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Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 24, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 59–76
The development of adequate collocational knowledge is important for foreign language learners; nonetheless, learners often have difficulties in producing proper collocations in the target language. Among the various ways of learning collocations,...
Developing and Evaluating SynctoLearn, a Fully Automatic Video and Transcript Synchronization Tool for EFL Learners
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 24, No. 2 (2011) pp. 117–130
Authentic videos are always motivational for foreign language learners. According to the findings of many empirical studies, subtitled L2 videos are particularly useful for foreign language learning. Although there are many authentic English videos...
Developing and Evaluating an Oral Skills Training Website Supported by Automatic Speech Recognition Technology
ReCALL Vol. 23, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 59–78
Oral communication ability has become increasingly important to many EFL students. Several commercial software programs based on automatic speech recognition (ASR) technologies are available but their prices are not affordable for many students....
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 4 (2015) pp. 341–363
A number of studies have suggested the possible benefits of using concordancers in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing. To date, however, there is still limited understanding of how EFL writers may make use of such tools along with...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 3 (2018) pp. 186–198
This paper describes a narrative-based design framework that organizes three narrative elements (i.e., storyline, character, and quest) to support a contextual game-based environment for language learning. Using this design framework, a...
Using a Teacher Support Group to Develop Teacher Knowledge of Mandarin Teaching via Web Conferencing Technology
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 29, No. 1 (2016) pp. 127–147
Due to its continuous advancement, web conferencing technology is increasingly being integrated into foreign language education; thus, teachers are able to carve out a niche by providing learners with an opportunity to learn a foreign language at a...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 2 (2013) pp. 129–141
Several researchers have highlighted the potential of applying adventure video games in second language acquisition; however, few studies have investigated the impact of adventure games on foreign language learning. This study aimed to examine the...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 29, No. 1 (2016) pp. 21–39
The development of collocational knowledge is important for foreign language learners; unfortunately, learners often have difficulties producing proper collocations in the target language. Among the various ways of collocation learning, the DDL ...
An Automatic Collocation Writing Assistant for Taiwanese EFL Learners: A Case of Corpus-Based NLP Technology
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 283–299
Previous work in the literature reveals that EFL learners were deficient in collocations that are a hallmark of near native fluency in learner's writing. Among different types of collocations, the verb-noun (V-N) one was found to be particularly...
Corpora Processing and Computational Scaffolding for a Web-Based English Learning Environment: The CANDLE Project
Hsien-Chin Liou; Jason S Chang; Hao-Jan Chen; Chih-Cheng Lin; Meei-Ling Liaw; Zhao-Ming Gao; Jyh-Shing Roger Jang; Yuli Yeh; Thomas C. Chuang; Geeng-Neng You
CALICO Journal Vol. 24, No. 1 (September 2006) pp. 77–95
This paper describes the development of an innovative web-based environment for English language learning with advanced data-driven and statistical approaches. The project uses various corpora, including a Chinese-English parallel corpus ("Sinorama")...