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García-Pastor, María Dolores – CALICO Journal, 2020
This study explores college EFL learners' construction of identity through the analysis of their pragmatic choices in digital stories, in which they narrated their relationship with another person they had helped in the past. More specifically, such choices were examined following Relational Dialectics Theory in learners' enactments of…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Instruction
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Yeh, Ellen; Swinehart, Nicholas – CALICO Journal, 2020
This study presents an innovative approach to developing interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) by training students to engage in online participatory cultures and analyzing their participation through the lens of communities of practice. Participants were university-level English language learners studying in the United States who were trained on the…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Abe, Makoto; Roever, Carsten – CALICO Journal, 2020
Employing a CA-inspired methodological approach, this study investigates L2 learners' interactional competence for dyadic interaction via text chat. Fifty-three dyads of Japanese learners of English at three proficiency levels (high, mid, and low) participated in this study, where they worked on three discussion tasks in L2 English. The data were…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Barcomb, Michael; Cardoso, Walcir – CALICO Journal, 2020
This one-group quasi-experimental study aimed to determine the effectiveness of using a gamified course management system with points, badges (and consequently competition) to facilitate the development of English phonology in a foreign language context in Japan. To implement this idea, we focused on the acquisition of English segments /r/ and /l/…
Descriptors: Management Systems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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John, Paul; Wolf, Nina – CALICO Journal, 2020
Our study examines written corrective feedback generated by two online grammar checkers (GCs), Grammarly and Virtual Writing Tutor, and by the grammar checking function of Microsoft Word. We tested the technology on a wide range of grammatical error types from two sources: a set of authentic ESL compositions and a series of simple sentences we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Automation, Grammar
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Song, Rayoung – CALICO Journal, 2019
Given the importance of the blogosphere for autonomous language learning, many studies on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) have vigorously investigated the use of blogs in language learning. Noticeably lacking in these endeavors are investigations of language learners' social engagement with others in online spaces to define and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Blume, Carolyn – CALICO Journal, 2019
While digital gameplaying is increasingly recognized for its potential for language learning, its use among English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in both leisure and pedagogical contexts is comparatively meagre. Assumptions regarding the appropriate nature of schooling on the one hand and appropriate leisure pursuits on the other mediate…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Games
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Wang, Yangting – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study investigated the effects of different types of captions on English as a Foreign Language Learners' (EFL) vocabulary learning and comprehension. Eighty students in a Chinese university participated. Students were divided into four groups with two classes of freshmen, one class of juniors, and one class of graduate students. Each group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Television
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Ozawa, Shinya – CALICO Journal, 2019
The effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can have positive effects on the development of learners' English abilities. To what degree it is effective is partly determined by learners' characteristics in ICT use. However, these characteristics have not yet been sufficiently discussed in Japan. This study, then, explored…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Online Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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McCrocklin, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2019
Although early ASR-based dictation programs were criticized for lack of accuracy and explicit feedback for L2 pronunciation practice, teachers and researchers have shown renewed interest. However, little is known about student reactions to ASRbased dictation practice. This qualitative study examines student perspectives, identifying advantages and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Aslan, Erhan; Ciftci, Hatime – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study presents a synthesis of empirical research reporting on learners' perceptions about the effectiveness of CMC in EFL/ESL writing classes. Conducting a multi-stage systematic review, we analyzed 52 scholarly research articles published between 2000 and 2016. Our findings indicate that while learners perceive linguistic benefits from…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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van der Zwaard, Rose; Bannink, Anne – CALICO Journal, 2018
In this article we investigate data from digital interactions between native speaker (NS) and non-native speaker (NNS) dyads of English during synchronous computer mediated communication. As opposed to most studies into the NS-NNS interface, we reversed the expert-learner participant roles: during the task performance, the NS was the (cultural)…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ockert, David – CALICO Journal, 2018
This article provides the results of a small exploratory pilot study that tested for the influence of a positive self-review intervention of the successful production of English via a tablet computer on Japanese junior high school students' EFL motives. The Language Learning Orientations Scale-Intrinsic Motivation, Extrinsic Motivation, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wilken, Jayme Lynn – CALICO Journal, 2018
Learner perceptions toward and utilization of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation (AWE) program were investigated in an Intensive English Program (IEP) class. This small case study focused on two Chinese students who responded to weekly surveys, semi-structured interviews, and screen capture videos of their revisions over a…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Student Surveys
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