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International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

October 2014 Volume 4, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. In-Game Culture Affects Learners' Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games

    Julie Bytheway, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    Millions of language learners use commercial off-the-shelf computer games as informal learning contexts. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are rich meaningful vocabulary... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Using Mobile Technologies with Young Language Learners to Support and Promote Oral Language Production

    Martine Pellerin, Department of Education, University of Alberta Campus Saint-Jean, Edmonton, Canada

    The paper examines how the use of mobile technologies such as tablets and handheld MP3 players can support and promote oral language production among young language learners. It explores how the... More

    pp. 14-28

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  3. Developing Language Awareness in Primary School Children with Multilingual Virtual Talking Books: First Results of the Pilot Study

    Viviane Lohe & Daniela Elsner, Department of English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

    This paper introduces the software application MuViT (Multilingual Virtual Talking Books) which was developed within an EU funded Comenius project between 2011 and 2013. MuViT contains digital... More

    pp. 29-45

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  4. Technology-Mediated L2 Strategy Instruction and Its Potential to Enhance Evaluation and Research

    Jim Ranalli, TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

    This paper discusses the potential of technology-mediated forms of L2 strategy instruction (SI) to not only facilitate SI but to enhance evaluation of SI interventions and L2 strategy research more... More

    pp. 46-58

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  5. The Role of Teachers and Their Beliefs in Implementing Technology-Mediated Language Learning: Implications for Teacher Development and Research

    Geoff Lawrence, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto, Canada

    This article will discuss the crucial role of the language teacher and their beliefs in realizing the potential that rapidly evolving technology-mediated tools offer second/additional language... More

    pp. 59-75

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  6. Constructing a Data-Driven Learning Tool with Recycled Learner Data

    Trude Heift, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada; Catherine Caws, French Department, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

    This paper discusses a data-driven learning (DDL) tool, which consists of a learner corpus for L2 learners of German. The learner corpus, in addition to submissions from ongoing current users, has ... More

    pp. 76-89

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