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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