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A Teacher Development Program On Call Materials Evaluation: Teachers' Knowledge And Attitudes Toward Technology, Corry Caromawati Jan 2016

A Teacher Development Program On Call Materials Evaluation: Teachers' Knowledge And Attitudes Toward Technology, Corry Caromawati

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Teacher Development Programs (TDPs) in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) aim to develop teachers' knowledge as well as positive attitudes toward technology. Previous studies (Liu & Kelinsasser, 2015; Tai, 2015, 2013; Rienities, Brouwer, & Lygo-Baker, 2013; Wong & Benson, 2006; Chao, 2006; Hegelheimer, 2006; Yildirim, 2000) show that teachers develop their CALL technical pedagogical knowledge through participation in CALL TDPs. In addition to the development of their knowledge, teachers also increase their positive attitudes toward technology after CALL TDPs as revealed in previous studies such as Tai (2013); Kessler (2007); Hegelheimer (2006); Meskill, Anthony, Hilliker-VanStrander, Tseng, and You (2006), and Yildirim (2000). Regarding teachers' CALL knowledge, it is believed that ...


The Effects Of Metacognitive Strategy Training On Esl Learners' Self-Directed Use Of Ted Talk Videos For Second Language Listening, Kelsey Gagen-Lanning Jan 2015

The Effects Of Metacognitive Strategy Training On Esl Learners' Self-Directed Use Of Ted Talk Videos For Second Language Listening, Kelsey Gagen-Lanning

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Second language teaching tends to focus more on helping learners develop the productive language skills of speaking and writing (Takaesu, 2013; Vandergrift, 2003), while listening and reading, which are sometimes considered secondary skills, are often left out of the second language classroom even though they are essential skills in comprehending input and aid in the development of learners' productive skills (Takaesu, 2013). One way to address this issue of a lack of focus on listening skills is through self-directed learning with technology. This thesis investigates the effects of metacognitive strategy training on learners' self-directed use of TED Talk videos for ...


Teachers' Attitudes Towards And Uses Of Translanguaging In English Language Classrooms In Iowa, Kavitha A. Nambisan Jan 2014

Teachers' Attitudes Towards And Uses Of Translanguaging In English Language Classrooms In Iowa, Kavitha A. Nambisan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study aims to examine the existing attitudes and practices of translanguaging, the use of the students' native language in the English language classroom, by 19 English language teachers in the state of Iowa. Teachers from both mainstream and dual language programs responded to a survey that collected information regarding the importance that they place on various uses of translanguaging (both by the students and by the teacher), and also information regarding the frequency with which these teachers felt it was practiced in their classrooms. Existing research in the field includes a study conducted by McMillan and Rivers (2011), which ...


Spanish/English Bilinguals' Strategies For Finding Bias In Historical Texts, Theresa A. Orlovsky Jan 2014

Spanish/English Bilinguals' Strategies For Finding Bias In Historical Texts, Theresa A. Orlovsky

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates the literacy resources and strategies Spanish/English bilinguals use to detect bias in a propaganda text. Drawing upon previous work done in history literacy by Schleppegrell, Achugar, and Oteiza (2004), this study presented participants with a propaganda text from Nazi Germany which criticizes Albert Einstein. Without knowing the context of the article, participants responded to discussion questions which investigated whether participants could detect the bias, what literacy strategies the participants used to find the bias, and whether and how the participants perceived differences between reading the text in their first (L1) and second languages (L2). Overall, the ...


Call-Infused Project-Based Learning: A Case Study Of Adult Esl Students Learning Prepositions, Susan Lee Jan 2014

Call-Infused Project-Based Learning: A Case Study Of Adult Esl Students Learning Prepositions, Susan Lee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Project-based learning (PBL) with computers has become a topic of interest, and there has been a call for research to determine whether they facilitate learning and motivate students. This case study examines how English as a second language (ESL) adult learners' proficiency with prepositions was affected by project-based learning with enhanced input, explicit instruction, and production practice using the software program Hot Potatoes. The 14 participants were part of an intermediate ESL class offered by a Midwestern community college in the U.S. The students were divided into three different levels: low, intermediate, and high. The students then were divided ...


