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van der Zwaard, Rose; Bannink, Anne – CALICO Journal, 2018
In this article we investigate data from digital interactions between native speaker (NS) and non-native speaker (NNS) dyads of English during synchronous computer mediated communication. As opposed to most studies into the NS-NNS interface, we reversed the expert-learner participant roles: during the task performance, the NS was the (cultural)…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bytheway, Julie – CALICO Journal, 2015
Initiated in response to informal reports of vocabulary gains from gamers at universities in New Zealand and the Netherlands, this qualitative study explored how English language learners autonomously learn vocabulary while playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). Using research processes inherent in Grounded Theory, data…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Corda, Alessandra; van der Stel, Mieke – CALICO Journal, 2004
The first section of this paper gives a brief overview of the experiences with LAN-based CALL programs for Arabic in the past 7 years at Leiden University (The Netherlands). The second section discusses constraints and technical challenges related to the use of Web-based CALL for Arabic, focusing in particular on a new Web-based CALL application,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages, Internet