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Cotos, Elena – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper presents an empirical evaluation of automated writing evaluation (AWE) feedback used for L2 academic writing teaching and learning. It introduces the Intelligent Academic Discourse Evaluator (IADE), a new web-based AWE program that analyzes the introduction section to research articles and generates immediate, individualized, and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Peters, Martine; Weinberg, Alysse; Sarma, Nandini; Frankoff, Mary – CALICO Journal, 2011
This article presents student perceptions about different types of web-based activities used to seek information for French language learning. Group interviews were conducted with 71 students in five Canadian universities to elicit data on their use of the Internet for information-seeking activities. These students use the Web for three main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, French, Learning Activities
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Hoven, Debra; Palalas, Agnieszka – CALICO Journal, 2011
An exploratory study conducted at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada between 2007 and 2009 investigated language learning with mobile devices as an approach to augmenting ESP learning by taking learning outside the classroom into the real-world context. In common with findings at other community colleges, this study identified inadequate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Listening Skills, Immigrants
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Walker, Nicholas R.; Trofimovich, Pavel; Cedergren, Henrietta; Gatbonton, Elizabeth – CALICO Journal, 2011
For many patients throughout the world, access to healthcare depends on the patients" and healthcare providers' ability to communicate efficiently in each other's language. One way to reduce linguistic barriers to healthcare access is to increase the number of linguistically and culturally competent healthcare professionals. Conspicuously…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Nurses, Patients
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Cheng, Rui – CALICO Journal, 2010
Learning to perform academic writing in university content classrooms is a major challenge facing nonnative-English-speaker (NNS) students. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) offers new possibilities for bidirectional peer-to-peer scaffolding in which students interact and negotiate meaning concerning academic writing and thus represents a new…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Academic Discourse, Assignments, Graduate Students
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Crumley, Hugh – CALICO Journal, 2010
This study examined the range of instructional technology use in international teaching assistant (ITA) programs in U.S. universities and the perceptions ITA professionals have of this use. It consisted of two phases of data collection: telephone interviews and a web-based survey. The study identified and rank ordered 15 technology practices; the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Assistants, Interviews, Internet
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Ranalli, Jim – CALICO Journal, 2009
A large body of research supports the efficacy of learning strategies employed in the acquisition of second language vocabulary. However, research also indicates that many such strategies are underused or misused by learners and, further, that any effort to integrate learner training in the use of such strategies into classroom instruction faces a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Internet
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Ene, Estela; Gortler, Senta E.; McBride, Kara – CALICO Journal, 2005
This paper investigates the impact that a teacher's virtual presence--or lack thereof--has on students' chat behavior with regard to error correction, uptake, target language use, and on-task behavior. The data come from beginning German students engaged in pair and small-group chatting activities at a major American university. Transcripts from…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Participation, Student Surveys, German
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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