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Sherman, Brandon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Research on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and educational information/communication technology (ICT) often asks what a given technology is, what it can do, and what it is for. Answers to these questions, often following technological determinist or instrumental models of technology, centre human agency in determining the function a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Torres, Julio – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Manipulating cognitive demands on second language (L2) tasks, along with the provision of recasts and its effects on L2 development, has motivated recent inquiry within task-based research. However, empirical evidence remains inconclusive as to the impact of task complexity, and it is unknown how it may affect heritage language (HL) development.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Language Acquisition, Native Language
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Galla, Candance – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This research examines three American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) participants who registered and completed the "Computer Applications for Indigenous Language Communities" course at the University of Arizona between summer 2003 and summer 2007, at a time when digital technology was emerging, particularly in Indigenous…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, American Indian Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bontogon, Megan; Arppe, Antti; Antonsen, Lene; Thunder, Dorothy; Lachler, Jordan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Intelligent computer assisted language learning (ICALL) applications for Indigenous languages are a relatively new avenue for computer assisted language learning (CALL). CALL allows language learners to practise a wide range of grammatical exercises and receive feedback on their answers outside of class time. ICALL is essential for dynamically…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lacabex, Esther Gómez; Gallardo del Puerto, Francisco – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study investigated the effect of two distinct computer-based phonetic training procedures administered in an English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classroom with young learners. Students' perceptual awareness of the occurrence of an English schwa in an unstressed position in content words was tested in two experimental groups, which underwent…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Auditory Perception, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Walker, Nicholas R.; Cedergren, Henrietta; Trofimovich, Pavel; Gatbonton, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
In recent years, language researchers and teachers have attempted to put meaningful communication at the centre of learners' classroom interactions. Yet the majority of existing computer-assisted language learning (CALL) applications have relied on largely non-communicative learner-computer interactions. The challenge facing CALL developers,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Nursing Education, Speech Communication
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Peters, Martine; Weinberg, Alysse; Sarma, Nandini – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines student attitudes towards and perceptions of technological activities in the language classroom. Data collected from students (n = 71) in the French language departments of five Canadian universities were used to examine which technological activities students preferred, whether and to what degree different activities were…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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O'Brien, Mary Grantham; Levy, Richard M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This paper presents the results of a study on the use of a virtual reality (VR) world in a German language classroom. After participating in a lesson on the use of commands, students experienced the language and culture through navigation in a VR world. It is argued that this new medium allows for students to be immersed in the target culture and…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chung, Yang-Gyun; Graves, Barbara; Wesche, Mari; Barfurth, Marion – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This longitudinal case study draws on sociocultural theory to investigate language learning as a socially mediated process through computer-mediated communicative tasks in an international languages class. The study reports on the design, implementation, and outcomes of a thematic, task-based curricular innovation in which paired Korean-and…
Descriptors: Homework, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Korean
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Chapelle, Carol – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This paper describes past Canadian contributions to the study of CALL and raises questions about the identity of Canadian CALL as distinct within CALL scholarship in North America.
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Davies, Ted; Williamson, Rodney – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Reflects critically on pedagogical issues in the production of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) courseware and ways CALL has affected the practice of language learning. Concludes that if CALL is to reach full potential, it must be more than a simple medium of information; it should provide a teaching/learning process, with the real…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
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Mydlarski, Donna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Explores how computers and cooperative language learning have dovetailed over the last 15 years, resulting in a phenomenon that may be called cooperative computer-assisted language learning (CCALL). Within the context of computer use, implications of the cooperative learning model are examined for three groups: language learners; courseware…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Cooperative Learning
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Elkabas, Charles; Wooldridge, Russon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Examines the role of reading in the acquisition of French in context, and shows how, in the area of reading, the computer can be transformed into a highly pedagogical teaching/learning tool because of the text retrieval program TACT. (32 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Effect, Foreign Countries
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Trenchs, Mireia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Describes how beginning language learners generated electronic mail in a foreign language, Spanish, and what the resulting texts looked like. The study uncovered different, contrastive writing behaviors and a diversity of texts and suggests that communicative activities in the language classroom pose dilemmas for students. (39 references)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Electronic Mail
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Walz, Joel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Analyzes authentic documents in hypertext in light of reading research and proposes solutions to two potential areas of difficulty. The techniques discussed can help students overcome obstacles to reading comprehension. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Hypermedia, Reading Comprehension
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