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Thomas, Simon; Toland, Sean H. – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
The provision of supplemental educational and instructional content in podcast form is becoming increasingly widespread in first language education. However, amongst second language students in Japan the lack of literature illustrates podcast use has been limited. Imitating podcasts, educational and instructional materials in audio form were…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Adamson, John; Coulson, David – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2015
We investigate translanguaging (i.e. the co-use of first and second languages) in a Content and Language Integrated Learning course, as a pragmatic means to promote the skill of young university students in extended critical academic writing. We aimed to prepare new undergraduate students (n = 180) for courses where partial English-medium…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bjork, Christopher – Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Since the collapse of the economic bubble, Japanese schools have been challenged to respond to extensive changes in the students and communities they serve. As a result, research on the education system published only a few years ago may not accurately capture current conditions in the schools. This is especially true in the area of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidance Programs, Ethnography, Student Attitudes
Lukaš, Mirko; Samardžic, Darko – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this paper is to provide an objective overview of the impact of teacher salaries on the educational achievements of students. It is often debated about teacher salaries and improvement or jeopardizing their standard, but educational consequences that may ensue as a result of these intentions are rarely addressed. Teacher's role in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Academic Achievement, Teacher Salaries, Foreign Countries
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Nelson, Mark Evan; Johnson, Neil H. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
In this article, we describe a programme of qualitative research and interpretive analysis around an approach to foreign language pedagogy that aimed to develop learners' symbolic competence through experience with and examination of the signs in acts of communication. Learners were presented with the problem of visually representing the abstract…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Creative Thinking, Semiotics
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Fryer, Luke K.; Ozono, Shuichi; Carter, Peter; Nakao, Kaori; Anderson, Charles J. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
In numerous Asian-Pacific tertiary contexts--students' chosen department not-with-standing-- second-language study is a requirement for both entry level and graduation. A practice by which Second Language motivation research could benefit from First Language procedures is to acknowledge instrumentality in such nonelective classes. Instrumental…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Required Courses, Second Language Instruction, College Freshmen
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Gamble, Craig; Wilkins, Michael – Dimension, 2014
This research provides insight into Japanese students' perceptions and attitudes of participating in activities through Facebook for language learning. In addition, the authors discuss the overall implications of and potential uses for Facebook in the field of second language learning and teaching. Ninety-seven students from three private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ito, Hiroshi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
It is now widely recognized that assessment and the feedback play key roles in the learning process. However, assessment-based learning approaches are not yet commonly practiced in Japan. This paper provides an example of an assessment-based approach to teaching and learning employed for a course entitled "English as an International…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Minkang; Chang, Heesun – Journal of Moral Education, 2014
Prejudice against another nation or culture is often perceived as a major hindrance to world peace. This paper will report on the early emergence of such prejudices, identified in eight-year-old primary school children in Korea. The research, conducted in June 2012, investigated Korean children's reactions to the Japanese tsunami of 2011. A…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Peace, Elementary School Students
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Suzuki, Chizuko; Ishida, Kenichi; Yoshihara, Shota; Schultheis, Klaudia; Riedhammer, Barbara – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This study evaluates an international collaborative project developed and practiced on the internet, as a form of SNS, focusing on how much university students from six countries worldwide participated in the project, from the viewpoint of the participants' contribution to the forum discussion of their own group's topic on education. The 66…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Kamimura, Taeko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Effective use of outside source texts is one of the key components of successful academic writing. This study aims at clarifying Japanese university EFL students' citation behaviors in producing argumentative writing. Twenty-six Japanese university EFL students wrote an argumentative essay. Their essays were analyzed quantitatively by six…
Descriptors: Citations (References), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese
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Jafari, Sakineh; Ketabi, Saeed – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
With the shift in language teaching towards a more learner-centered approach, there is now an emphasis on considering learners' views on what goes on in the classroom. Involving learners in selecting and evaluating classroom activities as well as listening to their voices and preferences can be helpful for teachers in planning lesson and designing…
Descriptors: College Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Ito, Yoko; Izumi-Taylor, Satomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in perspectives of fathering among American, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish in-service and pre-service early childhood teachers. The participants in the quantitative survey consisted of 67 American in-service and 277 pre-service teachers, 118 Chinese in-service and 163…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Teacher Attitudes
Imai, Yoshiro; Imai, Masatoshi; Moritoh, Yoshio – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper presents trial evaluation of a visual computer simulator in 2009-2011, which has been developed to play some roles of both instruction facility and learning tool simultaneously. And it illustrates an example of Computer Architecture education for University students and usage of e-Learning tool for Assembly Programming in order to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Programming
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