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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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Jin, Lixian; Cortazzi, Martin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Internationalising higher education (HE) shows tensions between recruiting international students as a means of securing income and meeting their particular educational needs towards practices of caring for their social, psychological, intercultural and educational well-being. This paper briefly outlines the extent of current HE…
Descriptors: Universities, International Education, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication
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Goh, Shu Li – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, the use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Role Playing, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
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Ghazarian, Peter G. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2014
Globalization has driven growth in the market for cross-border students. Mainland China, with a burgeoning economy and the largest national population, has become an important source of cross-border students. This study identifies ideal attraction in mainland China to destinations for cross-border tertiary education, as expressed by ideal first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Global Approach
Imai, Yoshiro; Imai, Masatoshi; Moritoh, Yoshio – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper presents trial evaluation of a visual computer simulator in 2009-2011, which has been developed to play some roles of both instruction facility and learning tool simultaneously. And it illustrates an example of Computer Architecture education for University students and usage of e-Learning tool for Assembly Programming in order to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Programming
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Murakami, Charlotte; Valvona, Christopher; Broudy, Daniel – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2012
One problem common to many Oral Communication (OC) classrooms in universities in Japan and other countries is that English major students often lack the impetus to proactively develop their oral language proficiency. In this paper, we present our investigation into whether regular self-, peer-, and teacher-assessment would promote the use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, Language Proficiency
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Nikoi, Samuel; Armellini, Alejandro – Distance Education, 2012
Success in open educational resources (OER) has been reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA and the Open University in the UK, among others. It is unclear, however, how valuable OER are in learning and teaching. Approaches to OER policy and sustainability are just two other key aspects that remain unresolved across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Open Universities, Educational Resources
Hirose, Hideo – Online Submission, 2011
Teachers often raise a question that whether the lecture questionnaires are necessary or not. In this paper, we first show the recent statistical analysis for the official unsigned questionnaire evaluation results took in our faculty. We have found that: (1) the evaluation scores of lectures by students have been rising up year by year, which…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Course Evaluation
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Gamage, Gayathri Haththotuwa – Babel, 2011
This longitudinal qualitative study investigates how cultural experiences of staying in Japan may affect attitudes and self-directed learning of kanji among learners of Japanese as a foreign language. Six beginner learners pursued semester-long weekly kanji learning sessions and their diachronic behaviours were observed and recorded for attitudes…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Japanese
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Suzuki, Shinobu – Written Communication, 2011
This study examines how Japanese students perceive the qualities of written arguments that were constructed to have different forms. Based on the theoretical dimensions of verbal communication styles that Gudykunst and Ting-Toomey (1988) proposed, the research questions asked whether the respondents would perceive direct arguments to be of higher…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Student Attitudes, Persuasive Discourse, Japanese
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Kerr, Stephen G. – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pursuing initiatives to make the U.S. Uniform CPA Examination more accessible to candidates outside of the United States. At the heart of their plan is a desire to ensure that the U.S.-CPA retains its position as a gold standard in the world of professional accountancy. Over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Foreign Students
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Lee, Joseph J. – TESOL Journal, 2010
Building on the work of Borg (2006), this article reports on a study of Japanese English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of some of the unique characteristics of EFL teachers that distinguish them from teachers of other subjects. The data were collected by means of a questionnaire to which 163 college-level EFL students in Japan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
Littlewood, William – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2010
In developing strategies for increasing learner involvement, a key factor is the extent to which these strategies are compatible with learners' own expectations and preferences. In order to explore this factor, tertiary students in four Asian countries were asked (in an online survey designed on the basis of exploratory interviews) to give their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Mercer, Sarah; Ryan, Stephen – ELT Journal, 2010
This article explores the role of the psychological construct of "implicit theories" or "mindsets" in the context of foreign language learning. It considers psychology-based research of the construct in respect to the EFL context and reports on a small exploratory study using interviews carried out with tertiary-level learners…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Role
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Kikuchi, Keita – Language Teaching Research, 2009
Interview guides and a questionnaire were developed in order to find what factors demotivated students in Japanese high school English classrooms. Five college students who were attending two private universities and one public university shared their views about demotivation in the interviews. Forty-two students at a public university responded…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Measures (Individuals), Vocabulary Development, Grammar Translation Method
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