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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated how English learners at a university in Japan perceive connections with students in the US through an educational social network platform, called Edmodo. The instructor of English at the Japanese university cooperated with a Japanese language instructor at an American university and they incorporated Edmodo into their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians, North Americans
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
Leichsenring, Andrew; McBride, Paul; Ogane, Ethel; Milliner, Brett – Online Submission, 2015
The Center for English as a Lingua Franca (CELF), an initiative of a private university in Tokyo, was founded with serious consideration given to the pedagogical implications of the widespread use of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Such deliberation is not yet prevalent among academics and practitioners who should be most affected by ELF…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Language Role, English (Second Language), Educational Change
Okada, Tricia; Milliner, Brett; Ogane, Ethel; Leichsenring, Andrew; Imai, Mitsuko; Cote, Travis; McBride, Paul – Online Submission, 2015
English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) refers to the use of English as a contact language between people who have different first languages, including native English speakers (Jenkins, 2014). "ELF is simultaneously the consequence and the principal language medium of globalizing processes" (Jenkins, Cogo, & Dewey, 2011, p. 303). In…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Official Languages, Language Role, Foreign Countries
Miyaji, Isao – Online Submission, 2011
In cases where e-learning is used mainly outside the class, a lecture is given by lecture slide and a small test is given at the end of the class. Students fill out a problem in a structured notebook by viewing lecture slide materials in the e-learning after a lecture. In cases where e-learning is used during school hours, the outline of class on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Reading Improvement, Foreign Countries
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
Paik, Chie Matsuzawa; Anzai, Shinobu; Zimmerman, Erica – Online Submission, 2011
With study abroad becoming an integral part of the American higher-education curriculum, home-institution instructors face the challenge of understanding the type and content of learning taking place abroad. We report on a study conducted at a service academy on the U.S. East Coast to examine American college students' cultural learning in the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Students, Asian Culture, Cultural Awareness
Leichsenring, Andrew – Online Submission, 2010
Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety is an educational phenomenon that has gained growing attention among researchers over the past three decades. It is a form of anxiety that can be debilitating and arises from various sources. This research examined foreign language classroom-based anxiety experiences of two adult Japanese English language…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Anxiety, English (Second Language)