcomes in relation to genre awareness, digital…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Kannan, Jaya; Brenneis, Sara J.; Nader-Esfahani, Sanam – CALICO Journal, 2021
The use of digital exhibitions in two advanced language and culture courses within a liberal arts curriculum provides an innovative pedagogical approach to promoting language learning and critical analysis. This article proposes a pedagogy to incorporate Maker-Centered Learning (MCL), the framework that emerged from a Harvard Graduate School of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, French
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Caspar, Stephan – CALICO Journal, 2021
Adult learners benefit from a playful approach to learning (Whitton, 2018). Similarly, students experiencing immersive learning using virtual reality headsets can benefit from a playful and exploratory approach to language and culture learning (Arnold, 1979), which includes the opportunity to experiment and create content using accessible,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning, Creative Activities
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Enkin, Elizabeth; Tytarenko, Olha; Kirschling, Eric – CALICO Journal, 2021
This article discusses the development of an immersive virtual reality (VR)-infused Makerspace for experiential learning. Students in an advanced-level Russian course used a Makerspace to complete a three-part project aimed at language and cultural learning through art and presentational speaking. Participants completed a survey about their…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Russian, Computer Simulation, Active Learning
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Cornillie, Frederik; Buendgens-Kosten, Judith; Sauro, Shannon; Van der Veken, Joeri – CALICO Journal, 2021
In the digital wilds, thriving storytelling practices (often in transcultural and multilingual contexts) share with Maker culture a belief in learning through doing, bricolage, collaboration, and playfulness. Key examples are fanfiction, a form of creative writing that transforms popular media in some way, and interactive fiction, a form of…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Story Telling, Fiction, Multilingualism
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Taguchi, Naoko – CALICO Journal, 2021
This exploratory study investigated the usability of immersive virtual reality (VR) as a way of creating a role-play task to examine pragmatic competence, specifically the ability to produce the speech act of request. The study created a closed role-play task in two versions. One was a standard computer-based version in which participants read a…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Computer Simulation, Role Playing, Task Analysis
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Arellano-Soto, German; Parks, Susan – CALICO Journal, 2021
This study analyzed eTandem video-conferencing exchanges between five pairs of university students of English as a foreign language (EFL) and Spanish as a foreign language (SFL). The exchanges, which involved discussion of seven tasks, took place on a weekly basis. Drawing on an interactionist perspective (Ellis et al., 2001a; Loewen, 2005), the…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Hell, Anna; Sauro, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2021
The use of digital technology in the subject of Swedish as a second language (SSL) has increased in recent years. Schools in Sweden have received many newly arrived students due to the migration situation prevailing in contemporary European society. This article shares the findings of a study carried out on six SSL teachers' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Tang, Xiaofei; Taguchi, Naoko – CALICO Journal, 2020
A well-designed game can offer enormous opportunities for pragmatics learning by providing an immersive environment where learners can practice L2 in a variety of social contexts. To examine the applicability of gaming to L2 pragmatics learning, this study used the platform "Unity" to develop a scenario-based digital game…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Pragmatics, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Rockey, Catherine; Tiegs, Jessica; Fernández, Julieta – CALICO Journal, 2020
In response to calls for improving the quality of DCTs as data-gathering instruments, this study investigates the effectiveness of technology-enhanced discourse completion tasks (TE-DCTs) as a method for eliciting nonverbal speaker data. We used a mobile application to administer four TE-DCTs to native speakers (L1) and intermediate and advanced…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Task Analysis, Speech Acts
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García-Pastor, María Dolores – CALICO Journal, 2020
This study explores college EFL learners' construction of identity through the analysis of their pragmatic choices in digital stories, in which they narrated their relationship with another person they had helped in the past. More specifically, such choices were examined following Relational Dialectics Theory in learners' enactments of…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction
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Yeh, Ellen; Swinehart, Nicholas – CALICO Journal, 2020
This study presents an innovative approach to developing interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) by training students to engage in online participatory cultures and analyzing their participation through the lens of communities of practice. Participants were university-level English language learners studying in the United States who were trained on the…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Abe, Makoto; Roever, Carsten – CALICO Journal, 2020
Employing a CA-inspired methodological approach, this study investigates L2 learners' interactional competence for dyadic interaction via text chat. Fifty-three dyads of Japanese learners of English at three proficiency levels (high, mid, and low) participated in this study, where they worked on three discussion tasks in L2 English. The data were…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Computer Mediated Communication
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Marcum, Jared; Kim, Yanghee – CALICO Journal, 2020
Online learning environments are changing the landscape of education, with evidence supporting their efficacy. However, research that focuses entirely on online distance English-language programs is sparse, especially in regards to oral proficiency. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of an online distance-learning program in…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Distance Education, English (Second Language)
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