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Abderrahim, Lizzie; Gutiérrez-Colón Plana, Mar – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
Using the concept of a journey through time, this article examines the theoretical foundation underpinning the use of digital storytelling as a pedagogical tool in the language classroom. It describes the arguments developed by Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky, which form the basis of social constructivist theory and the work of Kolb from which…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Uses in Education, Second Language Instruction, Learning Theories
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Harris Bonet, Paola – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
The introduction of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in the educational sphere is becoming more and more essential due to its potential as a pedagogical tool. This study aims to evaluate some factors that facilitate and hinder the pedagogical use of ICT in the context of learning English as a second language (L2) at preschool…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Kasami, Naoko – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a digital storytelling assignment on the motivation for learning English of students with low proficiency and confidence in English. The participants of this study were non-English major students in Japan who studied in four courses of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Each course was…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Berti, Margherita – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
Educational technology tools that improve learning and foster engagement are constantly sought by teachers and researchers. In the domain of Computer-Assisted Language Learning a variety of tools, for instance blogs and podcasts, have been used to promote language and cultural learning (Shih, 2015). More recently, virtual reality has been…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Cultural Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Alm, Antonie – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
This article introduces the concept of intra-formal learning. Building on approaches to extended learning (in reading, listening and viewing) it suggests that instead of extending learning from formal into personal learning spaces, learners should be encouraged to draw on informal learning experiences to extend learning opportunities in formal…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Films, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hilliker, Shannon M.; Lenkaitis, Chesla Ann; Ramirez, Angie – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teacher candidates must have a working knowledge of English linguistics in order to support their students' language development. This article reports on TESOL teacher candidates' reflective practice to highlight how interaction with non-native speakers can develop awareness of linguistic…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Manegre, Marni – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
This study examines whether foreign language acquisition occurs through sharing information when students participate in an online writing task using English as the lingua franca. It also explores whether the students with higher levels of linguistic knowledge relating to the foreign language share this information with their peers throughout the…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hell, Anna; Godhe, Anna-Lena; Brante, Eva Wennås – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
This study explores how newly arrived young students created meaning, communicated, and expressed themselves using digital technology in the subject of Swedish as a second language (SSL). The qualitative case study presented in this article focuses on how the orchestration of teaching contributed to opportunities for digital meaning-making in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Swedish, Native Language
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Dey-Plissonneau, Aparajita – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
This paper proposes to explore the theory of affordances in the light of cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to study affordances in complex Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) environments. The term 'affordance' designates an action possibility that is offered by an environment or an object to an actor in the environment either…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Casañ-Núñez, Juan Carlos – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
The pandemic has made it clearer than ever that health issues impact education and that schools play a key role in supporting the wellbeing of learners. As emotion and cognition are interconnected, educators should use educational strategies that generate positive emotions so that learning is associated with pleasure. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Educational Technology
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Chagas, Laura; Pedro, Neuza – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
As the use of Web 2.0 proves to be beneficial in foreign language learning contexts, this quantitative study focuses on the use of Web 2.0 tools for the development of communication skills in English, specifically in higher education. In order to investigate the participants' perceptions, 341 undergraduate students and 70 faculty members from…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Second Language Learning
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Aldukhayel, Dukhayel – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
Chapelle (2003) proposed three general types of input enhancement that help L2 learners "acquire features of the linguistic input that they are exposed to during the course reading or listening for meaning" (p. 40): input salience, input modification, and input elaboration. In 2010, Cárdenas-Claros and Gruba argued that Chapelle's…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Linguistic Input, Teaching Methods
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Mirzaeian, Vahid R. – The EUROCALL Review, 2021
Although the field of machine translation has witnessed huge improvements in recent years, its potentials have not been fully exploited in other interdisciplinary areas such as foreign language teaching. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to report an experiment in which this technology was employed to teach a foreign language to a group of…
Descriptors: Translation, Computational Linguistics, Error Correction, Phrase Structure
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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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