Usree Bhattacharya PhD Candidate, BLC Fellows Presentations Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley April 30, 2010

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Article Armstrong, K. & Retterer, O. (2008). Blogging as L2 Writing: A Case Study. AACE Journal, 16(3), 233-251 Comas-Quinn, A., Mardomingo, R. and Valentine, C. (January 2009). ReCALL, 21(1), pp 96-112 Yang, S.-H. (April 2009). Using blogs to enhance critical reflection and community of practice. Educational Technology & Society. Jones, Z. andNuhfer-Halten, B. Wilbur, M. L. andCherry, C. M. (eds) (2006) Uses of blogs in L2 instruction. Languages For Today's World: Dimension 2006 pp. 25-35 Murray, L., Hourigan, T., & Jeanneau, C. (2007). Blog writing integration for academic language learning purposes: Towards an assessment framework. Ibérica, 14, 9- 32. Murray, L. & Hourigan, T. (2008). Blogs for specific purposes: Expressivist or sociocognitivist approach? ReCALL, 20, pp 82-97 Dippold, D. (2009). Peer feedback through blogs: Student and teacher perceptions in an Advanced German class. ReCALL 21, 1 (Jan. 2009), 18-36. de Almeida Soares, D. (2008). Understanding class blogs as a tool for language development. Language Teaching Research: 12: pp. 517-533 Ducate, L. C. & Lomicka, L. L. (2008). Adventures in the blogosphere: from blog readers to blog writers. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(1), 9-28. Quintero, L.M. (2008). Blogging: A way to foster EFL writing. Colomb. Appl. Linguist. J. 10: pp. 7-49 de Izquierdo, B.L. & Reyes, L.E. (Sept. 2009). Effectiveness of Blogging to Practice Reading at a Freshman EFL Program The Reading Matrix: 9(2). Bloch, J. (June 2007). Abdullah’s blogging: A generation 1.5 student enters the blogosphere. Language Learning & Technology Vol.11, No.2, pp. 128-141

Subjects: 16 students enrolled in 4th semester intermediate college-level courses 8 students, diploma level through Open University, UK 43 EFL student teachers in two programs in Taiwan 20 students Spanish I, 28 in elementary Spanish II, 12 intermediate Spanish. Language and Cultural Studies (7), Applied Languages (13), Applied Languages and Computing (3), and Erasmus students (9) Language students at a 3rd Level Institution 2nd year students at a UK university 9 pre-intermediate students in Brazil (20) 3rd semester German and (9) 4th semester French students 17 EFL students in Columbia 119 female and male undergraduate 1st year students between 17 and 22 at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela 1 Somali student, postadmission L2 composition class in the US

Target Language Spanish course Spanish EFL Spanish

Modern Foreign Language courses (EFL, Irish, French, Spanish & German) Modern foreign languages German

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German & French

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EFL (teacher training) EFL



Usree Bhattacharya PhD Candidate, BLC Fellows Presentations Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley April 30, 2010 13. Rezaee, A.A. & Oladi, S. (2008). The Effect of Blogging on Language Learners’ Improvement in Social Interactions and Writing Proficiency. Iranian Journal of Language Studies: 2(1), p. 73 14. Alm, A. (2009). Blogs as protected spaces for language learners. In Same places, different spaces. Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. 15. 16. Mynard, J. (2007a). A blog as a tool for reflection for English language learners. Professional Teaching Articles 24(2). Liou, H.-C. & Peng, Z.-Y. (September 2009). Training effects on computer-mediated peer review. System: 37(3), pp. 514-525 Fellner, T. & Apple, M. (2006). Developing writing fluency and lexical complexity with blogs. JALT CALL Journal, 2(1), pp. 15–26 Elola, I. & Oskoz, A. Blogging: Fostering Intercultural Competence Development in Foreign Language and Study Abroad Contexts. Foreign Language Annals: 41(3), pp. 454 - 477 Lee, L. (2009). Promoting intercultural exchanges with blogs and podcasting: a study of Spanish–American telecollaboration. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 22(5), 425443

60 students at the University of Tehran, Iran 29 students of an intermediate German language at the University of Otago, NZ 26 female Japanese students during study abroad in the UK 13 freshman in a public university in Asia. Native speakers of Mandarin– Chinese. 21 CALL–based intensive program at a private university in Japan Study abroad and at home students (in Spain and the United States). Spanish and American students.







Spanish & EFL


English and Spanish.

Additional References: Bartlett-Bragg, A. (2003). Blogging to learn. Knowledge Tree e-journal. Campbell, A. P. (2003). Weblogs for Use with ESL Classes. The Internet TESL Journal, IX (2) Duffy, P. D. & Bruns, A. (2006). The Use of Blogs, Wikis and RSS in Education: A Conversation of Possibilities. In: Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006, 26 Sep. 2006, Brisbane. Goodwin-Jones, R. (2003). Emerging Technologies: Blogs and Wikis: Environments for on-line collaboration. Language Learning & Technology: 7(2), May 2003, pp. 12-16 Pennington, M. (2005). The impact of the computer writing in second language writing. In: Kroll, B. Exploring the dynamics of second language writing. Cambridge University Press. Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Corwin Press