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Angus, Katie B. – CALICO Journal, 2017
The 2007 Modern Language Association (MLA) report recommended that foreign language (FL) graduate students be provided with "substantive training in language teaching and in the use of new technologies". In the present study, I examined teaching methodology ("methods") course syllabi in order to gauge the extent of professional…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions, Graduate Students
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O'Dowd, Robert – CALICO Journal, 2016
This article provides an overview of the most significant emerging trends and tendencies in telecollaborative practice. In order to achieve this, I review the recent literature in the area and I identify recurring themes from the Telecollaboration in Higher Education conference which took place in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland from 21 to 23…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Pereira, Lis; Manguilimotan, Erlyn; Matsumoto, Yuji – CALICO Journal, 2016
One of the challenges of learning Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) is finding the appropriate word for a particular usage. To address this challenge, we developed a collocational aid designed to suggest more appropriate collocations in Japanese. In particular, we address the problem of generating and ranking noun and verb candidates for…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage, Verbs
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Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny; Klepikova, Tatiana A. – CALICO Journal, 2016
The purpose of the present paper is twofold; first, we present an empirical study evaluating the effectiveness of a novel CALL tool for foreign language vocabulary instruction based on spaced repetition of target vocabulary items. The study demonstrates that by spending an average of three minutes each day on automatically generated vocabulary…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Repetition, Teaching Methods
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Franciosi, Stephan J.; Yagi, Junichi; Tomoshige, Yuuki; Ye, Suying – CALICO Journal, 2016
Recent studies have shown that simulation games may be useful tools for supporting foreign language education. However, much of this research has focused on games using 3D graphic technology, which entail technical requirements that may render them too complex for use in many educational contexts. Accordingly, we wanted to determine if less…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Educational Games, Memory, Quasiexperimental Design
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Park, Ho-Ryong; Kim, Deoksoon – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study investigated four elementary-level English language learners' (ELLs') use of strategies for reading computer-based texts at home and in school. The ELLs in this study were in the fourth and fifth grades in a public elementary school. We identify the ELLs' strategies for reading computer-based texts in home and school environments. We…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Public Schools, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Oskoz, Ana; Elola, Idoia – CALICO Journal, 2016
This article provides an overview of how digital stories (DSs)--storylines that integrate text, images, and sound--have been used in second-language (L2) contexts. The article first reviews the methodical and planned, albeit non-linear, steps required for successful implementation of DSs in the L2 classroom and then assesses the observed…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Program Implementation
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Scida, Emily E.; Jones, Jill N. – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study reports on the rehybridization of three beginning-level Spanish courses and the effect of the new redesigned courses on student learning and on self-reported levels of anxiety. The data collected included pretests and posttests of listening comprehension, linguistic knowledge, and foreign language anxiety, as well as qualitative data on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Gao, Yang; Hanna, Barbara E. – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study investigates the effectiveness of teaching pronunciation with instructional software to a cohort of Chinese learners of English aged 13 to 16 at lower-intermediate level. It also explores the relationship between learners' attitudes towards pronunciation and their pronunciation learning. Participants were 60 students at a language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kozar, Olga – CALICO Journal, 2016
Private online language tutoring is growing in popularity. An important prerequisite for development of effective pedagogies in this context is a good understanding of how different modalities can be combined. This study provides a detailed account of how several experienced private online teachers use text chat in their Skype-based English…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Videoconferencing, Teleconferencing, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Terantino, Joe – CALICO Journal, 2016
In recent years scholars have explored the use of mobile devices as potential sources for language learning and teaching. Mobile phones and tablets, especially, have been researched with a focus on effectively building vocabulary primarily among university-level students. Comparable research in other age groups has not been as widespread. This…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Vocabulary
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Cotos, Elena; Pendar, Nick – CALICO Journal, 2016
This paper reports on the development of an analysis engine for the Research Writing Tutor (RWT), an AWE program designed to provide genre and discipline-specific feedback on the functional units of research article discourse. Unlike traditional NLP-based applications that categorize complete documents, the analyzer categorizes every sentence in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Classification, Rhetoric, Writing Evaluation
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Quixal, Martí; Meurers, Detmar – CALICO Journal, 2016
The paper tackles a central question in the field of Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL): How can language learning tasks be conceptualized and made explicit in a way that supports the pedagogical goals of current Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and at the same time provides an explicit characterization of the Natural…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction, Natural Language Processing
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Ma, Hong; Slater, Tammy – CALICO Journal, 2016
This study utilized a theory proposed by Mohan, Slater, Luo, and Jaipal (2002) regarding the Developmental Path of Cause to investigate AWE score use in classroom contexts. This "path" has the potential to support validity arguments because it suggests how causal linguistic features can be organized in hierarchical order. Utilization of…
Descriptors: Scores, Automation, Writing Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing
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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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