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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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Li, Zhi; Feng, Hui-Hsien; Saricaoglu, Aysel – CALICO Journal, 2017
This classroom-based study employs a mixed-methods approach to exploring both short-term and long-term effects of Criterion feedback on ESL students' development of grammatical accuracy. The results of multilevel growth modeling indicate that Criterion feedback helps students in both intermediate-high and advanced-low levels reduce errors in eight…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Criterion Referenced Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Tests
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Feng, Hui-Hsien; Saricaoglu, Aysel; Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny – CALICO Journal, 2016
Thanks to natural language processing technologies, computer programs are actively being used not only for holistic scoring, but also for formative evaluation of writing. CyWrite is one such program that is under development. The program is built upon Second Language Acquisition theories and aims to assist ESL learners in higher education by…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Grammar, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Collentine, Joseph; Collentine, Karina – CALICO Journal, 2015
Conceptual replication within a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment provides an understanding of the generalizability of second language acquisition (SLA) research (Porte, 2013; Smith & Schulze, 2013). The present study replicates Collentine (1998a), a classroom-based experiment framed within a larger discussion on the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Ranalli, Jim – CALICO Journal, 2013
This paper describes the design and development of a CALL resource that teaches aspects of word combinability (i.e., grammatical collocation, transitivity, and complementation) to tertiary-level ESL learners by integrating conceptual understanding with related text-analysis and web-based dictionary skills. The resource delivers an automated,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, English (Second Language), Internet
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Cohen, Andrew D.; Pinilla-Herrera, Angela; Thompson, Jonathan R.; Witzig, Lance E. – CALICO Journal, 2011
After a brief introduction to language learner strategies and grammar strategies as a subcategory, it is pointed out that research on the use of grammar strategies by learners of a second language (L2) has been limited. The article then describes the construction of a website with strategies for learning and performing Spanish grammar, with a…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sauro, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2011
This research synthesis explores the role of synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) for second language acquisition (SLA). Using Hymes' (1971) notion of communicative competence and Canale and Swain's (1980; Canale, 1983) subsequent framework for communicative language teaching, the synthesis examines the research trends, methods, and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Journal Articles, Communicative Competence (Languages), Role
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Heift, Trude – CALICO Journal, 2010
This article discusses the development and functionalities of an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) system. By way of example, we describe "E-Tutor", an ICALL system for L2 learners of German that has been in use for a decade. Based on advancements in technology, user studies with L2 learners of German as well as feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Use Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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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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Smith, Bryan – CALICO Journal, 2009
This study explores the relationship between scrolling, negotiated interaction, and self-initiated self-repair (SISR) in a task-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) foreign language learning environment. Pairs of adult learners of German engaged in four jigsaw tasks over the course of one university semester. Video screen…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, German, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Dickinson, Markus; Lee, Chong Min – CALICO Journal, 2009
A crucial question for automatically analyzing learner language is to determine which grammatical information is relevant and useful for learner feedback. Based on knowledge about how learner language varies in its grammatical properties, we propose a framework for reusing analyses found in corpus annotation and illustrate its applicability to…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning
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Amaral, Luiz A.; Meurers, W. Detmar – CALICO Journal, 2009
Error diagnosis in ICALL typically analyzes learner input in an attempt to abstract and identify indicators of the learner's (mis)conceptions of linguistic properties. For written input, this process usually starts with the identification of tokens that will serve as the atomic building blocks of the analysis. In this paper, we discuss the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Computer Assisted Instruction, Identification, Error Analysis (Language)
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Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine – CALICO Journal, 2009
We built a natural language processing (NLP) system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sentences, Grammar, Writing Processes
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Cardenas-Claros, Monica S.; Gruba, Paul A. – CALICO Journal, 2009
This paper is a systematic review of research investigating help options in the different language skills in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). In this review, emerging themes along with is-sues affecting help option research are identified and discussed. We argue that help options in CALL are application resources that do not only seem…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Linguistic Theory
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell – CALICO Journal, 2009
This action-research project was designed to assess how the use of video as a central instructional component impacts features of cross-cultural competence among adult ESL students. The study was conducted in a college-level intensive English language program in North America. Findings suggest that students' deeply embedded beliefs and values…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Cultural Awareness, Action Research, Video Technology
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