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Reducing Foreign Language Communication Apprehension with Computer-Mediated Communication: A Preliminary Study
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 35, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 469–486
Many studies (e.g., [Beauvois, M.H., 1998. "E-talk: Computer-assisted classroom discussion--attitudes and motivation." In: Swaffar, J., Romano, S., Markley, P., Arens, K. (Eds.), "Language learning online: Theory and practice in the ESL and L2...
Foreign Language Annals Vol. 40, No. 1 (2007) pp. 161–181
In recent years, educational technology has come a long way. Technological advancements and significant investments in computer equipment and training have opened new opportunities for foreign language teachers. In addition, instructional technology ...
The Role of Methods Textbooks in Providing Early Training for Teaching with Technology in the Language Classroom
Foreign Language Annals Vol. 46, No. 2 (June 2013) pp. 230–245
The ability to make effective use of technology is becoming increasingly important for prospective language teachers. As a result, many teacher preparation programs include some form of training in computer assisted language learning (CALL). This...
Foreign Language Annals Vol. 42, No. 2 (2009) pp. 340–366
The following article reports the findings of a qualitative evaluation of an online extensive reading program in German as a foreign language. Designed for advanced learners, it differs from traditional extensive reading programs in two important...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 2006) pp. 42–66
Discussion boards provide an interactive venue where new and future language teachers can reflect, evaluate, solve problems or simply exchange ideas (e.g., Bonk, Hansen, Grabner-Hagen, Lazar, & Mirabelli, 1996; DeWert, Babinski, & Jones, 2003;...
Computer@-mediated@communication: Writing@to@speak without foreign@language@anxiety? (2002) pp. 1–208
This dissertation is based on a research study that investigates the relationship between computer-mediated communication (CMC) and foreign language (FL) anxiety. While all four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) can trigger anxiety,...
Using a social networking site for experiential learning: Appropriating, lurking, modeling and community building
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 188–196
With social networking sites playing an increasingly important role in today's society, educators are exploring how they can be used as a teaching and learning tool. This article reports the findings of a qualitative case study about the integration ...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 19, No. 1 pp. 1–9
While teachers play a central role in capitalizing on the potentials of computer assisted language learning (CALL), CALL teacher education overall still appears not to be adequate and effective (Healey et al., 2011; Hubbard, 2008). Furthermore,...
CALICO Journal Vol. 29, No. 3 (May 2012) pp. 431–448
This study examines the online writing and revision behaviors of university language learners. In small groups, 53 intermediate German students from three classes at three different universities created wiki pages with background information about a ...
Using Computer-Mediated Communication to Establish Social and Supportive Environments in Teacher Education
CALICO Journal Vol. 22, No. 3 (May 2005) pp. 537–566
This article examines social presence in virtual asynchronous learning communities among foreign language teachers. We present the findings of two studies investigating cross-institutional asynchronous forums created to engage participants in online ...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 8, No. 2 (2009) pp. 121–139
This paper focuses on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) among foreign language (FL) graduate students from three universities, who worked together to create a wiki. In order to investigate the nature of CSCL among participants, this...