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Siegel, Joseph; Broadbridge, James – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The linguistic, social, and intercultural benefits of overseas experiences for English as a foreign language (EFL) learners continue to gain attention as the significance of English as a lingua franca proliferates. As the use of English for international communication increases, it is important to examine such interactions from multiple…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Personality traits are believed to affect both learner ability and group dynamics and cohesion. Another central element influencing how individuals perform in group settings stems from their motivation to collaborate. This article explores the relationship between personality traits, motivation for collaboration and participation of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated how learners' ages affect their interpretation of the nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) of teachers and other students in distinguishing between questions and statements in the second language (L2) classroom. After watching 48 short video clips without sound in which three L2 teachers asked a question or made a statement with or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Miyake, Motoko; Takeuchi, Kazuo; Toda, Yuichi – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This study investigated the variations of perspectives of junior high school students who had participated in Smartphone Summit for appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones. Smartphone Summit is an educational project designed to empower junior high school students to advocate appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones among older,…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Student Projects, Learning Activities
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Aoyama, Ikuko; Yanagida, Takuya; Wright, Michelle F. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Bullying can occur with differing levels of visibility (e.g., public or private) and in various contexts (e.g., face-to-face or online). This study examined 474 Japanese middle-school students' emotional responses to public versus private bullying scenarios in face-to-face and digital contexts. After reading four hypothetical bullying vignettes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Bullying, Gender Differences
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Mihara, Kei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Falling asleep in class is a common phenomenon among students in Japanese universities. There are several possible reasons for this: tiredness from daily routine such as commuting, difficulty concentrating in 90-minute classes, or simply a lack of motivation to study. In the English as a foreign language (EFL) classes, university students are…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Motivation, Focus Groups, College Students
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Schwieter, John W.; Ferreira, Aline; Miller, Paul Chamness – Intercultural Education, 2018
English-speaking learners of L2 Spanish who were taking part in a four-week study abroad program in Spain and Japanese-speaking learners of L2 English who were individually studying in year-long abroad experiences participated in the present study. Quantitative and qualitative data from language questionnaires and contact profiles along with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning
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Shinogaya, Keito – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Preparation is an effective and necessary activity; however, most students do not prepare for future lessons. The present study addressed this problem and examined how learners' motives, beliefs, and perceptions affected their strategy use during preparation for future lessons. Participants were 219 Japanese junior high school students who…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The following question has yet to be answered by researchers: when does anxiety have a systematic downward bias on foreign language (FL) reading test scores? The results of the correlation and regression analyses conducted in this study indicate that, at least in the case of university-level English learners in Japan, anxiety-induced bias occurs…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Anxiety
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Sorour, Shaymaa E.; Goda, Kazumasa; Mine, Tsunenori – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine different formats of comment data to predict student performance. Having students write comment data after every lesson can reflect students' learning attitudes, tendencies and learning activities involved with the lesson. In this research, Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) and Probabilistic Latent Semantic…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Information Retrieval, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Kikuchi, Keita – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Twenty Japanese university freshmen majoring in International Studies (N = 4) and Nursing (N = 16) participated in a 10-month project examining changes in their motivation. Using monthly focus group interviews and a 35-item questionnaire, the dynamic systems of various types of learners of English over two semesters were explored. Trajectories of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), College Freshmen, Journal Writing, Qualitative Research
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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
Oda Nuske, Tomoko – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Study abroad is an under-researched domain of language learning. Moreover, most investigations of this phenomenon adopt traditional structuralist approaches, wherein outcomes of study abroad are assessed solely in terms of proficiency gains as measured through conventional exams. The present study builds upon an emerging body of poststructuralist…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Self Concept, English (Second Language)
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