The Impact In-Class Activities In An Academic Communication Skills Class For International Teaching Assistants (Itas) Have On Avoiding Miscommunication In An Out-Of-Class Simulated Office Hour, Elizabeth Clare Tremmel Jan 2005

The Impact In-Class Activities In An Academic Communication Skills Class For International Teaching Assistants (Itas) Have On Avoiding Miscommunication In An Out-Of-Class Simulated Office Hour, Elizabeth Clare Tremmel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of Methods For Assessing Authenticity In Computer-Assisted Language Learning And Assessment, Hsin-Min Liu Jan 2005

An Investigation Of Methods For Assessing Authenticity In Computer-Assisted Language Learning And Assessment, Hsin-Min Liu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The lack of an adequate correspondence between language instruction/assessment and real life language use may cause serious problems in learner achievement and the interpretation of their achievement. Learners could fail to cope with real life challenges based on what they have learned and been tested on, and the interpretation of their achievement in learning/testing situations may not reflect what learners can actually achieve in the real world. In order to improve the problem of this mismatch, the present study investigated the notion of authenticity in detail, derived methods for assessing authenticity from multiple perspectives, and tested the methods ...


Field Dependence/ Field Independence: How Do Students Perform In Call-Based Listening Activities?, Mónica Stella Cárdenas-Claros Jan 2005

Field Dependence/ Field Independence: How Do Students Perform In Call-Based Listening Activities?, Mónica Stella Cárdenas-Claros

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Second Language Needs Analysis In The Workplace: A Case Study Of Hispanic Immigrant Manufacturing Workers, Silke Tietjens Wettergren Jan 2005

Second Language Needs Analysis In The Workplace: A Case Study Of Hispanic Immigrant Manufacturing Workers, Silke Tietjens Wettergren

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Where Are The Latinos?: Improving Representation At Metropolitan Community College In South Omaha, Nebraska, Erin Eileen Joy Jan 2005

Where Are The Latinos?: Improving Representation At Metropolitan Community College In South Omaha, Nebraska, Erin Eileen Joy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Mental Verbs "Think" And "Believe" In Authorial Evaluative "That" Statements: A Corpus Study Of Four Academic Disciplines, Brenda Kathlene Daisy Jan 2005

The Mental Verbs "Think" And "Believe" In Authorial Evaluative "That" Statements: A Corpus Study Of Four Academic Disciplines, Brenda Kathlene Daisy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Esl Dialogue Journaling In The Home Environment , Younghwa Choi Jan 2003

Esl Dialogue Journaling In The Home Environment , Younghwa Choi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Integration Of Call In The Esl Classroom: Reconciling Agendas , Faiza Derbel Jan 2002

The Integration Of Call In The Esl Classroom: Reconciling Agendas , Faiza Derbel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Parallel Concordancing: Are There Benefits For Intermediate Learners? , Eric Peter Bodin Jan 2002

Parallel Concordancing: Are There Benefits For Intermediate Learners? , Eric Peter Bodin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Corpus-Based Study Of Direct Speech Quotatives In American English Conversation , Federica Barbieri Jan 2002

A Corpus-Based Study Of Direct Speech Quotatives In American English Conversation , Federica Barbieri

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Quantitative Interaction Analysis Of An Authentic Call Environment: New Dynamic English, Dustin E. Tower Jan 2000

A Quantitative Interaction Analysis Of An Authentic Call Environment: New Dynamic English, Dustin E. Tower

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study describes second language learners' use of interactional options (e.g., a glossary usage) within New Dynamic English, a listening-based computer-assisted language learning (CALL) program produced by DynEd International. The study then elaborates on the students' use of options and how it relates to the students' performances within the program and their second language (L2) learning. Student choices in an interactive multimedia environment and modification of input are discussed. Results from this study, though they conflict with past research, have important implications for future L2 teachers and researchers in second language acquisition (SLA) and CALL. This study was performed ...


Evaluation Of Computer Software For Elementary School Esl Classes , Bruce Peter Arendt Jan 2000

Evaluation Of Computer Software For Elementary School Esl Classes , Bruce Peter Arendt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of The Use Of Modal Verbs In Research Articles By Professionals And Non-Native Speaking Graduate Students, Jenny Marie Hykes Jan 2000

A Comparison Of The Use Of Modal Verbs In Research Articles By Professionals And Non-Native Speaking Graduate Students, Jenny Marie Hykes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Cultural Partners: An Exchange Of Language And Culture Between Adults , Colleen Marie Hovinga Jan 1998

Cultural Partners: An Exchange Of Language And Culture Between Adults , Colleen Marie Hovinga

