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Ohashi, Louise – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In Japan, like most English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts, students have few opportunities to use English in daily life, and this limits their ability to develop their language skills. To address this, many teachers provide homework tasks and guide students towards autonomous learning. In an effort to do the latter, a private Facebook group…
Descriptors: Social Networks, English (Second Language), Females, Questionnaires
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Waragai, Ikumi; Kurabayashi, Shuichi; Ohta, Tatsuya; Raindl, Marco; Kiyoki, Yasushi; Tokuda, Hideyuki – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This paper presents another stage in a series of research efforts by the authors to develop an experience-connected mobile language learning environment, bridging formal and informal learning. Building on a study in which the authors tried to connect classroom learning (of German in Japan) with learners' real life experiences abroad by having…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Social Media, Second Language Learning
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Hamada, Mayumi – Research-publishing.net, 2013
Facebook is, in most countries, a very popular Social Network Service (SNS). Since the launch of its service in Japan in 2008, it has been growing rapidly. As a platform for a link to the world, Facebook can also be used effectively for language learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) environments. The purpose of this project was to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction