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CALICO Journal Vol. 10, No. 1 (1992) pp. 23–44
A one-year study is reported that addresses whether and in which way grammatically computer-assisted language learning (CALL) can help English writing instruction in a Taiwanese setting. Results of a CALL courseware intervention with first-year...
CALICO Journal Vol. 11, No. 3 (1994) pp. 47–74
In this paper, an attempt to apply the synthesized results from previous research on theories of actual development of courseware is demonstrated in an interactive videodisc project that aims to promote English-as-a-foreign-language learning at...
Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics 1995 (March 1995)
This paper discusses the assessment of learner strategies in the computer-assisted language learning context. It first reviews empirical studies, including two recent projects that have used the computer to record the interactive process where...
A computerized grammar checker was developed to assist teachers of English as a Second Language in editing student compositions. The first stage of development consisted of an error analysis of 125 writing samples collected from students. The 1,659...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 13, No. 1 (2000) pp. 65–78
Discusses the assessment of learner strategies in the computer assisted language learning context, and the pros and cons. Reviews empirical studies that have used the computer to record the interactive process where second language learners...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 10, No. 5 (1997) pp. 455–78
A study investigated effectiveness of use of World Wide Web texts in a college English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) writing class, finding that the reading comprehension and writing skills of 15 students using the Web-based materials improved more...
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 20, No. 4 (1992) pp. 481–92
A year-long project to develop an automatic English grammar text-analysis for Chinese students in Taiwan to help writing revision processes is described. The project analyzed 135 writing samples, developed an electronic dictionary, and researched...
A discussion of the design of effective instructional materials for English as a Second Language (ESL) focuses on the application of second language learning theories and concepts of instructional design from educational technology to development of ...
CALICO Journal Vol. 14, No. 2 (1997) pp. 81–96
Reviews learner strategy research, strategy instruction, and on-line help in multimedia instructional materials, and reports on a study investigating 20 native Chinese-speaking English language learners' use of computer resource facilities (e.g.,...
CALICO Journal Vol. 9, No. 1 (1991) pp. 57–70
A computer grammar checker is described that evolved from a sample of errors and resulting in a taxonomy of 14 main and 93 subtypes. Using a 1,402-word stem electronic dictionary, an augmented transition network parser, and a set of disambiguating...
The Roles of "Second Life" in a College Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Course in Taiwan, ROC
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 25, No. 4 (2012) pp. 365–382
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece...
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 34, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 270–283
Misuse of English conjunction related to incoherent writing, according to the literature, comes from learners' first language interference, improper mechanical exercises, and misleading lists of connectors in textbooks demonstrated as if mutually...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 231–251
This study investigates the influence of using five web-based practice units on English verb-noun collocations with the design of a web-based Chinese-English bilingual concordancer (keyword retrieval program) on collocation learning. Thirty-two...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 11, No. 3 (October 2007) pp. 64–82
Adult L2 learners are often encouraged to acquire new words through reading in order to promote language proficiency. Yet preparing suitable reading texts is often a challenge for teachers because the chosen texts must have a high percentage of...
The Effects of Computerized Graphic Organizers on Students' Performance in English Reading and Writing Tasks
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 4, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 1–19
The study investigated the effects of the intervention of a computerized graphic organizer (CGO), Inspiration, on a group of EFL college students' performance of English reading-to-write tasks. Students were given two pretests to determine their...
How Wiki-Based Writing Influences College Students’ Collaborative and Individual Composing Products, Processes, and Learners’ Perceptions
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 45–61
Recently, wikis have been claimed to facilitate collaborative-writing projects and bring positive impact on student learning. While most previous exploratory studies conducted in L2 classrooms focused on students’ perceptions and their collaborative ...
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 37, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 514–525
The interactive functions of weblogs facilitate computer-mediated peer reviews for collaborative writing. As limited research has been conducted on examining the training effects of peer reviews on students' peer comments, their revision quality,...
CALICO Journal Vol. 26, No. 1 (September 2008) pp. 28–47
Research articles (RAs) have been recognized as a distinct genre in the English-using discourse community because of their unique writing conventions. Despite the great number of studies on the analysis of the textual or phrasal aspects of abstracts ...
A Study of Web-Based Oral Activities Enhanced by Automatic Speech Recognition for EFL College Learning
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 209–233
Recently, a promising topic in computer-assisted language learning is the application of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology for assisting learners to engage in meaningful speech interactions. Simulated real-life conversation supported by...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 123–142
As various means of computer mediated communication (CMC) have been incorporated within language classrooms over the past two decades, it has become important to critically understand whether, to which extent, and under what contextual factors, a...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 131–152
The phenomenon of overused adjectives by non-native speaking learners (NNS) has been pinpointed by recent research. This study designed five online units for increasing students' awareness of underused specific adjectives for EFL college writing....
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...
The Effects of L1 and L2 e-Glosses on Incidental Vocabulary Learning of Junior High-School English Students
ReCALL Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 80–99
While researchers have examined the effectiveness of various online gloss types on incidental L2 vocabulary learning, little research on online gloss languages has been conducted. Previous attempts which compared the effects of L1 and L2 glosses...
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")...