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Attitudes And Motivation Of Second Language Learners In Kuwait, Basma E. Alshaar Jan 1997

Attitudes And Motivation Of Second Language Learners In Kuwait, Basma E. Alshaar

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined attitudes and motivation of second language learners in Kuwait. A self-report questionnaire was adapted from Gardner's (1985) Attitude and Motivation Test Battery and translated into Arabic, the participants' first language. Several methods were used in dealing with the data collected: descriptive statistics, correlation, and t-test. Scores on each measure were used as separate variables to examine the relationship between any two variables (nine hypotheses). The findings were consistent with those of the other researchers': there are significant correlations between affective variables (attitudes and motivation) and learning a second language. Also, a significant level of English class ...


What Price Freedom: The Story Of A Vietnamese Political Refugee, Stephaney A. Jones-Vo Jan 1997

What Price Freedom: The Story Of A Vietnamese Political Refugee, Stephaney A. Jones-Vo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My husband has often said to me, "I am you and you are me." It is in this spirit that I can only attempt to give voice to his incredible story of "rising up" again. It is in this spirit that I humbly try to commit some memories to paper for posterity in an attempt to give an almost lost voice a sounding board. It is in this spirit that I recognize the voices of all refugees who share a loud, yet unheard voice. It is in this spirit of unity with him that I would like to record his ...


Preparing Esl Undergraduates For Freshman Composition Through Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, And Portfolio Grading: A Course Design Rationale And Case Study, Roberta E. Golliher Jan 1997

Preparing Esl Undergraduates For Freshman Composition Through Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, And Portfolio Grading: A Course Design Rationale And Case Study, Roberta E. Golliher

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This thesis describes and examines an experimental ESL composition course that featured cooperative learning and collaborative writing , a course that also involved thematic sequencing of assignments and portfolio grading of students' individual writing. The course was a revised version of Iowa State University's English 101C (Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English), with the revisions directed toward the attainment of the official course goal of preparing ESL students for the Iowa State First Year Composition Program. The changes in the course enabled 101C students to write assignments modeled on ISU freshman composition assignments--particularly academic and argumentative writing assignments.


A Project In English For Specific Purposes: English For Hispanic Workers At A Bulk Mailing Company, Janese Alane Cerón Jan 1997

A Project In English For Specific Purposes: English For Hispanic Workers At A Bulk Mailing Company, Janese Alane Cerón

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Backgrounds In L1 Literacy And Attitudes Toward Text In An Esol Writing Classroom , Lia Margaret Plakans Jan 1997

Backgrounds In L1 Literacy And Attitudes Toward Text In An Esol Writing Classroom , Lia Margaret Plakans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Development Of Parallel Cloze Tests Using Cohesion, Steven L. Jenkins Jan 1996

Development Of Parallel Cloze Tests Using Cohesion, Steven L. Jenkins

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My thesis is simple: cohesion, the interdependence of textual elements, can be used to build reliable doze tests. Furthermore, reliable doze tests built using cohesion are parallel. This paper seeks to explore those hypotheses, and point out why the issues surrounding them are important. Developing good language tests is difficult. Tests must be both reliable and valid for their interpretations and uses. To be reliable, the potential sources of error in the test itself must be minimized. Reliability is affected by not only the examinee's language ability, but also by test methods, attributes of the test taker not related ...


Rhetoric, Syntax, And Evaluative Styles In The Assessment Of Nonnative Speakers' Texts , Heather Lynne Rudolph Jan 1996

Rhetoric, Syntax, And Evaluative Styles In The Assessment Of Nonnative Speakers' Texts , Heather Lynne Rudolph

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Small Town Immigrant Success Story , Lisa S. Lahtela Jan 1995

A Small Town Immigrant Success Story , Lisa S. Lahtela

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Foreign Language Anxiety And Gender , Mary Gretchen Voorhees Jan 1994

Foreign Language Anxiety And Gender , Mary Gretchen Voorhees

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Redefinition Of The Nativenear-Native Speaker Of English , Hern Yong Teo-Sherrell Jan 1994

Redefinition Of The Nativenear-Native Speaker Of English , Hern Yong Teo-Sherrell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Interaction Of Perception, Production And Spelling On The Vowel Performance Of Esl Students , Philip Norman Bungum Jan 1994

The Interaction Of Perception, Production And Spelling On The Vowel Performance Of Esl Students , Philip Norman Bungum

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.