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Teo, Timothy; Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Modern Language Journal, 2019
In light of popular nationalism on the rise in China and Japan, this inquiry develops and validates a survey instrument to document university students' motivation to learn Japanese in mainland China and explore how the learning of a foreign language may lead to better cross-cultural understanding. A total number of 398 Chinese learners of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Japanese
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Fukuda, Steve T.; Sakata, Hiroshi; Pope, Christopher J. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Universities in the EFL context aim to foster graduates who can use English in the workplace. Regardless, university students' insufficient amount of out-of-class study time is a major issue. This problem may stem from learners' lack of learning skills, low levels of learning motivation, and high levels of academic procrastination. Self-coaching…
Descriptors: Universities, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pigott, Julian – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper examines how fleeting experiences exert a disproportionately powerful effect on the language learning motivation and behavior of university students. A thematic analysis of interview data is used to show how "significant incidents" have two principal consequences. The first, "anagnorisis," is an immediate, revelatory…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, College Students
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Sasaki, Miyuki; Kozaki, Yoko; Ross, Steven J. – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This study explores the effects of various motivational variables operating within 44 English classes on 1-year-long gains in the English reading proficiency of 1,149 Japanese university students. The study adds new knowledge to the recent outcomes of second language (L2) motivational studies in 3 major ways. First, the explanatory variables…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Green, Kieran; Fujita, Junichi – English Language Teaching, 2016
Here is documented investigation to assess the motivational drivers of a group of Japanese, first-year, dental-university students taking part in compulsory EFL classes and to compare those motivational drivers with an investigation into the motivational drivers of a group of Japanese IT students. There was a clear difference between extrinsic and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Davies, Renaud Jonathan – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This study explores the role voice microblogging-based activities play in developing learners' spoken production skills. The study involved 33 low-intermediate level university students majoring in English at a private university in Japan. The voice microblogging application used in the study was Bubbly, a cross-platform social networking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Stroud, Robert – Research-publishing.net, 2014
Ensuring that students are "engaged" in learning is a key concern for instructors across many fields. With regards to vocabulary in language learning, teachers should provide students with tasks which promote high levels of motivation and resultant engagement. The recent trend of online systems which have dynamic, collaborative, and even…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Yomo, Minoru; Uni, Kazuhito; Moore, Danièle; Kiyose, Takashi – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Recently, the use of children's picture books to teach English has been increasing in Japan. An advantage of these books is the high proportion of basic vocabulary they include. Can picture books also be useful for teaching Japanese students Italian and increasing their motivation? The present study analyses the effectiveness of employing a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Picture Books, Childrens Literature
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Mizumoto, Atsushi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Researchers, especially in the field of educational psychology, have argued that self-efficacy plays an important role in self-regulated learning. As such, teaching of self-regulated learning often focuses on enhancing self-efficacy. However, few studies have examined how the process of self-regulated learning might lead to the enhancement of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy
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Kirchhoff, Cheryl – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2013
Among foreign language educators interest in extensive reading is growing along with questions about learner motivation to read. Maintaining learner motivation over long periods of time is influenced by many variables suggesting that multiple means of stimulating motivation is needed. The psychological theory of flow has been suggested to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Motivation
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Kondo, Mutsumi; Ishikawa, Yasushige; Smith, Craig; Sakamoto, Kishio; Shimomura, Hidenori; Wada, Norihisa – ReCALL, 2012
This paper reports a project in which researchers at universities in Japan explored the use of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) practices by developing a learning module intended to help improve students' scores on the TOEIC Listening and Reading Tests. MALL practices are currently being developed at universities in Japan because almost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Teaching Methods, Informal Education
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Sampson, Richard – Language Teaching Research, 2012
This article presents an overview of action research conducted in an EFL university context, regarding primarily the relationship between individual possible self-images, socially constructed possible self-images, and language-learning motivation. The study used three cycles of action research over the course of one 15-week university semester,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, College Students
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)
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Murphey, Tim; Falout, Joseph – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2010
Results from research about language learners can be strengthened by including the learners themselves in the data analysis, and inviting them to check researcher interpretations to confirm the validity of the data, to search for alternative interpretations, and to delve deeper into their beliefs. Using critical participatory looping (CPL), the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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