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Examining the Effectiveness of Extensive Speaking Practice via Voice Blogs in a Foreign Language Learning Context
CALICO Journal Vol. 29, No. 3 (May 2012) pp. 494–506
Educational blogs have drawn the growing interest of researchers and language teachers due to the user-friendly interfaces as well as the powerful archiving features. The purpose of the current study is two-fold: (1) to examine the effectiveness of...
Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 15, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 369–381
The purpose of this study is to highlight the possibilities and challenges that underlie efforts to integrate blogs into teacher-education programs in Taiwan higher education. The participants were 12 pre-service teachers undertaking Master's level...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 323–343
Online templates have the potential to scaffold complex writing processes and to provide information and language prompts for writers. The purpose of this study is threefold. First, for assisting students in their scholarly writing, an online...
Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 2000 (March 2000)
The potential for on-line corpus in language teaching and learning has been the focus of attention on the part of teachers and researchers for some time now. The purpose of this study is to report on an Internet-based concordance approach to...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 88–103
This study uses voice blogs as a platform for an extensive study of language learners' speaking skills. To triangulate the findings, the study collected data by surveying the learners' blogging processes, investigating learning strategies, and...
CALICO Journal Vol. 31, No. 2 (2014) pp. 179–200
The purpose of the study is to investigate how pre-service teachers adopt YouTube technology into their microteaching as part of their assignments. The participants were twelve Taiwanese pre-service teachers in a Teaching English to Speakers of...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 22, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 283–302
The present study investigates the effects of scaffolding and web concordancers on students' proofreading performance. The study addresses the following research questions: (1) How does a concordancer search enhance students' proofreading...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 16, No. 1 (February 2012) pp. 43–61
This study examines how blogs and their interactive and collaborative features help academically-advanced graduate students process academic writing knowledge and make sense of their writer identity. Seven graduate students undertaking Master's...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 3 (2015) pp. 202–219
The present study integrates service learning into English as a Foreign Language (EFL) speaking class using Web 2.0 tools--YouTube and Facebook--as platforms. Fourteen undergraduate students participated in the study. The purpose of the service...
Do Language Proficiency and Lecture Comprehension Matter? OpenCourseWare Lectures for Vocabulary Learning
CALICO Journal Vol. 29, No. 4 (September 2012) pp. 663–678
Open source lectures not only provide knowledge-seekers with convenient ways to obtain knowledge and information, they also serve as potential language learning resources that provide extensive language input and repeated exposure to vocabulary...
It Is More than Knowledge Seeking: Examining the Effects of OpenCourseWare Lectures on Vocabulary Acquisition in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Context
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 26, No. 1 (2013) pp. 1–20
OpenCourseWare (OCW) has received increasing attention over the past few years in higher education. These courses provide appealing opportunities to view classes taught in well-established universities worldwide. The current study aims to examine...
An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Extended Online Thematic Listening Tasks on the Development of Listening Comprehension
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 37–53
This study investigates the effects of employing extended online thematic listening tasks on the development of listening comprehension in an English course focusing on reading and writing skill development. To accomplish this aim, extended online...