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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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Akiyama, Yuka; Cunningham, D. Joseph – CALICO Journal, 2018
Telecollaboration is a type of online learning arrangement between geographically distant participants for the development of language and intercultural competence. After two decades of research, it is an apt time to engage in a systematic review of previous studies in the form of a scoping review in order to illuminate the pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wesely, Pamela M.; Plummer, Elizabeth – CALICO Journal, 2017
This study focuses on how Spanish teachers in four different rural US high schools use computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in their classrooms, and the nature of the relationship between their use of CALL and their experience of learning about CALL. A situated learning framework was used to evaluate the teachers' learning opportunities in…
Descriptors: Spanish, Language Teachers, Rural Schools, High Schools
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Vosburg, Donald – CALICO Journal, 2017
The use of video games as a learning tool, in particular massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), continues to grow, as does the research in this field of study; research to date has revealed benefits to the language learner as well as hindrances and research gaps (Godwin-Jones, 2014). This study examines participant perspectives on group…
Descriptors: Video Games, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Kulavuz-Onal, Derya – CALICO Journal, 2015
Netnography (Kozinets, 2010) is an ethnographic approach to study communities that exist primarily online. Engaging in online participant observation, the netnographer connects to the online community through a computer screen, and the field is located inside the screen. Although it has been used in marketing research extensively, netnography is a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Ethnography
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Kitade, Keiko – CALICO Journal, 2015
A growing number of studies examining second language (L2) teacher education from the perspective of sociocultural theory, in particular the activity theory framework (Engestr├Âm, 1999), show that transformations in teachers' cognition and practice can be fostered through negotiation of sociocultural and cognitive dissonance in their teaching…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Kitade, Keiko – CALICO Journal, 2014
The sociocultural perspective of second language teacher education (L2TE) (e.g., Johnson, 2009), unlike the traditional one, values the importance of teacher development through actual teaching practice. Student teachers' (STs) initial beliefs should be challenged and reconstructed by taking into account particular teaching contexts. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Language Teachers
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Samburskiy, Denis; Quah, Joy – CALICO Journal, 2014
This design-based research study investigates the instructional moves employed by novice online tutors to provide form-focused feedback to Belorussian college-level English language learners during written interactions in an online asynchronous language course. The investigation focused on the amount and effectiveness of implicit and explicit…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Language Teachers
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Bustamante, Carolina; Moeller, Aleidine J. – CALICO Journal, 2013
This qualitative case study describes a unique online professional development program utilizing Web 2.0 technologies for teachers of German using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model as a theoretical framework to promote technology literacy, expand German language proficiency and cultural knowledge, and integrate…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflection, Best Practices, Language Proficiency
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Lai, Chun; Li, Guofang – CALICO Journal, 2011
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been drawing researchers' and practitioners' attention since its onset in the 1980s. The rich and still expanding literature on TBLT is helping to mature both its theoretical conceptualization and practical implementation in foreign and second language education. Technology has played and will continue to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Literature Reviews, Definitions
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Kessler, Greg; Bikowski, Dawn – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study reports on how language teachers in preparation integrate key concepts from second language acquisition (SLA) theory into CALL curricular design. The need for language teachers who have had SLA coursework to receive orientation to student-centered learning in a CALL context has been identified previously (Kessler, 2010). This research…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, Integrated Learning Systems, Scoring Rubrics
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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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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; Kim, Alexis Jeong; Klein, Tristin J. – CALICO Journal, 2010
Our action research study used a mixed design to explore the experiences of 90 pre- and in-service ESL, foreign language (FL), and bilingual teachers in studying and incorporating technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) in their classrooms. Through focus on a TELL graduate course, we considered participants' expectations, experiences, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Computer Assisted Instruction, Access to Computers
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