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Arnold, Nike; Ducate, Lara; Kost, Claudia – CALICO Journal, 2012
This study examines the online writing and revision behaviors of university language learners. In small groups, 53 intermediate German students from three classes at three different universities created wiki pages with background information about a novel read in class. All meaning- and language-related revisions were analyzed to determine whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Group Dynamics, German
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Schenker, Theresa – CALICO Journal, 2012
This paper presents the findings of a six-week telecollaborative project between sixteen American students enrolled in a second-semester German class at an American university and sixteen German students enrolled in an advanced English course at a high school in Germany. Students discussed various cultural topics with their partner in two e-mails…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Sun, Yu-Chih – CALICO Journal, 2012
Educational blogs have drawn the growing interest of researchers and language teachers due to the user-friendly interfaces as well as the powerful archiving features. The purpose of the current study is two-fold: (1) to examine the effectiveness of extensive speaking practice on speaking performance in voice blogs, and (2) to examine learners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Speech Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Pardo-Ballester, Cristina – CALICO Journal, 2012
In order to integrate technology into the language curriculum, it is essential not only to evaluate a program within a second language acquisition (SLA) framework but also to seek the students' attitudes towards the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) materials. Guided by Chapelle's (2001) framework for CALL evaluation, this paper…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Communication, Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Dehaan, Jonathan; Johnson, Neil H.; Yoshimura, Noriko; Kondo, Takako – CALICO Journal, 2012
This paper details the use of a free and access-controlled wiki as the learning management system for a four-week teaching module designed to improve the oral communication skills of Japanese university EFL students. Students engaged in repeated experiential learning cycles of planning, doing, observing, and evaluating their performance of a role…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Speech Communication
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Kost, Claudia – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study investigated the use of wikis for collaborative writing projects. Fourth- and sixth-semester German students wrote several of the regularly assigned essay topics during one semester in collaboration with another student using a wiki. Participants used a variety of strategies in the planning, writing and revision phases of their essays.…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing, German
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Molholt, Garry; Cabrera, Maria Jose; Kumar, V. K.; Thompsen, Philip – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study provides specific evidence regarding the extent to which quantitative measures, common sense notional measures, and comprehensive measures adequately characterize spontaneous, although engaged, speech. As such, the study contributes to the growing body of literature describing the current limits of automatic systems for evaluating…
Descriptors: Evidence, College Freshmen, Educational Testing, Information Retrieval
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Blattner, Geraldine; Fiori, Melissa – CALICO Journal, 2011
Although often neglected in language textbooks and classrooms, sociopragmatic and multiliteracy skills are crucial elements in language learning that language educators should not disregard. This article investigates whether a social networking community (SNC) website such as Facebook can be exploited in the context of an intermediate foreign…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Social Networks, Pragmatics, Metalinguistics
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Yamada, Masanori; Kitamura, Satoshi; Shimada, Noriko; Utashiro, Takafumi; Shigeta, Katsusuke; Yamaguchi, Etsuji; Harrison, Richard; Yamauchi, Yuhei; Nakahara, Jun – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study aims to verify the effectiveness of English language materials using mobile devices for business people in terms of the effect on motivation, overall learning performance, and practical performance in real business situations. We compared the use of materials developed from business English for a sales department in a company…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Learning Motivation, Instructional Materials, Business English
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Peterson, Mark – CALICO Journal, 2011
This article investigates research on the use of network-based three-dimensional virtual worlds in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The significant features of the major types of virtual world currently utilized are examined, as are the hypothesized advantages and issues associated with their use. This is followed by a critical review…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Grgurovic, Maja – CALICO Journal, 2011
Blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and online instruction, is seen as one of the most important recent advances in education (Thorne, 2003). While previous CALL studies have looked at various aspects of blended learning in foreign and second language classes, they have not allowed for a sufficient description of what actually happens…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Gebhard, Meg; Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study analyzes how a teacher in the United States used systemic functional linguistics to design a blog-mediated writing curriculum to support second grade English language learners' (ELLs) literacy development and abilities to use computer-mediated communication tools for social and academic purposes in and out of school. The questions posed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography
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Gonzalez-Lloret, Marta – CALICO Journal, 2011
The potential of computer-mediated communication (CMC) for language learning resides mainly in the possibility that learners have to engage with other speakers of the language, including L1 speakers. The inclusion of CMC in the L2 classroom provides an opportunity for students to utilize authentic language in real interaction, rather than the more…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Reinhardt, Jonathon; Zander, Victoria – CALICO Journal, 2011
This ongoing project seeks to investigate the impact, inside and outside of class, of instruction focused on developing learner awareness of social-networking site (SNS) use in an American Intensive English Program (IEP). With language socialization as an interpretative framework (Duff, in press; Ochs, 1988; Watson-Gegeo, 2004), the project uses a…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Networks
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