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Nishio, Tomoe; Nakatsugawa, Masanobu – CALICO Journal, 2018
Drawing from activity theory and its notion of contradictions of various levels, the present study analyzes tensions that emerged during a six-week telecollaborative project between American learners of Japanese (AMU students) and Japanese learners of English (JPU students) regarding expectations and manners of interaction. Transpacific groups of…
Descriptors: North Americans, Japanese, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Chun, Dorothy M. – CALICO Journal, 2011
Based on Byram's (1997) definition of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and on specific types of discourse analysis proposed by Kramsch and Thorne (2002) and Ware and Kramsch (2005), this article explores how online exchanges can play a role in second language learners' development of pragmatic competence and ICC. With data obtained…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages), German, English (Second Language)
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Bush, Michael D. – CALICO Journal, 2010
The development of online learning materials is a complex and expensive process that can benefit from the application of consistent and organized principles of instructional design. This article discusses the development at Brigham Young University of the online portion of a one-semester course in Swahili using the ADDIE Model (Analysis, Design,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, African Languages, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Kissau, Scott; McCullough, Heather; Pyke, J. Garvey – CALICO Journal, 2010
Second language (L2) instruction in the United States has in recent history experienced significant change. Instead of emphasizing grammatical accuracy, L2 teachers are now asked to focus on developing student communication skills. Furthermore, L2 classrooms are being transformed via the growth of computer-mediated instruction. Traditional,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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McCloskey, Mary Lou; Thrush, Emily A.; Wilson-Patton, Mary Elizabeth; Kleckova, Gabriela – CALICO Journal, 2008
The E-Language Learning (ELL) project is an ongoing collaborative effort between the US Department of Education and the Chinese (PRC) Ministry of Education. Its purpose is to develop a free, online language-learning opportunity for students in the two countries. Developers in the US are now in the process of creating a program to teach English to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Program Development, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Gorsuch, Greta – CALICO Journal, 2004
In this study, retrospective interviews were used to investigate reliability (and thus validity) threats to a computerized ESL listening comprehension test administered at a university in the US. The participants in the investigation, six international graduate students, were asked to respond to semi- and open-ended questions during individual…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Listening Comprehension, Investigations, Listening Comprehension Tests