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Alharbi, Majed A. – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effects of monolingual book dictionaries, popup dictionaries, and type-in dictionaries on improving reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in an EFL program. An experimental design involving four groups and a post-test was chosen for the experiment: (1) pop-up dictionary (experimental group 1); (2) type-in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Dictionaries
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Fageeh, Abdulaziz I. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explored EFL students and faculty's perceptions of and attitudes towards the use of online assessment and practice. A descriptive method was used, employing quantitative data collection and analyses from a sample of 400 students of different age categories and educational levels and another sample of 25 teachers in the English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Fageeh, Abdulaziz; Mekheimer, Mohamed Amin A. – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study aimed to recognize the pedagogical effects of Blackboard as a computer-mediated communication (CMC) environment for teaching academic writing and improving students' attitudes toward academic writing. Learners' interactions in the CMC environment of Blackboard were analyzed via a controlled descriptive design to examine how students…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Danielewicz-Betz, Anna – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This paper examines student-faculty communication by email and the lack of clear guidelines that leads to misuse of email in student-faculty interaction, whereby status-incongruent pragmatic markers are employed, resulting in impoliteness and inappropriateness. The main objective is to bridge the gap in research on other than requestive speech…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Mail, Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication