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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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Lew, Robert; Szarowska, Agnieszka – ReCALL, 2017
Language learners today exhibit a strong preference for free online resources. One problem with such resources is that their quality can vary dramatically. Building on related work on monolingual resources for English, we propose an evaluation framework for online bilingual dictionaries, designed to assess lexicographic quality in four major…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Bilingualism, Dictionaries, Second Language Learning
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Bull, Susan; Wasson, Barbara – ReCALL, 2016
This paper introduces an open learner model approach to learning analytics to combine the variety of data available from the range of applications and technologies in language learning, for visualisation of language learning competences to learners and teachers in the European language context. Specific examples are provided as illustrations…
Descriptors: Competence, Visualization, Educational Research, Data Collection
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Cardenas-Claros, Monica Stella; Gruba, Paul A. – ReCALL, 2013
This paper proposes a theoretical framework for the conceptualization and design of help options in computer-based second language (L2) listening. Based on four empirical studies, it aims at clarifying both conceptualization and design (CoDe) components. The elements of conceptualization consist of a novel four-part classification of help options:…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Listening, Computer System Design
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Buendgens-Kosten, Judith – ReCALL, 2013
This paper discusses the role of authenticity and authenticity claims in computer assisted language learning (CALL). It considers authenticity as the result of a social negotiation process rather than an innate feature of a text, object, person, or activity. From this basis, it argues that authenticity claims play an important role in both second…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Motivation
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Wigham, Ciara R.; Chanier, Thierry – ReCALL, 2013
Three-dimensional synthetic worlds introduce possibilities for nonverbal communication in computer-mediated language learning. This paper presents an original methodological framework for the study of multimodal communication in such worlds. It offers a classification of verbal and nonverbal communication acts in the synthetic world "Second…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Verbal Communication
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Kerins, John; Ramsay, Allan – ReCALL, 2012
This paper reports on the development of a prototype tool which shows how learners can be helped to reflect upon the accuracy of their writing. Analysis of samples of freely written texts by intermediate and advanced learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) showed evidence of weakness in the use of tense and aspect. Computational discourse…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction, Semantics
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Flowerdew, Lynne – ReCALL, 2012
This paper illustrates how a freely available online corpus has been exploited in a module on teaching business letters covering the following four speech acts (functions) commonly found in business letters: invitations, requests, complaints and refusals. It is proposed that different strategies are required for teaching potentially…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Business Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hong, Kwang Hee – ReCALL, 2010
The ultimate goal of CALL teacher education is to enable L2 teachers to integrate CALL technology into their classroom with confidence and knowledge. As a way to achieve this goal, an increasing number of studies have paid attention to the integration of CALL technology into the teacher education program and into the classroom. Nonetheless, there…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Education
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Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – ReCALL, 2009
The use of mobile phones and other portable devices is beginning to have an impact on how learning takes place in many disciplines and contexts, including language learning. Learners who are not dependent on access to fixed computers can engage in activities that relate more closely to their current surroundings, sometimes crossing the border…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Telecommunications, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices
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Karpati, Andrea – ReCALL, 2009
In order to make optimal educational use of social spaces offered by thousands of international communities in the second generation web applications termed Web 2 or Social Web, ICT competences as well as social skills are needed for both teachers and learners. The paper outlines differences in competence structures of Net Natives (who came of age…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Models, Educational Theories, Educational Change
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Kennedy, Claire; Levy, Mike – ReCALL, 2008
This article discusses an experiment in sending regular Short Message Service (SMS) messages to support language learning, and vocabulary learning in particular, at beginners' level in Italian at an Australian university. The approach we took built on the initiatives of Thornton and Houser (2005) and Dias (2002b), and was informed by the results…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Italian, Second Language Learning
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L'Haire, Sebastien – ReCALL, 2007
This paper presents FipsOrtho, a spell checker targeted at learners of French, and a corpus of learners' errors which has been gathered to test the system and to get a sample of specific language learners' errors. Spell checkers are a standard feature of many software products, however they are not designed for specific language learners' errors.…
Descriptors: Test Results, Internet, French, Spelling
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O'Brien, Anne; Hegelheimer, Volker – ReCALL, 2007
Despite the increase of teacher preparation programs that emphasize the importance of training teachers to select and develop appropriate computer-assisted language learning (CALL) materials, integration of CALL into classroom settings is still frequently relegated to the use of selected CALL activities to supplement instruction or to provide…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Internet, Second Language Instruction
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Granger, Sylviane; Kraif, Olivier; Ponton, Claude; Antoniadis, Georges; Zampa, Virginie – ReCALL, 2007
Learner corpora, electronic collections of spoken or written data from foreign language learners, offer unparalleled access to many hitherto uncovered aspects of learner language, particularly in their error-tagged format. This article aims to demonstrate the role that the learner corpus can play in CALL, particularly when used in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Natural Language Processing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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