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Guo, Sijia; Möllering, Martina – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This case study aimed to explore best practice in applying task-based language teaching (TBLT) via a Web-conferencing tool, Blackboard Collaborate, in a beginners' online Chinese course by evaluating the pedagogical values and limitations of the software and the tasks designed. Chapelle's (2001) criteria for computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese
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Knight, Janine; Barberà, Elena – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
This paper presents the results of how four dyads in an online task-based synchronous computer-mediated (TB-SCMC) interaction event use their agency to carry out speaking tasks, and how their choices and actions affect time spent interacting in the target language. A case study approach was employed to analyse the language functions and cognitive…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Time
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Uehara, Suwako; Noriega, Edgar Josafat Martinez – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The availability of user-friendly coding software is increasing, yet teachers might hesitate to use this technology to develop for educational needs. This paper discusses studies related to technology for educational uses and introduces an evaluation application being developed. Through questionnaires by student users and open-ended discussion by…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Coding
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Mindog, Emily – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study explores, describes and analyzes the utilization of smartphone apps by four Japanese university students to support learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Findings indicate that intermediate language learners use apps to access content and communicate on SNS and are not keen on studying discrete language parts. Participants…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Thomas, Simon; Toland, Sean H. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The provision of supplemental educational and instructional content in podcast form is becoming increasingly widespread in first language education. However, amongst second language students in Japan the lack of literature illustrates podcast use has been limited. Imitating podcasts, educational and instructional materials in audio form were…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gromik, Nicolas – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper reports on a case study research conducted at a Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) from 2009 to 2012. Over these four years data was collected through a survey from over 6000 participants regarding their access and use of the self facility and resources. The article reports on various on-site learning environments and the influence this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Use Studies
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Yu, Li-Tang – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to address a writing teacher's perspective about integrating Facebook, a social networking site, into a university-level English writing course in Taiwan. Data, including interviews with the teacher and class postings on Facebook, were analyzed inductively, qualitatively, and interpretively, resulting in three…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media, Writing Instruction
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Toland, Sean; White, Jeremy; Mills, Daniel; Bolliger, Doris U. – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have become important tools in higher education language instruction, which can facilitate both student learning and the administration of courses. The decision regarding which LMS a particular university adopts is a complicated process where the needs and opinions of several stakeholders, including…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Usability, Relevance (Education)
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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of the pedagogical practices of e-learning teacher experts into a four-part framework of approaches: out-of-class, blended language practice, blended Web 2.0 projects, and online. Examples of each approach are illustrated with short extracts from case studies of the participant teachers. It is hoped that these four…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Electronic Learning
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Lu, Hui-Chuan; Chu, Yu-Hsin; Chang, Cheng-Yu – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
Compared with English learners, Spanish learners have fewer resources for automatic error detection and revision and following the current integrative Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), we combined corpus-based approach and CALL to create the System of Error Detection and Revision Suggestion (SEDRS) for learning Spanish. Through…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nielsen, Brian – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
This study explores asynchronous online discussions as a learning strategy for Japanese EFL students from various perspectives. A text analysis of learner posts and replies was performed to determine the quantity, quality, and accuracy of the written language produced. Student participation rates during all four online exchanges were measured to…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction