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Journal Title: ReCALL
Volume/Issue:   21/3
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Developing conversational competence through language awareness and multimodality: The use of DVDs
by María Moreno Jaén, Carmen Pérez Basanta
pp 283-301

Speed bumps for authentic listening material
by Marty Meinardi
pp 302-318

The effect of using an online-based course on the learning of grammar inductively and deductively
by Ali Farhan AbuSeileek
pp 319-336

Discussing course literature online: Analysis of macro speech acts in an asynchronous computer conference
by Riitta Kosunen
pp 337-351

New competencies in a new era? Examining the impact of a teacher training project
by Melinda Dooly
pp 352-369

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 20.2958