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O'Dowd, Robert – CALICO Journal, 2016
This article provides an overview of the most significant emerging trends and tendencies in telecollaborative practice. In order to achieve this, I review the recent literature in the area and I identify recurring themes from the Telecollaboration in Higher Education conference which took place in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland from 21 to 23…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Mekheimer, Mohamed Amin A. – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study investigates the effects on EFL students of using Blackboard technology and online dictionaries in developing translating skills and building positive attitudes towards translation in male Saudi college students. The study compares two groups of students in a translation course; one in a traditional, face-to-face setting (control) and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Blin, Francoise; Appel, Christine – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper addresses issues of language use and negotiation and utilizes cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) as a framework to analyze and understand the complexity of the mediational and collaborative structures constituting computer supported collaborative writing in a second language (CSCWL2) activities. Following an introduction to CHAT…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Collaborative Writing, Interaction, Writing Instruction
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Craven, Mary-Louise; Sinyor, Roberta – CALICO Journal, 2011
"CCALLNET" ("The Canadian Computer-Assisted Language Learning Network at the Post-Secondary Level") was a semi-annual newsletter published from 1987 to 2002 that was distributed to colleagues across Canada who taught languages to university students. Its objective was to create a network of Canadian faculty interested in CALL…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Newspapers
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Weinberg, Alysse; Knoerr, Helene; Vandergrift, Larry – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper reports on the piloting of podcasts created to support Anglophone French Immersion (FI) students in academic listening. The authors developed a series of seven English language podcasts grounded in metacognitive and L2 listening theory to provide FI students with strategies to enhance L2 listening ability and note-taking skills for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Group Discussion, Focus Groups, Listening Skills
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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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Wood, Peter – CALICO Journal, 2011
"QuickAssist," the program presented in this paper, uses natural language processing (NLP) technologies. It places a range of NLP tools at the disposal of learners, intended to enable them to independently read and comprehend a German text of their choice while they extend their vocabulary, learn about different uses of particular words,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, German, Natural Language Processing
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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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Hong, Kwang Hee; Samimy, Keiko K. – CALICO Journal, 2010
Previous research on blended learning (BL) implementation in L2 instructional settings considers L2 teachers' use of the incorporated CALL modes and learners' attitudes toward the CALL modes as critical factors, among other factors, for achieving successful BL implementation. In the literature, these two factors are suggested to be strongly…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Literacy, Computer Literacy
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Mahfouz, Safi Mahmoud – CALICO Journal, 2010
English foreign language learners generally tend to consider email exchanges with native speakers (NSs) as an effective tool for improving their foreign language proficiency. This study investigated Jordanian university students' perceptions of using email exchanges with native English keypals (NEKs) for improving their writing competency. A…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, Native Speakers
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Bueno Alastuey, Maria Camino – CALICO Journal, 2010
Communicative competence is the ultimate goal of most learners of a second language and intelligible pronunciation a fundamental part of it. Unfortunately, learners often lack the opportunity to explore how intelligible their speech is for different audiences. Our research investigates whether synchronous-voice computer-mediated communication…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Audiences, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
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Stickler, Ursula; Hampel, Regine – CALICO Journal, 2010
This case study focuses on two learners who took part in an intensive online German course offered to intermediate level students in the Department of Languages of the Open University. The course piloted the use of a Moodle-based virtual learning environment and a range of new online tools which lend themselves to different types of language…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Speech, Open Universities
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Chapelle, Carol A.; Heift, Trude – CALICO Journal, 2009
In Spring semester 2006, we conducted a study with 50 learners of German to investigate the use of a new measure (Cardenas-Claros, 2005) for research on the field independent/dependent (FID) cognitive style and CALL use. After the measure was administered, students worked on a CALL program for German that logs interaction. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Item Analysis, German
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Andrew, Martin – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper qualitatively analyzes reflective data gathered from learners' electronic and paper writings about their cultural learning in and about New Zealand. The data comes from three intakes of learners in "Culture and New Zealand Society," a second-year course for migrant and international learners within a Bachelor of Arts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research, Immigrants
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