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Mikami, Akihiro – TESOL Journal, 2017
Although many studies state the benefits of extensive reading (ER) for language learning, this practice is not common in language classrooms. Because few studies have investigated the status of ER in second language classrooms, this study looks at past and current ER practice among Japanese students of English as a foreign language (EFL) and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Little, Andrea; Kobayashi, Kaoru – TESOL Journal, 2015
This study investigates vocabulary learning strategy (VLS) preferences of lower and higher proficiency Japanese university science students studying English as a foreign language. The study was conducted over a 9-week period as the participants received supplemental explicit VLS instruction on six strategies. The 38 participants (14 males and 24…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Learning Strategies, Biological Sciences, Preferences
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Gladman, Andrew – TESOL Journal, 2015
This article outlines findings from a study of student perceptions of team teaching. The researcher surveyed students at different times during their first term of study at a private college in Japan where team teaching is applied across the curriculum. Responses were content-analysed and six major categories emerged. Team teaching was seen to…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Student Surveys
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Stillar, Scott – TESOL Journal, 2013
This study discusses a method to promote raising critical consciousness in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom via creative writing activities by having students write journals and/or personal letters from the perspective of individuals from outside groups that have been marginalized or vilified in the students' dominant culture.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Consciousness Raising, Creative Writing, Writing Assignments
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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