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Díez, Mario Tomé; Richters, Marlisa Amanda – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
It is essential for foreign language learners to have adequate opportunities for speaking in order to enhance the acquisition of oral communicative competence. Although research over the last few years has dealt with the potential of podcasting for the development of oral competencies, little has been done towards its application in the…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Bradford J. – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
Mobile-learning (m-learning), or mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), has been the object of a great deal of research over the last twenty years. However, empirical work in this area has largely failed to produce generalizable conclusions due to variation in methodology, target feature, and task-type (Burston, 2014, 2015). As schools in Japan…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Handwriting, Word Processing, Electronic Learning
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Villalobos-Buehner, Maria – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
The goals of this research were twofold. First, to measure changes in cultural awareness levels between two groups of students in their third semester of a Spanish class. The trained group formed by university students from the USA collaborated with another group of university students from Colombia using Skype. The second aim was to identify…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Undergraduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Bailey, Angela; Gruber, Alice – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
This mixed method case study explored globalization and complex relationships through a virtual exchange project between students from Germany and Colombia in upper intermediate level English classes. We believed by providing a space for online conversation, written collaboration and discussion, students would enhance their plurilingual and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Boudadi, Nadia Azzouz; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
This paper focuses on a fairly new motivational technique, the so-called Gamification, which consists of introducing game mechanics in non-game environments to promote motivation and engagement. By the turn of the 21rst century, Gamification took off in the business field and soon after became an attractive concept for researchers and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Databases, Meta Analysis
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AlMarwani, Manal – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
The use and integration of mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) in learning and teaching, as well as the creation of new knowledge can determine whether a country is able to successfully compete in the emerging global knowledge economy. Technology acceptance theories and models have been widely developed, used and extended to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Ding, Yan; Shen, Hui-zhong – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
In the wake of rapid development of Language MOOCs (LMOOCs), numerous studies have proposed principles and guidelines to inform curriculum design. Very few of them have, however, reported on learners' views. This study aims to contribute to this line of research by bringing in a learners' perspective. It is based on a content analysis of 3,510…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Harting, Axel – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
In this paper the results of an online survey (n=210) regarding the usefulness of Facebook for informal L2 learning will be presented. Participants were individual Facebook users who study either German (n=118) or Japanese (n=92). By using a combination of open and closed questions, the mostly quantitative findings of the survey indicate that for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Cultural Awareness
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Girón-García, Carolina; Gargallo-Camarillas, Noelia – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
The advent of various interactive multimedia networks in the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classroom (Grabe & Grabe, 2007) has led to the emergence of new learning methodologies (Ming-Hung et al., 2017). Accordingly, new ways of learning are present in a multimodal environment , and have caused an effect on students' degree of…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Kinesthetic Perception, Tactual Perception, Auditory Perception
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Bellés-Fortuño, Begoña; Martínez-Hernández, Ana-Isabel – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
Several studies have revealed that computer applications offer a vast potential for teaching and learning. Open Educational Resources (OERs) can be especially beneficial to generate innovative abilities in the classroom related to new means of communication and collaboration (Conole and Alevizou, 2010). As regards the teaching of foreign…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Word Frequency, Vocabulary Development, Retention (Psychology)
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Bort-Mir, Lorena – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
Metacognition can be considered as knowledge about one's own cognitive activities and their regulation during learning processes (Flavell, 1979). Students are, then, involved in metacognitive mental activities when they think about what they have learned, how they have learned it, or how they can relate it to their personal experiences, among…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Journals, Metacognition, College Students
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Kara, Samia – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
Exploiting the free technology empowering services with which Google supplies the educational field, the present paper contributes a Google Education mediated syllabus framework to the field of teaching English as a second/ foreign language. Through a systems approach methodology, the framework addressed the concepts of 'learner autonomy' and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Manegre, Marni; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar; Gisbert, Mercè – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
This paper presents the first phase of a study conducted to analyze Knowledge Building forums for evidence of second language acquisition. This study is an analysis of the posts within an existing forum in search of evidence of foreign language learning. The analysis found that the collaborative writing project shows evidence that the students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Avgousti, Maria Iosifina; Hadjistassou, Stella K. – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
In a world which abounds with digitally-driven changes, an orthodoxy of technology adoption and utilisation in higher education is emerging, and it is deemed critical for steering the discussions of experts for planning and implementing a digitally-enabled ecology where students and faculty members alike will benefit. Although several types of…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Computer Software
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He, Long – The EUROCALL Review, 2019
As an increasingly popular format of input, the affordances of audio-visual materials have been widely studied. Past research has provided evidence that audio-visual input combined with different captioning strategies could benefit learners in terms of vocabulary learning, listening comprehension, and the development of grammatical knowledge.…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Audiovisual Aids, Grammar, Vocabulary Development
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