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Noguchi, Tomoka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore how students' anxiety about learning English and their perception of their English communicative competence change through participating in a five-day English camp. Eighteen first-year university students majoring in English language and cultures participated in the camp. The participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Owada, Kazuharu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
There are some English verbs that can be used both intransitively and transitively. Verbs such as "break," "close," and "melt" can appear in intransitive active, transitive active, and passive constructions. Although native English speakers know in what kind of context a target verb is used in a certain construction,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Irwin, Bradley – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This case study explores the intricate interaction between students' preferences for written corrective feedback and actual teacher feedback practices in a second year academic EFL writing class in a Japanese university. Specific institutional and instructional details establish the context in which written feedback is being provided. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Preferences, Delivery Systems
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Saito, Akihiro; Smith, Michael E. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Higher education is attracting more participation from an increasingly diverse student body. This diversity invites concerns on effective instructional delivery as the extent of students' engagement in learning now varies widely. Anecdotes on students' "undesirable" dispositions in course participation are not uncommon in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Questionnaires
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Dizon, Gilbert; Tang, Daniel – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
Several researchers have compared the efficacy of digital flashcards (DFs) versus paper flashcards (PFs) to improve L2 vocabulary and have concluded that using DFs is more effective (Azabdaftari & Mozaheb, 2012; Basoglu & Akdemir, 2010; Kiliçkaya & Krajka, 2010). However, these studies did not utilize vocabulary learning strategies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Visual Aids
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Kato, Fumie – Cogent Education, 2016
The Collaborative Learning Project is a language exchange program in which American and Japanese university students have the opportunity to interact with native speakers over the course of a three-week period. This paper reports the outcomes of the Collaborative Learning Project in terms of its effectiveness in fulfilling student expectations and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Formative Evaluation, Questionnaires
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Kotani, Katsunori; Yoshimi, Takehiko; Nanjo, Hiroaki; Isahara, Hitoshi – English Language Teaching, 2016
In order to develop effective teaching methods and computer-assisted language teaching systems for learners of English as a foreign language who need to study the basic linguistic competences for writing, pronunciation, reading, and listening, it is necessary to first investigate which vocabulary and grammar they have or have not yet learned.…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Accuracy, Language Fluency, Linguistic Competence
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Dizon, Gilbert – TESL-EJ, 2016
The Internet has made it possible for teachers to administer online assessments with affordability and ease. However, little is known about Japanese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' attitudes of internet-based tests (IBTs). Therefore, this study aimed to measure the perceptions of IBTs among Japanese English language learners with the…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Cheetham, Catherine; Harper, Alan; Elliott, Melody; Ito, Mika – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This paper describes a pilot study conducted with English as a foreign language (EFL) students at a private university in Japan who used graded readers and the MReader website in class or independently to enhance their English reading skills. Each semester students who read 100,000 words with MReader quizzes passed enter into the "MReader…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Basal Reading
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Uehara, Suwako; Noriega, Edgar Josafat Martinez – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
The availability of user-friendly coding software is increasing, yet teachers might hesitate to use this technology to develop for educational needs. This paper discusses studies related to technology for educational uses and introduces an evaluation application being developed. Through questionnaires by student users and open-ended discussion by…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Coding
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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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Dizon, Gilbert – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
This study examined the efficacy of using Quizlet, a popular online study tool, to develop L2 English vocabulary. A total of 9 Japanese university EFL students participated in the study. The learners studied Coxhead's (2001) academic vocabulary list (AWL) via Quizlet over the course of 10 weeks. Results of the pre- and post-tests revealed that the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Likert Scales, Vocabulary Development
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Tanaka, Makiko; Sanchez, Edward – TESL-EJ, 2016
This study investigated perceptions of a class of 20 first-year Japanese college students on peer questioning in cooperative reading activities. After the instructor gave an hour of interactive explanations of the reading, in which students were encouraged to interact actively with the instructor in interpreting the reading material, students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning
Okada, Tricia; Milliner, Brett; Ogane, Ethel; Leichsenring, Andrew; Imai, Mitsuko; Cote, Travis; McBride, Paul – Online Submission, 2015
English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) refers to the use of English as a contact language between people who have different first languages, including native English speakers (Jenkins, 2014). "ELF is simultaneously the consequence and the principal language medium of globalizing processes" (Jenkins, Cogo, & Dewey, 2011, p. 303). In…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Official Languages, Language Role, Foreign Countries
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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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