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Language Learning & Technology

September 2004 Volume 8, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Virtual Museums on the Web: El Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio

    Big "C" culture is en essential component of the foreign language classroom in so far as it helps students better understand what is important to native speakers from their cultural perspective.... More

    pp. 3-8

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  2. Language in Action: From Webquests to Virtual Realities

    Robert Godwin-Jones

    English is the lingua franca of the Internet and as a consequence the World Wide Web offers a rich bounty for ESL and EFL teachers and learners. It also represents a vast repository of... More

    pp. 9-14

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  3. Second Language Socialization in a Bilingual Chat Room: Global and Local Considerations

    Wan Shun Eva Lam

    This paper considers how global practices of English on the Internet intersect with local practices of English in the territorial or national sphere in constructing the language experiences of... More

    pp. 44-65

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  4. Second Language Cyber Rhetoric: A Study of Chinese L2 Writers in an Online Usenet Group

    Joel Bloch

    It has been argued that the expectations of traditional L2 writing classroom can be problematic for Chinese students, particularly in the area of argumentation and critical thinking. On the other... More

    pp. 66-82

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  5. The Internet as a Glocal Discourse Environment: A Commentary on "Second Language Socialization in a Bilingual Chat Room" by Wan Shun Eva Lam and "Second Language Cyberhetoric: A Study of Chinese L2 Writers in an Online Usenet Group" by Joel Bloch

    Dimitris Koutsogiannis & Bessie Mitsikopoulou

    The Internet as a worldwide literacy practice environment has created a new situation in communication, providing a new dynamic field for research. On the basis of the two articles under discussion... More

    pp. 83-89

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  6. Supporting Synchronous Distance Language Learning with Desktop Videoconferencing

    Yuping Wang

    This study involves three dimensions: distance language education (DLE) as the context, videoconferencing as the technology, and the provision of synchronous oral and visual interaction in DLE as... More

    pp. 90-121

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  7. Testing L2 Vocabulary Recognition and Recall Using Pictorial and Written Test Items

    Linda Jones

    This article describes two studies that examined the effects of pictorial and written annotations on second language (L2) vocabulary learning from a multimedia environment. In both studies,... More

    pp. 122-143

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