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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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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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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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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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Moon, Soyeon; Oh, Sun-Young – ReCALL, 2018
This paper reports on the cognitive and affective benefits of data-driven learning (DDL), in which Korean EFL learners at the secondary level notice and unlearn their "overgenerated 'be'" by comparing native English-speaker and learner corpora with guided induction. To select the target language item and compile learner-corpus-based…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Rong – ReCALL, 2018
In this digital era, online intercultural exchange has gained increased popularity in language and culture education. However, concerns arise over its productiveness and efficacy in engaging participants cognitively. In addition, there is a paucity of research on out-of-classroom synchronous online exchange projects, let alone those involving…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Adnan, Müge – ReCALL, 2018
Professional development (PD) is critical for instructors who are adopting new roles and competencies in online teaching environments. This mixed-method study examines an online faculty development programme in Turkey, refecting upon participants' expectations, readiness and satisfaction. The fndings indicate a signifcant relationship between…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Melchor-Couto, Sabela – ReCALL, 2018
In recent years, a considerably high number of research studies have looked into the use of virtual worlds (VWs) for language learning. A number of authors have hypothesised about the effects of anonymity when foreign language interactions are conducted via VWs. This study addresses the effect that the anonymity experienced in VW interaction may…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Computer Simulation, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Nami, Fatemeh; Marandi, S. Susan; Sotoudehnama, Elaheh – ReCALL, 2018
Discussion lists have gained a significant popularity in professional development research over the past few decades for the opportunity they provide for asynchronous interaction. This article presents findings from a small-scale case study that aimed at exploring the nature of teachers' asynchronous exchanges in a discussion list. The data…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Faculty Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Lai, Chun; Zheng, Dongping – ReCALL, 2018
The essence of mobile learning is learners' agentic use of mobile devices to create learning experiences across time and space. Thus, understanding learners' perceptions and preferred use of mobile devices for learning are critical to realizing the educational potentials of mobile learning. This study explored language learners' self-directed use…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning
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Eftekhari, Maryam; Sotoudehnama, Elaheh – ReCALL, 2018
Compared to traditional pen-and-paper presentation of information, computer-assisted argument mapping seems to be more efficient in developing lower order thinking skills such as memory and comprehension. The present study investigated the impact of argument map construction and reading via computer versus pen and paper on English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Concept Mapping, Reading Comprehension
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Lee, Ju Seong; Nakamura, Yuji; Sadler, Randall – ReCALL, 2018
Despite the accumulated body of research on teaching English as an international language (EIL), few have offered a detailed overview of how to implement an EIL classroom, and still fewer empirical studies have been conducted. Twenty-one university students at a Japanese university participated in the study in the spring semester of 2015. The…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Levak, Natasha; Son, Jeong-Bae – ReCALL, 2017
Learning how to comprehend while listening to a second language is often considered by learners to be a difficult process that can lead to anxiety when trying to communicate (Graham, 2006; Graham & Macaro, 2008). Computer-mediated communication (CMC) can be used to assist in increasing access to native speakers and opportunities to listen.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Computer Simulation, Social Systems
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Fuchs, Carolin; Snyder, Bill; Tung, Bruce; Jung Han, Yu – ReCALL, 2017
This case study explores how a Chinese-American novice teacher acted as mediator in a telecollaboration with student teacher (ST) peers in the USA who designed tasks for his English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in China. The novice teacher was instrumental in mediating the student teachers' task design process by providing feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Telecommunications, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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