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ERIC Number: ED368181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for the Independent E.F.L. Learner in Japan.
Ryan, Stephen M.
A Japanese university course in English as a Second Language is described. The course focuses on developing students' independent learning skills. It consists of a series of learning modules, each focusing on a particular learning resource available to anyone in Japan. The resources recommended for independent acquisition of different language skills, categorized here by skill area (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) include publications, group and individual activities, travel, organizations, and techniques for creating or maximizing language practice opportunities. Each instructional module provides information on a different kind of resource, including information on locating it and arranging for delivery of or access to it. Students are also guided through an exercise in using the resource and taught criteria (interest, intelligibility, and feasibility) for selecting resources for themselves. Each student is required to keep a diary of occasions on which he has used an English learning resource. Students are encouraged to use their imagination and draw on experience. It is suggested that the course is successful in sensitizing students to learning opportunities. (Contains 9 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan