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Tang, Jinlan; Rich, Changhua Sun – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This paper reports a series of research studies on the use of automated writing evaluation (awe) in secondary and university settings in China. The secondary school study featured the use of awe in six intact classes of 268 senior high school students for one academic year. The university study group comprised 460 students from five universities…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Revision (Written Composition)
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Ockert, David Michael – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This small-scale, longitudinal study tested for the influence of video recording with a camcorder, and recording and self-viewing with an iPad. The study tested for changes in confidence, anxiety and foreign language (FL) willingness to communicate (WTC; McCroskey & Baer, 1985) using self-report measures before and after the intervention (N =…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Video Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Leis, Adrian – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The use of social networking systems has enabled communication to occur around the globe almost instantly, with news about various events being spread around the world as they happen. There has also been much interest in the benefits and disadvantages the use of such social networking systems may bring for education. This paper reports on the use…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Questionnaires
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Kruk, Mariusz – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The paper presents the results of a study whose main aim was to investigate the effectiveness of using Internet resources and a browser-based virtual world in helping a group of students to learn the English second conditional. The sample consisted of thirteen third year students studying English at a Polish senior high school. The data were…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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Mills, Daniel; Kennedy, Olivia – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
Despite having studied English for some 33 months, the students at the private junior high school in Japan described in this paper had never before been asked to write original compositions in the language. The researchers undertook a quasi-experimental pilot study in which the 156 (n= 156) participants were each asked to write four compositions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Junior High School Students, Writing Assignments