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Harting, Axel – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
This study explores ways of using Facebook as a tool to improve the pragmatic competence of students of German as a foreign language in Japan. Nine students of a textbook-based German class (CFER level A2) voluntarily participated in this blended learning approach, in which they were assigned weekly online tasks aimed at eliciting speech acts…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Media
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O'Brien, Myles – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
A system for authoring browser-based CALL material incorporating Google speech recognition has been developed and made freely available for download. The system provides a teacher with a simple way to set up CALL material, including an optional image, sound or video, which will elicit spoken (and/or typed) answers from the user and check them…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Lintunen, Pekka; Mutta, Maarit; Pelttari, Sanna – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
This article discusses formal and informal foreign language learning before university level. The focus is on beginning university students' perceptions of their earlier learning experiences, especially in digital contexts. Language learners' digital competence is a part of their everyday lives, but its relationship to learning in and outside…
Descriptors: Profiles, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dizon, Gilbert; Tang, Daniel – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
Several researchers have compared the efficacy of digital flashcards (DFs) versus paper flashcards (PFs) to improve L2 vocabulary and have concluded that using DFs is more effective (Azabdaftari & Mozaheb, 2012; Basoglu & Akdemir, 2010; Kiliçkaya & Krajka, 2010). However, these studies did not utilize vocabulary learning strategies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Visual Aids
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Booth, Paul; Guinmard, Isabelle; Lloyd, Elizabeth – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
With the development of online language learning comes a growing need for courses in language teaching to incorporate educational technologies into course content. The challenge this development poses is how to incorporate educational technologies in teacher education programmes to prepare teachers for online language teaching. This study explores…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Professional Autonomy, Teaching Skills, Language Teachers
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Núñez, Juan Carlos Casañ – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
Listening, watching, reading and writing simultaneously in a foreign language is very complex. This paper is part of wider research which explores the use of audiovisual comprehension questions imprinted in the video image in the form of subtitles and synchronized with the relevant fragments for the purpose of language learning and testing.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Audiovisual Instruction, Comprehension, Second Language Instruction
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García Botero, Gustavo; García Botero, Jacqueline; Questier, Frederik – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
In June 2015, the Colombian government via the Labor Ministry announced a project for young workers called "40.000 Primeros Empleos". In the framework of this project, the Ministry of Labor signed an alliance with the language platform Duolingo as a strategy to provide participants with English learning opportunities and a free language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Language Acquisition, English (Second Language)
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Kruk, Mariusz – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
The paper discusses the results of a study which explored advanced learners of English engagement with their mobile devices to develop learning experiences that meet their needs and goals as foreign language learners. The data were collected from 20 students by means of a semi-structured interview. The gathered data were subjected to qualitative…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language)
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Cengiz, Behice Ceyda; Seferoglu, Gölge; Kaçar, Isil Günseli – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
This paper examined a group of Turkish EFL in-service teachers' perceptions about a four-week online CALL training they received on a voluntary basis. The data were collected via a background questionnaire, interviews and reflection reports written by the participating teachers. Findings demonstrated that online CALL training was beneficial for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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O'Dowd, Robert – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
This article provides an introduction to the EVALUATE project (Evaluating and Upscaling Telecollaborative Teacher Education). This project aims to gauge the impact of telecollaborative learning on student-teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in various European countries and regions. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ KA3 programme…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication
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Annamalai, Nagaletchimee; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
According to our experience, facilitating online reflective writing via Facebook motivates students to improve their writing skills and reflective thinking. Six students and a teacher from an urban school in the northern region of Malaysia were involved in this study. The qualitative data in the form of online archives were categorized as…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing Skills, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media
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Demouy, Valérie; Jones, Ann; Kan, Qian; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Eardley, Annie – The EUROCALL Review, 2016
Most of the literature on mobile language learning is located in classroom contexts, and often concerns the use of resources developed by teachers or researchers. However, we also need to understand learner initiated practices, in informal as well as formal settings, where mobile language learners are increasingly using digital resources. In this…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Telecommunications
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Kruk, Mariusz – The EUROCALL Review, 2016
The article presents the results of a study whose main aim was to investigate the changes in motivation, language anxiety and boredom in learning English in "Second Life." The sample consisted of 16 second year students of English philology. The study was conducted over the period of a summer semester. During that time the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Summer Programs
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Privas-Bréauté, Virginie – The EUROCALL Review, 2016
In this article, we shall examine why the creation of avatars in virtual worlds facilitates the learning of business English. We are committed to determining the factors that enable students in a French business school to consolidate their skills in English (from linguistic, socio-linguistic and pragmatic standpoints) and to develop more general…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Business English
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Kerr, Ruth; Merciai, Ilaria – The EUROCALL Review, 2016
Interest on the part of European Institutions to explore the potential of MOOCs for providing the kind of inclusive and multicultural education that was needed for 21st century learners was confirmed by funding of projects such as EMMA (http://www.europeanmoocs.eu). The definition of "European" for the EMMA consortium was based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Online Courses, Inclusion
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