NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Ashwell, Tim; Elam, Jesse R. – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
The ultimate aim of our research project was to use the Google Web Speech API to automate scoring of elicited imitation (EI) tests. However, in order to achieve this goal, we had to take a number of preparatory steps. We needed to assess how accurate this speech recognition tool is in recognizing native speakers' production of the test items; we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Daniels, Paul; Iwago, Koji – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
As online automatic speech recognition (ASR) engines become more accurate and more widely implemented with call software, it becomes important to evaluate the effectiveness and the accuracy of these recognition engines using authentic speech samples. This study investigates two of the most prominent cloud-based speech recognition engines--Apple's…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Goh, Shu Li – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, the use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Role Playing, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Flowers, Simeon – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
Motivation is an important topic among language teachers in Japan. Collins and Hunt (2011) observed increases in Japanese university student's motivation as a result of collaborative learning and cooperative learning programs. This paper continues in this line of inquiry through a quantitative study of motivation in the context of computer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Friendship, Cooperative Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Torsani, Simone – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
Research in CALL education has identified a series of goals and constraints for technology in language education that need to be taken into account when designing a CALL syllabus. This article presents a theoretical framework for syllabus design based on the identification of three areas of expertise within CALL: linguistic knowledge, procedural…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Language Acquisition, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Rockell, Kim – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper reports on the experimental use of a recently developed musical looping app with a class of Japanese university students of English during 2014. Working in groups using shared hand-held devices, students created compositions based on lexical chunks or formulaic sequences selected freely from a fixed text. A scored example of one such…
Descriptors: Music, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Dashtestani, Reza – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Computer literacy is a significant component of language teachers' computer-assisted language learning (call) knowledge. Despite its importance, limited research has been undertaken to analyze factors which might influence language teachers' computer literacy levels. This qualitative study explored the perspectives of 39 Iranian EFL teacher…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Wang, Airong – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper aims to explore teacher strategies for managing student participation in a complex Multi-user Virtual Environment. Data include transcribed recordings from a task-based EFL course in Second Life. Conversational Analysis is adopted to analyze the teacher's verbal language output in the transcript, and a student questionnaire is used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Herbert, John C. – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
Separating text into meaningful language chunks, as with visual-syntactic text formatting, helps readers to process text more easily and language learners to recognize grammar and syntax patterns more quickly. Evidence of this exists in studies on native and non-native English speakers. However, recent studies question the roll of VSTF in certain…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Stockwell, Glenn – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
While learners can acquire vocabulary through extensive reading (Pigada & Schmitt, 2006), research suggests that acquisition can be more effective when supplemented with targeted vocabulary activities (e.g., Paribakht & Wesche, 1997). Problems arise, however, in determining what vocabulary learners have acquired, and what items should be…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Watson, Kevin; Agawa, Grant – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The importance of a structured learning framework or interrelated frameworks is the cornerstone of a solid English as a foreign language (EFL) computer-assisted language learning (CALL) curriculum. While the benefits of CALL are widely promoted in the literature, there is often an endemic discord separating theory and practice. Oftentimes the…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Integrated Curriculum, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Dashtestani, Reza – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The implementation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has provided tremendous opportunities for language teachers to promote their computer literacy and adopt a learner-centered approach to teaching. Accordingly, with the rising advent of language learning technologies, language teachers would occupy a fundamental role in preparing and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries