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ERIC Number: EJ1046552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
The Role of the Culture of Japanese Students in Acquisition of Academic English: An Ethnographic Study
Mertin, Patricia Anne
Journal of Research in International Education, v13 n3 p190-202 Dec 2014
This ethnographic study examines the role of Japanese students' culture and its effects on the rate of acquisition of academic English. It is based on observation of classes in Japanese schools, both in Japan and Germany, as well as in an international school, together with interviews, questionnaires, student responses and case studies over a period of 6?years. Data collection concentrated on the school, the family and friendships, as well as the different understandings of teaching and learning in Japanese schools and international schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan