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|Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning
Joan E. Aitken.
For teachers of English, connecting with non-native students can pose significant problems, but communication technologies may offer a viable solution.
Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning provides educators with valuable insight into methods and...
Facebook, Identity, and Deception: Explorations of Online Identity Construction
J. Jacob Jenkins, Patrick J. Dillon.
This project uses the social networking site Facebook to explore notions of personal identity: Its conception, construction, and expression. Students begin the assignment by creating a fictitious Facebook account. Second, students work to create an online identity through this account that is...
“Yeah, There’s an App for That”: Using Mobile Applications in Public Speaking Instruction
Matthew H. Barton, Kevin A. Stein.
To help students: 1) learn to use mobile applications as the basis for speech topic selection; 2) identify new outlets for using technology to acquire information and solve problems; 3) learn to use cloud based information management tools to identify and organize research; 4) explore public speaking...
Instructor Credibility: A Cross-Cultural Examination
Keith E. Dilbeck, Andrés Domínguez, Jon Dornaletexte Ruiz, Martin McMurrich, Mike Allen.
This investigation compares 398 Spanish student and 481 Thai student perceptions of instructor credibility. The findings indicate a unidimensional construct shared in common by both cultures where instructor source credibility constitutes a second order factor that combines the three factors of: (a)...
Web 2.0: The Influence of the Cloud in the 21st Century Classroom
Silvia Giovanardi Byer.
Web 2.0 technologies are changing the way we do things at home, in business, and of course, in teaching a world language. In addition to enhancing your understanding of how cloud-based technologies will strengthen your classroom activities, this article will also provide an example of how you can...
Listening Tests: Pearson’s MyLab in Teaching Communication and Spanish
Joan E. Aitken, Andrew D. Wolvin, Roy M. Berko.
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the use of technology in providing listening tests for the basic communication course. Because of experience with Pearson publishing’s MySpanishLab, the authors developed a series of 16 listening tests through the Pearson MyCommunicationLab for the textbook...
English Language Learners’ Online Science Learning: A Case Study
Fatima E. Terrazas-Arellanes, Carolyn Knox, Carmen Rivas, Emily Walden.
English Learners may struggle when learning science if their cultural and linguistic needs are unmet. The Collaborative Online Projects for English Language Learners in Science project was created to assist English learners’ construction of science knowledge, facilitate academic English acquisition...
Usage-Based Instruction: Enhancing Interpersonal Communication in Foreign Languages
The following case study describes the effort of a small foreign language program at a medium-size private Mid-Western university in which instructors representing several world languages collaborated to undertake a complete modification of traditional textbook-driven curriculum to develop an...
Use of Facebook by Foreign Language Instructors
Nowadays the widespread use of information and communication technologies in every field, especially in education, brings forward the idea of use of them by teachers and students intensively. Although teachers and students are far from each other physically, they communicate thanks to information and...