Language, Learning & Technology

A professional publication covering the use of technology in language teaching and learning. Features issues related to language learning and language teaching integrated with the use of technologies.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, October

A Mobile-Device-Supported Peer-Assisted Learning System for Collaborative Early EFL Reading
Collaborative learning methods which emphasize peer interaction have been widely applied to increase the intensity and effectiveness of EFL reading programs. However, simply grouping students heterogeneously and assigning them group goals does not...
Commentary: The Promise of Digital Scholarship in SLA Research and Language Pedagogy
Although digital scholarship is now well established in academia, there is no consensus about how it should be evaluated for tenure and promotion. Is digital publication acceptable as a way to disseminate research? Is the digital medium appropriate...
Computing the Vocabulary Demands of L2 Reading
Linguistic computing can make two important contributions to second language (L2) reading instruction. One is to resolve longstanding research issues that are based on an insufficiency of data for the researcher, and the other is to resolve related...
Emerging Technologies E-Texts, Mobile Browsing, and Rich Internet Applications
Online reading is evolving beyond the perusal of static documents with Web pages inviting readers to become commentators, collaborators, and critics. The much-ballyhooed Web 2.0 is essentially a transition from online consumer to consumer/producer/participant....
From the Editors
We hope you have had a productive and rejuvenating summer. Our journal received 49 submissions this summer! This kept us all very busy. We are delighted to present Volume 11, Number 3 of Language Learning & Technology, which is a special issue...
From the Special Issue Editor
What is new in reading and technology research? An answer suggested by the contributions in this special issue of Language Learning & Technology is fresh confidence in taking on some of the big questions of second language acquisition. Experimentation...
LiTgloss
INTRODUCTION Reading in a second language (L2) is important for a variety of reasons (see LeLoup & Ponterio, 2000). Reading authentic materials, in particular, allows L2 learners to engage with native speaker content, and ultimately the target...
Michigan State University Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)
CLEAR's mission is to promote the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States. Projects focus on materials development, professional development training, and foreign language research. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT Selected Products...
Reading Authentic EFL Text Using Visualization and Advance Organizers in a Multimedia Learning Environment
The purpose of this experimental study was to compare the effects of different types of computer-generated visuals (static versus animated) and advance organizers (descriptive versus question) in enhancing comprehension and retention of a content-based...
Reading Comprehension Exercises Online: The Effects of Feedback, Proficiency and Interaction
This paper describes an ongoing project to create an online version of a reading programme, a custom-designed English language proficiency course at a university in Japan. Following an interactionist view of second language acquisition, it was hypothesised...
Review of eSpindle Vocabulary & Spelling Program Online
The ability to successfully make sound-to-symbol connections is seen both as a key enabler of functional literacy (Norton, Kovelman, & Petitto, 2007) and as an integral component in reading acquisition (Nag, 2007). Children developing literacy...
Review of le Chandail De Hockey CD-ROM
Le chandail de hockey is an interactive CD-ROM based on a famous Roch Carrier short story and features the animated film Le chandail de hockey (The Hockey Sweater) made by the National Film Board of Canada. The Hockey Sweater tells the story of a young...
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes and improves the teaching and learning of languages, identifies and solves problems related to language and culture, and serves as a resource for information about...
University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
The University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center engages in research and materials development projects and conducts workshops and conferences for language professionals among its many activities. FILIPINO AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE:...
Vocabulary Learning in an Automated Graded Reading Program
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 words...