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May 2008 Volume 20, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Listening to the Learner Voice: The Ever Changing Landscape of Technology Use for Language Students

    Grainne Conole

    What does learning in today's technology-enhanced environment mean? Is learning as an activity fundamentally changing as a result of the opportunities offered by new technologies and tools? How are... More

    pp. 124-140

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  2. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of CALL: What Have We Learned in Two Decades of Research?

    Uschi Felix

    This paper presents a comprehensive picture of what has been investigated in terms of CALL effectiveness over the period 1981-2005 throwing light on why this question is still such a difficult one ... More

    pp. 141-161

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  3. Developing Online Multimodal Verbal Communication to Enhance the Writing Process in an Audio-Graphic Conferencing Environment

    Maud Ciekanski & Thierry Chanier

    Over the last decade, most studies in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) have highlighted how online synchronous learning environments implement a new literacy related to multimodal... More

    pp. 162-182

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  4. Virtual Interaction through Video-Web Communication: A Step towards Enriching and Internationalizing Language Learning Programs

    Kristi Jauregi & Emerita Banados

    This paper describes an intercontinental project with the use of interactive tools, both synchronous and asynchronous, which was set up to internationalize academic learning of Spanish language and... More

    pp. 183-207

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  5. Blending Classroom Instruction with Online Homework: A Study of Student Perceptions of Computer-Assisted L2 Learning

    Nuria Sagarra & Gabriela C. Zapata

    This study investigates the impact of an online workbook on the attitudes of 245 second language (L2) Spanish learners toward this pedagogical tool over two consecutive semesters. The treatment... More

    pp. 208-224

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  6. The Effectiveness of Computer-Based Speech Corrective Feedback for Improving Segmental Quality in L2 Dutch

    Ambra Neri, Catia Cucchiarini & Helmer Strik

    Although the success of automatic speech recognition (ASR)-based Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) systems is increasing, little is known about the pedagogical effectiveness of these ... More

    pp. 225-243

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