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Paul Beaufait

Duolingo - 4 views

  • Target users of the app would be autonomous users with some existing level of motivation or curiosity for language study who are seeking to refresh basic skills
  • The Duolingo app is probably best used as a supplement to other language learning materials that offer more contextualized authentic language use
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    "[T]his review will focus on the iOS iPad version of Duolingo, Apple's 2013 App of the year (Duolingo, 2014) in English (L1) with French as the target language (L2)" (Overview, ¶2).

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Paul Beaufait

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Langwitches Blog - 11 views

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    In this post, Tolisano stipulated, "Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY" (¶1, emphasis in original). She lauded blogging for its affordances facilitating learning through reading, writing, reflecting, and sharing.
Paul Beaufait

Teaching Topics: Jack C. Richards - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 - 5 views

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    This page features a compilation of over twenty videos (YouTube) and related materials (PDFs) on language learning and teaching produced by Jack C. Richards.
Paul Beaufait

CALL4ALL.us World CALL Language Links Library - 4 views

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    "Call4All.us provides links and information related to language learning" (quick Site Overview).
Paul Beaufait

My Languages: Guest Blog Post: Language Learning in Online Classes, Lindsey Wright - 10 views

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    "Lindsey Wright is a keen linguist and she is fascinated with the potential of emerging educational technologies.... In this guest blog post, she considers the advantages and possible barriers to studying languages online.  
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Nik's Learning technology blog - 19 views

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    Excellent collection of comments, idea and applications
Paul Beaufait

ALIS Newsletter - June 2011 - 2 views

  • Test performance data in this study suggest that nonnative varieties of English can be used as listening test input while attitude questionnaire results go counter.
  • These findings support most of the previous research in this area.
  • Until research shows that the use of nonnative English as input is irrelevant to the construct of listening, we may be unable to use such input in testing, especially in high-stakes tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.
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  • As nonnative speech gains recognition among language users and test takers, we hope the attitudes and perceptions toward the use of these varieties of English will change.
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    Abeywickrama, Priyanvada. (2011). The validity of nonnative speaker input in listening comprehension tests. [TESOL] Applied Linguistics Interest Section Newsletter (June 2011).
Paul Beaufait

Lang-8 - Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange | Lang-8 - 10 views

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    A social networking system for learners of various languages seeking correction of their writing by native speakers of those languages, in exchange, return, or pay-forward for correction they provide for peer learners of their own languages.
Maria Perifanou

worldlanguagestech - Wikis, Blogs, Nings to follow - 6 views

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Paul Beaufait

Social Media Workshop « Language Acquisition Resource Center - 8 views

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    Blended participation, 2010.08.09-13 (PDT): "What's happening with blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking?  How can we use the tools our students use to connect, share, and inform in the language classroom?"
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