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Language Learning & Technology

2016 Volume 20, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Emerging Technologies Integrating Technology into Study Abroad

    Robert Godwin-Jones

    "Ready access to travel and to technology-enhanced social networking (e.g., Facebook or Skype) has changed the nature of study abroad to the point where today's experiences are fundamentally... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Irish in a 3D World: Engaging Primary School Children

    Gene Dalton & Ann Devitt

    While the majority of people in Ireland speak English as a first language, the minority Irish language is spoken daily by approximately 3% of the population even though is a compulsory subject in... More

    pp. 21-33

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  3. Becoming Little Scientists: Technologically-Enhanced Project-Based Language Learning

    Melinda Dooly & Randall Sadler

    This article outlines research into innovative language teaching practices that make optimal use of technology and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) for an integrated approach to Project-Based ... More

    pp. 54-78

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  4. Effects of Web-Based Collaborative Writing on Individual L2 Writing Development

    Dawn Bikowski & Ramyadarshanie Vithanage

    This study investigated the effect of repeated in-class web-based collaborative writing tasks on second language writers' (L2) individual writing scores. A pre-test post-test research model was... More

    pp. 79-99

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  5. Type and Amount of Input-Based Practice in CALI: The Revelations of a Triangulated Research Design

    Luis Cerezo

    Research shows that computer-generated corrective feedback can promote second language development, but there is no consensus about which type is the most effective. The scale is tipped in favor of... More

    pp. 100-123

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  6. Language Learning through Social Networks: Perceptions and Reality

    Chin-Hsi Lin, Mark Warschauer & Robert Blake

    Language Learning Social Network Sites (LLSNSs) have attracted millions of users around the world. However, little is known about how people participate in these sites and what they learn from them... More

    pp. 124-147

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  7. The Effects of Item Preview on Video-Based Multiple-Choice Listening Assessments

    Dennis Koyama, Angela Sun & Gary J. Ockey

    Multiple-choice formats remain a popular design for assessing listening comprehension, yet no consensus has been reached on how multiple-choice formats should be employed. Some researchers argue... More

    pp. 148-165

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  8. Twitter-Based EFL Pronunciation Instruction

    José Antonio Mompean & Jonás Fouz-González

    This paper looks at the use of "Twitter" as a language teaching/learning tool. It describes the results of a study aimed at testing "Twitter's" effectiveness for pronunciation... More

    pp. 166-190

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  9. Learning to Express Gratitude in Mandarin Chinese through Web-Based Instruction

    Li Yang

    This study explored the effectiveness of a self-access website as a tool to teach expressions of gratitude to learners of Mandarin Chinese. The web-based instruction included explicit instruction... More

    pp. 191-208

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  10. Concordancers and Dictionaries as Problem-Solving Tools for ESL Academic Writing

    Choongil Yoon

    The present study investigated how 6 Korean ESL graduate students in Canada used a suite of freely available reference resources, consisting of Web-based corpus tools, Google search engines, and... More

    pp. 209-229

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