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Saito, Kazuya; Akiyama, Yuka – Language Learning, 2017
This study examined the impact of video-based conversational interaction on the longitudinal development (one academic semester) of second language production by college-level Japanese English-as-a-foreign-language learners. Students in the experimental group engaged in weekly dyadic conversation exchanges with native speakers in the United States…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, Persuasive Discourse
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Saito, Kazuya – Language Learning, 2013
The current study investigated the impact of recasts together with form-focused instruction (FFI) on the development of second language speech perception and production of English /?/ by Japanese learners. Forty-five learners were randomly assigned to three groups--FFI recasts, FFI only, and Control--and exposed to four hours of communicatively…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Experimental Groups, Pronunciation, Auditory Perception