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Fornara, Fabrizio; Lomicka, Lara – CALICO Journal, 2019
In this paper, we attempt to investigate the pedagogical value of visual social media platforms, specifically Instagram, for the development of the online social presence of language classes. Students in intermediate university-level French and Italian classes used Instagram for a six-week period to reply to a series of questions prompted by the…
Descriptors: Role, Social Media, French, Italian
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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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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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Liakin, Denis; Cardoso, Walcir; Liakina, Natallia – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study investigates the acquisition of the L2 French vowel /y/ in a mobile-assisted learning environment, via the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR). Particularly, it addresses the question of whether ASR-based pronunciation instruction using a mobile device can improve the production and perception of French /y/. Forty-two elementary…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Telecommunications
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Jones, Linda C.; Murphy, Cheryl A.; Holland, Amalie – CALICO Journal, 2015
This study investigated the quantity and characteristics of student language production, discourse functions, and morphosyntactic features in three different discourse settings--face-to-face (F2F), lab-setting chatroom interactions (Lab), and any place/any device chatroom interactions (APAD). Discourse was examined through the replication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Synchronous Communication, Statistical Analysis, Language Acquisition
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Mroz, Aurore – CALICO Journal, 2015
This article presents a process-oriented mixed-method study, focusing on the emergence of second language (L2) critical thinking (CT) skills in the collaborative discourse produced by a focal group of five college-level students of French working in a virtual language learning environment (the VLLE Cinet Second Life). Levels of CT ability were…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Critical Thinking, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills
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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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Pellet, Stephanie H. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Course Content
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Karabulut, Aliye; Levelle, Kimberly; Li, Jinrong; Suvorov, Ruslan – CALICO Journal, 2012
The qualitative study reported in this article explored the use of technology for language learning in a third-year French class at a public university in the Midwest of the USA. To address the need for a more holistic study of technology for language learning (Basharina, 2007; Thorne, 2003), an Activity Theory framework was employed to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Technology, French, Qualitative Research
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Mills, Nicole – CALICO Journal, 2011
Scholars praise social networking tools for their ability to engage and motivate iGeneration students in meaningful communicative practice, content exchange, and collaboration (Greenhow, Robelia, & Hughes, 2009; Ziegler, 2007). To gain further insight about the nature of student participation, knowledge acquisition, and relationship development…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Student Participation, Course Content, French
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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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Cobb, Tom; Horst, Marlise – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study reports on the design and testing of an integrated suite of vocabulary training games for Nintendo[TM] collectively designated "My Word Coach" (Ubisoft, 2008). The games' design is based on a wide range of learning research, from classic studies on recycling patterns to frequency studies of modern corpora. Its general usage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Educational Technology, Educational Games
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Allard, Daniele; Bourdeau, Jacqueline; Mizoguchi, Riichiro – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper addresses the problem of cultural and native language interference in second/foreign language acquisition. More specifically, it examines issues of interference that can be traced to a student's native language and that also have a cultural component. To this effect, an understanding of what actually comprises both interference and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Interference (Language), Cultural Influences
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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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