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Wesely, Pamela M.; Plummer, Elizabeth – CALICO Journal, 2017
This study focuses on how Spanish teachers in four different rural US high schools use computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in their classrooms, and the nature of the relationship between their use of CALL and their experience of learning about CALL. A situated learning framework was used to evaluate the teachers' learning opportunities in…
Descriptors: Spanish, Language Teachers, Rural Schools, High Schools
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Castaneda, Martha E. – CALICO Journal, 2013
This case study examines students' experiences regarding the infusion of digital storytelling in their high school fourth-year Spanish class. The aim of this case study is to determine if digital storytelling can be an effective tool for language learners to communicate emotion and present information to an audience. Sources of information for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Reflection, Second Language Learning
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Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun; Patel, Ruchi – CALICO Journal, 2012
High school students participating in online courses offered by the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) completed end-of-course surveys in spring 2009. When the responses of 559 foreign language students were compared to students in five other subject area groups, the findings suggested foreign language students had significantly lower…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Cooperation
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Schenker, Theresa – CALICO Journal, 2012
This paper presents the findings of a six-week telecollaborative project between sixteen American students enrolled in a second-semester German class at an American university and sixteen German students enrolled in an advanced English course at a high school in Germany. Students discussed various cultural topics with their partner in two e-mails…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Li, Jia – CALICO Journal, 2009
Numerous studies have indicated that the provision of appropriate computer-mediated support to second language (L2) learners results in different vocabulary learning outcomes. However, there is no study available that investigates the transition in their way of learning vocabulary under the influence of technology-based support. This article…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Lueck, Kerstin – CALICO Journal, 2008
This study aimed to investigate whether pedagogically guided web-based reading can improve skimming and scanning significantly (i.e., increased productive outcomes) and whether it can enhance student participation and motivation (i.e., increased affective outcomes). Forty-six students enrolled in two German 3 classes at the high school level were…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Speed Reading, Second Language Learning, Student Participation