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Ryder, LanHui Zhang; Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa – CALICO Journal, 2014
Using the lens of Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, activity theory, and Engeström's activity systems analysis, this qualitative study explores students' experiences in the context of a sixteen-week transpacific collaboration between seven students at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and seven students from Shandong Normal University (SDNU),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Sun, Yu-Chih – CALICO Journal, 2014
The purpose of the study is to investigate how pre-service teachers adopt YouTube technology into their microteaching as part of their assignments. The participants were twelve Taiwanese pre-service teachers in a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages graduate program. They enrolled in a Second Language Writing course and worked in groups…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Writing Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language)
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Wang, Jing – CALICO Journal, 2014
This study is aimed at identifying reading strategies of beginning learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) with and without a pop-up dictionary and at determining if learners retain the reading comprehension gained from using the dictionary. Beginning CFL learners at a Midwestern university answered questions about their reading strategies…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dictionaries, Educational Technology, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Eun Young; Brown, Lucien – CALICO Journal, 2014
This paper examines how L2 learners of Korean manifest pragmatic competence in their use of address terms in computer mediated communication (CMC) and how they use these terms to negotiate their identities. Four UK-based learners of Korean with competence levels ranging from Novice High through Intermediate High participated in the study,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Korean, Foreign Countries
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Amer, Mahmoud – CALICO Journal, 2014
This study explored how four groups of language learners used a mobile software application developed by the researcher for learning idiomatic expressions and collocations. A total of 45 participants in the study used the application for a period of one week. Data for this study was collected from the application, a questionnaire, and follow-up…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Learning Processes
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Burston, Jack – CALICO Journal, 2014
Despite the large number of published articles dealing with Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) applications over the past two decades, very few relate to the curricular integration of mobile technologies beyond initial projects. This situation raises a primary research question as to whether or not MALL implementation publications reflect…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Language Acquisition, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Link, Stephanie; Dursun, Ahmet; Karakaya, Kadir; Hegelheimer, Volker – CALICO Journal, 2014
In the past decade, a new wave of writing assessment has evolved as a result of advances in computer technology, highlighting the potential of automated writing evaluation (AWE) in the L2 writing curriculum (Warschauer & Ware, 2006). Today's innovative AWE programs offer ESL instructors promising solutions for providing immediate feedback and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Evaluation, Technology Integration, College Faculty
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Yang, Hui-Yu – CALICO Journal, 2014
The present research reports the findings of three experiments which explore how subtitles and advance organizers affect EFL learners' listening comprehension of authentic videos. EFL learners are randomly assigned to one of two groups. The control group receives no treatment and the experimental group receives the experimental conditions of one…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension, Transcripts (Written Records), Video Technology
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Taylor, Alan – CALICO Journal, 2014
This study challenges the assertion that an increase in L1 glossing results in more L2 reading comprehension. The results of this study, a quantitative meta-analysis, indicate that there is a significant difference (p = 0.04) in L2 reading comprehension between groups based on how much L1 glossing is provided. It was found that the group with the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis
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Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Fischer, Robert – CALICO Journal, 2013
Over the 30-year history of the "CALICO Journal", various areas of research and development in CALL have come to the fore in articles published in the journal at different points in time. These areas, which reflect the general concerns of the profession, can be conveniently categorized under the general acronym of ICT: Information and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Research and Development, Information Technology, History
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Porte, Graeme – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper, the editor of a recent Cambridge University Press book on research methods discusses replicating previous key studies to throw more light on their reliability and generalizability. Replication research is presented as an accepted method of validating previous research by providing comparability between the original and replicated…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Academic Achievement, Research, Comparative Analysis
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Ranalli, Jim – CALICO Journal, 2013
This paper describes the design and development of a CALL resource that teaches aspects of word combinability (i.e., grammatical collocation, transitivity, and complementation) to tertiary-level ESL learners by integrating conceptual understanding with related text-analysis and web-based dictionary skills. The resource delivers an automated,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, English (Second Language), Internet
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Castaneda, Martha E. – CALICO Journal, 2013
This case study examines students' experiences regarding the infusion of digital storytelling in their high school fourth-year Spanish class. The aim of this case study is to determine if digital storytelling can be an effective tool for language learners to communicate emotion and present information to an audience. Sources of information for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Reflection, Second Language Learning
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Taylor, Alan M. – CALICO Journal, 2013
CALL glossing in first language (L1) or second language (L2) texts has been shown by previous studies to be more effective than traditional, paper-and-pen L1 glossing. Using a pool of studies with much more statistical power and more accurate results, this meta-analysis demonstrates more precisely the degree to which CALL L1 glossing can be more…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Native Language, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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