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Bakla, Arif – ReCALL, 2019
Despite their potential benefits, teacher-created animated cartoons have not found much room in second-language (L2) research, probably due to some technical challenges involved in creating them. This paper reports the findings of a mixed-methods embedded experimental study, designed to test the impact of tailor-made animated cartoons on the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liang, Mei-Ya – ReCALL, 2019
Drawing upon research on narrative and speech styles and on digital and multimodal communication, the author proposes multimodal narrative discourse analysis (MNDA) with associated pedagogical and analytical procedures to teach and study storytelling. The second language (L2) students first participated in multimodal narrative simulations in the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Styles
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Dziemianko, Anna – ReCALL, 2019
Today, people want to consult dictionaries of good quality, but they expect them to be available online for free. For this reason, publishers need advertisements to cover the costs of producing and maintaining online dictionary content. This paper aims to investigate the role of advertisements in language reception, production, and learning…
Descriptors: Role, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing, Advertising
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Jabbari, Nasser; Eslami, Zohreh R. – ReCALL, 2019
This review examines the second language acquisition (SLA) literature with regard to the role of "massively multiplayer online games" (MMOGs) in second language (L2) learning. It focuses on commercially developed off-the-shelf (COTS) MMOGs only (some of them modified for educational purposes such as Reinders' & Wattana's work). It…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Games, Second Language Instruction, Role
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana; Lew, Robert; Roberts, Jonathan C.; Rees, Geraint Paul; Sharma, Nirwan – ReCALL, 2019
Corpora have given rise to a wide range of lexicographic resources aimed at helping novice users of academic English with their writing. This includes academic vocabulary lists, a variety of textbooks, and even a bespoke academic English dictionary. However, writers may not be familiar with these resources or may not be sufficiently aware of the…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Lexicography, Writing Instruction
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Slaughter, Yvette; Smith, Wally; Hajek, John – ReCALL, 2019
The use of videoconferencing technology to support the delivery of language programs shows great potential in regional and rural settings where a lack of access to specialist teachers limits equitable access to education. In this article, we investigate the establishment of two regional and rural primary school networks in Australia for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Videoconferencing, Foreign Countries, Rural Schools
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Tecedor, Marta; Campos-Dintrans, Gonzalo – ReCALL, 2019
This study adds to the literature on computer-mediated communication (CMC) by examining the impact of online voice recording (VR) activities and peer-to-peer videoconferencing (VC) conversations on the development of beginning Spanish learners' speaking performance. Specifically, this paper explores (1) whether VR and VC activities promote oral…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Language Fluency, Oral Language, Spanish
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Chen, Chih-Ming; Liu, Huimei; Huang, Hong-Bin – ReCALL, 2019
Many studies have demonstrated that vocabulary size plays a key role in learning English as a foreign language (EFL). In recent years, mobile game-based learning (MGBL) has been considered a promising scheme for successful acquisition and retention of knowledge. Thus, this study applies a mixed methodology that combines quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Educational Games
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Fouz-González, Jonás – ReCALL, 2019
This study investigates the potential of a podcast-based approach aimed at helping foreign language learners improve their pronunciation of features that tend to be fossilised in their interlanguage. Training took place over a period of three weeks in which podcasts were used for perceptual and productive practice as well as for peer evaluation.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Pronunciation Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Lee, Hansol; Warschauer, Mark; Lee, Jang Ho – ReCALL, 2019
In this study, we used a data-mining approach to identify hidden groups in a corpus-based second-language (L2) vocabulary experiment. After a vocabulary pre-test, a total of 132 participants performed three online reading tasks (in random orders) equipped with the following glossary types: (1) concordance lines and definitions of target lexical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Saricaoglu, Aysel – ReCALL, 2019
Even though current technologies allow for automated feedback, evaluating content and generating discourse-specific feedback is still a challenge for automated systems, which explains the gap in research investigating the effect of such feedback. This study explores the impact of automated formative feedback on the improvement of English as a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods
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Bozorgian, Hossein; Alamdari, Ebrahim Fakhri – ReCALL, 2018
This study is an attempt to investigate the effect of metacognitive instruction through dialogic interaction in a joint activity on advanced Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' multimedia listening and their metacognitive awareness in listening comprehension. The data were collected through (N = 180) male and female Iranian…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Dilenschneider, Robert Francis – ReCALL, 2018
This study investigated three look-up conditions for language learners to learn unknown target words and comprehend a reading passage when their attention is transferred away to an on-line dictionary. The research questions focused on how each look-up condition impacted the recall and recognition of word forms, word meanings, and passage…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Definitions
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Çakmak, Fidel; Erçetin, Gülcan – ReCALL, 2018
This study investigates the effects of multimedia glosses on text recall and incidental vocabulary learning in a mobile-assisted L2 listening task. A total of 88 participants with a low level of proficiency in English were randomly assigned to one of four conditions that involved single channel (textual-only, pictorial-only) and dual-channel…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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