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Marcum, Jared; Kim, Yanghee – CALICO Journal, 2020
Online learning environments are changing the landscape of education, with evidence supporting their efficacy. However, research that focuses entirely on online distance English-language programs is sparse, especially in regards to oral proficiency. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of an online distance-learning program in…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Distance Education, English (Second Language)
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Becker, Shannon R.; Sturm, Jessica L. – CALICO Journal, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether integrating online audiovisual materials into the listening instruction of L2 French learners would have a measurable impact on their listening comprehension development. Students from two intact sections of second-semester French were tested on their listening comprehension before and…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Instruction, Audiovisual Instruction, Listening Comprehension
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Hlas, Anne Cummings; Conroy, Kelly; Hildebrandt, Susan A. – CALICO Journal, 2017
The student teaching semester affords teacher candidates the chance to apply what they have learned during their teacher preparation coursework. Therefore, it can be a prime opportunity for student teachers to use technology for their own language learning and to implement computer assisted language learning (CALL) in their instruction. This study…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Gao, Yang; Hanna, Barbara E. – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of teaching pronunciation with instructional software to a cohort of Chinese learners of English aged 13 to 16 at lower-intermediate level. It also explores the relationship between learners' attitudes towards pronunciation and their pronunciation learning. Participants were 60 students at a language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Terantino, Joe – CALICO Journal, 2016
In recent years scholars have explored the use of mobile devices as potential sources for language learning and teaching. Mobile phones and tablets, especially, have been researched with a focus on effectively building vocabulary primarily among university-level students. Comparable research in other age groups has not been as widespread. This…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Vocabulary
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Liu, M.; Abe, K.; Cao, M. W.; Liu, S.; Ok, D. U.; Park, J.; Parrish, C.; Sardegna, V. G. – CALICO Journal, 2015
Although educators are excited about the potential of social network sites for language learning (SNSLL), there is a lack of understanding of how SNSLL can be used to facilitate teaching and learning for English as Second language (ESL) instructors and students. The purpose of this study was to examine the affordances of four selected SNSLL…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Garrett-Rucks, Paula; Howles, Les; Lake, William M. – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study extends current research about L2 hypermedia texts by investigating the combined use of audiovisual features including: (a) Contextualized images, (b) rollover translations, (c) cultural information, (d) audio explanations and (e) comprehension check exercises. Specifically, student perceptions of hypermedia readings compared to…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tsai, Mei-Hsing; Kinginger, Celeste – CALICO Journal, 2015
In synchronous computer-mediated contexts, peer-to-peer interaction at the microlevel has received little scrutiny. In applying a conversation analysis approach, this study scrutinizes the precise nature of peer-to-peer advice giving and receiving. In this process, an advice giver can be viewed at certain moments as more competent to evaluate a…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Second Language Learning
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Satar, H. Müge – CALICO Journal, 2015
Social presence is considered an important quality in computer-mediated communication as it promotes willingness in learners to take risks through participation in interpersonal exchanges (Kehrwald, 2008) and makes communication more natural (Lowenthal, 2010). While social presence has mostly been investigated through questionnaire data and…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted 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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Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Halvorsen, Andy – CALICO Journal, 2012
This mixed-methods study looks at patterns of emoticon usage in adult, ESL student writing. Data are drawn from 13 students and their participation in online discussion forums designed to supplement a traditional ESL writing course. The study conceptualizes computer mediated communication as a hybridized and emergent form which utilizes features…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Discourse Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews