Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series

New Technologies and Additional Language Learning - Steven L. Thorne, Penn State
Steven L. Thorne, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2006

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 7
This working paper is a review essay in which the author discusses a number of contexts and uses of technologies, generally Internet communication technologies, as they have been and are being used in second and foreign language education environments. Three primary areas of research and pedagogical innovation are addressed, 1) the... Read more

Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education: Approaches, Pedagogy, and Research - Steven L. Thorne, Penn State
Steven L. Thorne, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2005

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 6
This working paper focuses on the use of Internet information and communication tools to support intercultural dialogue, debate, collaborative research, and less structured social interaction between (typically) internationally dispersed groups of learners who are members of different linguistic and cultural groups.

 Internet-mediated Text and Multi-modal Expression in Foreign Language Education - Steven L. Thorne & J. Scott Payne, Penn State
Steven L. Thorne & J. Scott Payne, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2005

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 5
This paper provides a critical review of current trends in the use of technology in second and foreign language education. It also presents a preview that enumerates a number of nascent or near-future possibilities in this area. The authors aspire to provide a synaptic discussion of factors relevant to intermediate and advanced L2... Read more

Computer-mediated Learner Corpus Research and the Data-driven Teaching of L2 Pragmatic Competence: The Case of German Modal Particles - Julie Belz and Nina Vyatkina, Penn State
Julie Belz and Nina Vyatkina, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2005

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 4
The authors report on a three-week pedagogical intervention for the teaching of German modal particles, which draws on the methodologies of contrastive learner corpus analysis and data-driven learning. The intervention was administered in the context of a German-American telecollaborative partnership, an electronically mediated... Read more