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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 (Engeström, 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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Wallace, Lara – CALICO Journal, 2015
Research in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has frequently taken a top-down approach when investigating learners' attitudes and behavior, both in the course as well as for their personal use. Suggestions are given for use of technology, and future research (Beatty, 2010; Levy & Stockwell, 2006). One perspective that has…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Satar, H. Müge – CALICO Journal, 2015
Social presence is considered an important quality in computer-mediated communication as it promotes willingness in learners to take risks through participation in interpersonal exchanges (Kehrwald, 2008) and makes communication more natural (Lowenthal, 2010). While social presence has mostly been investigated through questionnaire data and…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Bytheway, Julie – CALICO Journal, 2015
Initiated in response to informal reports of vocabulary gains from gamers at universities in New Zealand and the Netherlands, this qualitative study explored how English language learners autonomously learn vocabulary while playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). Using research processes inherent in Grounded Theory, data…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mroz, Aurore – CALICO Journal, 2015
This article presents a process-oriented mixed-method study, focusing on the emergence of second language (L2) critical thinking (CT) skills in the collaborative discourse produced by a focal group of five college-level students of French working in a virtual language learning environment (the VLLE Cinet Second Life). Levels of CT ability were…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Critical Thinking, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills
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Levy, Mike – CALICO Journal, 2015
The article considers the role of qualitative research methods in CALL through describing a series of examples. These examples are used to highlight the importance and value of qualitative data in relation to a specific research objective in CALL. The use of qualitative methods in conjunction with other approaches as in mixed method research…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Mixed Methods Research
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González-Lloret, Marta – CALICO Journal, 2015
The use of Conversation Analysis (CA) in the study of technology-mediated interactions is a recent methodological addition to qualitative research in the field of Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL). The expansion of CA in Second Language Acquisition research, coupled with the need for qualitative techniques to explore how people interact…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Darhower, Mark Anthony – CALICO Journal, 2014
In this study, dynamic assessment is employed to help understand the developmental processes of two university Spanish learners as they produce a series of past narrations in a synchronous computer mediated environment. The assessments were conducted in six weekly one-hour chat sessions about various scenes of a Spanish language film. The analysis…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Synchronous Communication
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Martin-Monje, Elena – CALICO Journal, 2014
The article shows the results of a research project designed to improve the results in the English section of the Spanish University Admission Examination, or PAU, Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad (EFL-PAU henceforth). Using a quasi-experimental methodology relevant data was collected from both groups during a whole academic year just before…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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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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Hitosugi, Claire Ikumi; Schmidt, Matthew; Hayashi, Kentaro – CALICO Journal, 2014
This mixed-method study explored the impact of "Food Force (FF)", a UN-sponsored off-the-shelf videogame, on learner affect and vocabulary learning and retention in a Japanese as a second/foreign language classroom. The videogame was integrated into an existing curriculum and two studies were performed. In Study 1 (n = 9), new vocabulary…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Video Games, Technology Uses in Education, Japanese
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Strobl. Carola – CALICO Journal, 2014
Can online collaboration yield a positive effect on academic writing in a foreign language? If so, what exactly is the added value, compared to individual writing, and (how) does it translate to better output? These are the central questions addressed in this paper. L2 writing research has long highlighted the benefits of collaboration in terms of…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Burston, Jack – CALICO Journal, 2014
Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) has existed now for nearly two decades with its application to foreign language instruction chronicled in some 340 implementation studies. For several years already, proponents have claimed that MALL is commonplace in foreign language instruction. In reality, with few exceptions, published studies of MALL…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Integrated Curriculum
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Wang, Shenggao; Vásquez, Camilla – CALICO Journal, 2014
This quasi-experimental study examined whether there was any difference in the quantity and quality of the written texts produced by two groups (N = 18) of intermediate Chinese language learners. Over one semester, students in the experimental (E) group wrote weekly updates and comments in Chinese on a designated Facebook group page, while…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Chinese, Second Language Learning
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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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