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International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

July 2011 Volume 1, Number 3

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Towards a More Naturalistic CALL: Video Gaming and Language Learning

    Phil Benson, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong; Alice Chik, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Recent social and technological developments are placing independent access to the Internet within the reach of more and more foreign language learners, who are increasingly using this access to... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. The Nature of 'Talk' in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication in a Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Context

    Long Nguyen, University of Danang, Vietnam; Cynthia White, Massey University, New Zealand

    This classroom-based research aims to investigate the nature and quality of talk in synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) among Vietnamese tertiary EFL learners. Participants included ... More

    pp. 14-36

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  3. An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Extended Online Thematic Listening Tasks on the Development of Listening Comprehension

    Yu-Chih Sun, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; Wen-Li Chang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan; Fang-Ying Yang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

    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... More

    pp. 37-53

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  4. Online Interaction Between On-Campus and Distance Students: Learners' Perspectives

    Nobue Miwa & Yuping Wang, Griffith University, Australia

    This paper addresses postgraduate students’ perspectives toward online interaction between on-campus and distance students through online collaboration tools such as online discussion boards and... More

    pp. 54-69

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  5. Interactive Learning Between Chinese Students Learning English and English Students Leaning Chinese on the Platform of Wiki

    Bin Zou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China; Dongshuo Wang & Minjie Xing, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

    This research investigates the interaction between English students learning Chinese in the UK and Chinese students learning English in China via a wiki platform. Activity theory and legitimate... More

    pp. 70-85

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  6. Teaching Students to Use Text-Profilers: A Needs-Based Approach to Tertiary Level English Vocabulary Instruction

    Ingrid Barth & Esther Klein-Wohl, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    In this paper the authors suggest that teaching students to use freely available text-profiling software represents an innovative strategy and possible solution to needs of non-native English... More

    pp. 86-98

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