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Kiliçkaya, Ferit – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
The use of digital technology in the classroom has paved the way for various and creative ways of enhancing learners' skills and has provided teachers with the opportunity to employ new and creative activities in which learners are more active while trying to improve their skills such as writing. The current study aimed to investigate learners'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Collaborative Writing
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Lamb, Martin; Arisandy, Fauziah Eka – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
Profound changes in the literacy practices of young people in the early part of this century mean that many are encountering and using English in their personal lives while studying the language formally in school or university, potentially shaping their language development and attitudes. This article reports a research project which investigated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Usage, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Motivation
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Seibert Hanson, Aroline E.; Brown, Christina M. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
We tested the effectiveness of the spaced-repetition flashcard application, Anki, on improving 62 university-level learners' second language (L2) learning in a semester-long beginning Spanish course. Using effective study strategies is critical for L2 learning, but college students learning an L2 often study with strategies that are only useful…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, College Students
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Börekci, Rabia; Aydin, Selami – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
It is evident that teachers' and students' perceptions of interactions on Facebook directly relate to the utilization of Facebook regarding not only an interactional tool but also a learning and teaching environment. However, not many studies appeared on English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' interactions with their students on Facebook,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Sangmin-Michelle – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
Although it remains controversial, machine translation (MT) has gained popularity both inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the growing number of students using MT, little is known about its use as a pedagogical tool in the EFL classroom. The present study investigated the role of MT as a CALL tool in EFL writing. Most studies on MT as a…
Descriptors: Translation, Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Awada, Ghada; Burston, Jack; Ghannage, Rosie – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
This study investigated the effectiveness of integrating Student Team Achievement Division (STAD), a structured cooperative learning method, and "WebQuest," an inquiry-based technological model (IBTM) on developing university English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' advanced-level argumentative writing skills and enhancing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Comparative Analysis
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Ma, Qing – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
This study investigated how one type of learner-generated information and content, i.e. inter-group peer online feedback, provided on a wiki writing assignment for an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course, could contribute to student L2 writing. Using a mixed method approach, more than 1000 entries of online peer comments were collected,…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Collaborative Writing
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Mendieta, Jenny; Barkhuizen, Gary – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
This narrative inquiry explores teacher ownership of curriculum change by examining how a blended learning program was put into action in a Colombian tertiary institution. In particular, the study aimed to examine the experiences of two English language teachers as they grappled with and managed the changes brought about by their involvement in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian; Yang, Jie Chi; Scott Chen Hsieh, Jun; Yamamoto, Tosh – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
Motivation has played an essential role in learning, leading to various research areas across diverse disciplines. While the literature is replete with findings supporting the essentiality of motivation in an individual's academic success, demotivation (a.k.a. negative motivation) has been underexplored, even though it has been a widespread…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Luo, Beate – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
This study explored students' learning behavior before and after participating in an introduction to learning how to learn. This four-week intervention included the Massive Open Online Course "Learning How to Learn," further discussions on the content of this MOOC, and hands-on practice using learning platforms. Its purpose was to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Comparative Analysis
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Goh, Tiong-Thye; Sun, Hui; Yang, Bing – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
This study investigates the extent to which microfeatures -- such as basic text features, readability, cohesion, and lexical diversity based on specific word lists -- affect Chinese EFL writing quality. Data analysis was conducted using natural language processing, correlation analysis and stepwise multiple regression analysis on a corpus of 268…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gruba, Paul; Chau Nguyen, Ngoc Bao – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
In the main, evaluation in CALL has focused on the assessment of the individual use of technology in accord with the principles of second language acquisition. Now that CALL focuses on the full integration of technology in language programs, evaluators are urged to take into account a wide range of factors that span institutional policy,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Drawing on Vygotskian sociocultural theory of mind and social constructivism, and adopting a sequential exploratory mixed-methods approach, this study explored the impact of online dynamic assessment (DA) on EFL learners' academic writing skills through one-on-one individual and online synchronous DA sessions over Google Docs. It also investigated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns
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Tsai, Shu-Chiao – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
This study investigates the impact on extemporaneous English-language first drafts by using Google Translate (GT) in three different tasks assigned to Chinese sophomore, junior, and senior students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) majoring in English. Students wrote first in Chinese (Step 1), then drafted corresponding texts in English (Step…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Paul, Jing Z.; Friginal, Eric – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
This study investigated the effects of Facebook and Twitter on foreign language (Chinese) learners' written production in both short- (10 days) and long-term (50 days) pseudo-experimental settings. Adopting two concepts (i.e. symmetric vs. asymmetric) from matrix theory in social network analysis, we categorized Facebook as a symmetric social…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Second Language Learning, Network Analysis, Sentences
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