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Ueno, Junko – TESL-EJ, 2019
There is a common belief that one could quickly improve their second language proficiency once they reside in the country where the target language is spoken, because they have opportunities to use it constantly in an immersion environment. However, scholars have argued that it may be up to the individual student whether she could effectively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nuttall, Lee – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This report discusses why Japan continues to struggle with and appears on the surface to be reluctant to embrace the English language as a medium to conduct business and indeed tourism as opposed to their South East Asian neighbours. The topics covered were the historical context of Japan's isolationist policy, Japan's educational system, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Ueda, Edilson Shindi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the first experiences (activities, attitudes and inclinations) of an undergraduate student team with eco-design activities. Design/methodology/approach: Undergraduate students of an industrial design course were invited to participate in the design project. The activities of students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teamwork, Design, Ecology
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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This case study explored what pre-service teachers learned through authentic experiences of English teaching for primary students, drawing upon the concept of a Community of Practice. A total of 21 pre-service teachers engaged in the training project--including planning, preparing, and teaching lessons--and wrote reflection papers after thinking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Interviews
Oda Nuske, Tomoko – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Study abroad is an under-researched domain of language learning. Moreover, most investigations of this phenomenon adopt traditional structuralist approaches, wherein outcomes of study abroad are assessed solely in terms of proficiency gains as measured through conventional exams. The present study builds upon an emerging body of poststructuralist…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Self Concept, English (Second Language)
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Irwin, Bradley – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This case study explores the intricate interaction between students' preferences for written corrective feedback and actual teacher feedback practices in a second year academic EFL writing class in a Japanese university. Specific institutional and instructional details establish the context in which written feedback is being provided. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Preferences, Delivery Systems
Forsythe, Edward M., III – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Japanese university English instructors are increasingly requiring students to use their personal smartphones for activities in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom activities. Because of this, it has been recommended that studies be conducted to ascertain Japanese university students' perceptions of using smartphones in EFL language…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, College Students, Handheld Devices
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Gromik, Nicolas A. – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Sixty-seven Japanese English as a Second Language undergraduate learners completed one smartphone video production per week for 12 weeks, based on a teacher-selected theme. Designed as a case study for this specific context, data from students' oral performances was analyzed on a weekly basis for their use of the Academic Word List (AWL). A…
Descriptors: Word Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alizadeh, Mehrasa; Mehran, Parisa; Koguchi, Ichiro; Takemura, Haruo – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In recent years, there has been a burgeoning interest in Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, especially in educational settings to edutain (i.e. educate and entertain) students and engage them in their learning. This study reports the results of the use of an AR application called BlippAR to augment poster carousel tasks in a blended English…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Visual Aids, Feedback (Response), Qualitative Research
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Moore, Ashley R. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2016
This article presents a case study of an English conversation class organised by a nonpolitical group of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) people in Japan. The primary aims of this study are to explore what kinds of learning needs these students had and to consider more generally how educators can best meet LGBT students' needs. Using…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dan, Nguyen Linh; Mino, Takashi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Since 2000, and especially during the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD 2005-2014), many universities have begun offering educational programmes on sustainability. Over this span, the level and type of diversity among students have only increased. This begs the question: How does university student diversity…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Sustainability, Student Surveys, College Students
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Uehara, Suwako; Noriega, Edgar Josafat Martinez – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The availability of user-friendly coding software is increasing, yet teachers might hesitate to use this technology to develop for educational needs. This paper discusses studies related to technology for educational uses and introduces an evaluation application being developed. Through questionnaires by student users and open-ended discussion by…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Coding
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Mindog, Emily – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study explores, describes and analyzes the utilization of smartphone apps by four Japanese university students to support learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Findings indicate that intermediate language learners use apps to access content and communicate on SNS and are not keen on studying discrete language parts. Participants…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Clothey, Rebecca A. – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2016
This paper looks at an alternative curriculum model for study abroad designed specifically to address some of the needs of non-traditional students enrolled in an online education program. In order to meet the needs of non-traditional students and provide quality international programming for them, it is necessary first to understand their…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Nontraditional Education, Educational Quality, International Education
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