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Tang, Joni Tzuchen; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study was designed to determine if language acquisition can occur in a virtual situation in the absence of explicit instruction. After spending 1 year establishing a virtual community, the authors observed and analyzed interpersonal interactions and the development of Chinese communication competence, communication models, and interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Guichon, Nicolas; Betrancourt, Mireille; Prie, Yannick – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
This case study focuses on the feedback that is provided by tutors to learners in the course of synchronous online teaching. More specifically, we study how trainee tutors used the affordances of Visu, an experimental web videoconferencing system, to provide negative feedback. Visu features classical functionalities such as video and chat, and it…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Online Courses, Tutors, Teleconferencing
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Tozcu, Anjel – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2008
This study explores the use of the interactive whiteboards in teaching the non-Latin based orthographies of Hindi, Pashto, Dari, Persian (Farsi), and Hebrew. All these languages use non-roman scripts, and except for Hindi, they are cursive. Thus, letters within words are connected and for beginners the script may look quite complicated,…
Descriptors: Internet, Indo European Languages, Alphabets, Second Language Instruction