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Tang, Xiaofei; Taguchi, Naoko – CALICO Journal, 2020
A well-designed game can offer enormous opportunities for pragmatics learning by providing an immersive environment where learners can practice L2 in a variety of social contexts. To examine the applicability of gaming to L2 pragmatics learning, this study used the platform "Unity" to develop a scenario-based digital game…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Pragmatics, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Rockey, Catherine; Tiegs, Jessica; Fernández, Julieta – CALICO Journal, 2020
In response to calls for improving the quality of DCTs as data-gathering instruments, this study investigates the effectiveness of technology-enhanced discourse completion tasks (TE-DCTs) as a method for eliciting nonverbal speaker data. We used a mobile application to administer four TE-DCTs to native speakers (L1) and intermediate and advanced…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Task Analysis, Speech Acts
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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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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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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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Anwaruddin, Sardar M. – CALICO Journal, 2019
The article is concerned with teaching language by utilizing social media from a social justice perspective. It makes an argument for taking a dialogic approach to pedagogy based on serendipity and contingent scaffolding. The article is inspired by a small but growing body of literature known as Critical Computer-Assisted Language Learning. First,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Media, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hellmich, Emily A. – CALICO Journal, 2019
Despite its numerous benefits and potentialities for language learning and teaching, digital technology can also play a role in creating and maintaining inequality. While critical CALL often focuses on micro-level issues and contexts, macro-level perspectives, including discourses, are also essential to consider: From ecological and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
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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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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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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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Hubbard, Philip; Colpaert, Josef – CALICO Journal, 2019
From its beginnings, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has been widely seen as an enterprise that draws on inputs from multiple disciplines. Scholars tracking the development of such enterprises in other domains have developed generally accepted terminology distinguishing concepts of multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sykes, Julie M. – CALICO Journal, 2018
Human interaction is fundamentally about shared understanding, created when interlocutors engage with one another around their own intended meaning and the intended meaning of others. Pragmatics is at the core of this interaction. The fields of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and the teaching and learning of interlanguage pragmatics…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, Intervention, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Elgort, Irina – CALICO Journal, 2018
Technology-mediated vocabulary development (TMVD) in a second language (L2) covers a wide range of instructional and learning treatments, contexts, and technologies and is situated in a broader field of second language vocabulary learning. Vocabulary knowledge is a complex, multidimensional construct that has been interpreted and categorized in…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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