In an article summarizing software used in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) environments, Healey (1999) proposes the use of the simulation game SimCity to teach reading to English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. However, she does not elaborate upon this or give any substantive evidence of support. Some research supports Healey's view by… (More)
1 CALICO Journal, 24 (1), p-p xx-xx. ABSTRACT Current approaches to language pedagogy recognize the fact that ESL learners need explicit help to improve the grammatical accuracy of their writing. This research investigates the utility of an online resource intended to improve advanced level ESL learners' writing by increasing their grammatical awareness and… (More)
English language learners are frequently unable to benefit from the prevailing process-writing approaches due to a lack of grammar and vocabulary knowledge relevant to academic writing. This paper describes how the need for explicit grammar instruction as part of preparing students to write can be addressed by using a collection of learner texts and… (More)
The effects of pausing on comprehensibility" (2015).