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Tokumoto, Mina; Shibata, Miki – World Englishes, 2011
According to previous studies, Japanese EFL learners who wish to acquire American or British English pronunciation are reluctant to speak their L1-accented English. In view of this tendency, the present study examined the attitudes of Asian learners toward their L1-accented English. University students from Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Pronunciation, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Praver, Max; Rouault, Greg; Eidswick, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Teachers often use peer evaluation as a way to increase opportunities for constructive feedback. However, few studies have investigated student attitudes toward such evaluation. This study examined preferences among Japanese university students (N = 86) in an intensive English-language program (intermediate proficiency) toward peer evaluation for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Peer 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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Navarro, Diego; Thornton, Katherine – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
Employing the principles of a contextual approach to learner belief research and applying it to a self-directed learning context at a Japanese university, this longitudinal study investigates the complex interplay between beliefs and actions and its contribution to the development of language learning skills. Through the triangulation of various…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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Yang, Yu-Feng – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This qualitative study aims to understand how English learners interpret shared space in an online multilateral English blogging context and how their interpretations of shared space contribute to their multilateral exchange experience. Twenty-four Asian learners of English from two different universities--one in Japan and one in…
Descriptors: Assignments, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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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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Evans, Betsy E.; Imai, Terumi – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports the results of a survey of 101 Japanese university students' perceptions of different varieties of English using an open-ended questionnaire. Participants indicated their first impressions of varieties of English that they had named. This methodology allows participants themselves to provide the specific varieties as well as the…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Student Attitudes, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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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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Young, Arlene Shorter – Journal of International Students, 2011
Given the receptivity of American colleges to international students, administrators and professors must recognize the diversity such registrants bring to campus in the form of achievement, age, gender, language, and national differences. The purpose of this study was to compare learning style preferences of international first year college…
Descriptors: College Students, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style
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Iida, Yoshio; Oda, Sobei H. – Journal of Education for Business, 2011
Does studying economics discourage students' cooperative mind? Several surveys conducted in the United States have concluded that the answer is yes. The authors conducted a series of economic experiments and questionnaires to consider the question in Japan. The results of the prisoner's dilemma experiment and public goods questionnaires showed no…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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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Kotsopoulou, Anastasia; Hallam, Susan – Educational Studies, 2010
Rating scale questionnaires were administered to 600 students in three age groups, 12-13, 15-16 and 20-21 from Japan, the UK, Greece and the USA. The questionnaires explored the extent of playing music while studying, the kinds of tasks when music was played, the perceived effects of music on studying, the characteristics and types of music played…
Descriptors: Music, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
Poulshock, Joseph – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2010
For this research, learners did extensive graded reading (EGR) with traditional graded readers, and they also interacted with short graded stories in the liberal arts and sciences (LAS). This study describes the purpose and format of the LAS stories used by hundreds of university students and adult learners in Japan. It summarizes the results of…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult 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
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