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Knight, Tim – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper explains how the mobile app and computer software Moxtra has augmented presentation and oral communication classes at the university level. Even the free version of Moxtra allows students to compile a digital portfolio of presentation and storytelling work, involving voice and visuals, to which both the teacher and fellow students have…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Software, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gobel, Peter; Kano, Makimi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
PeerEval is a mobile app created for evaluating student presentations. This paper covers the rationale for creating such an app, the features of the app, and the benefits for both teachers and students. The details and initial findings of ongoing research into the efficacy of PeerEval will be briefly discussed. [For the complete proceedings, see…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs
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Nyitray, Vivian-Lee – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
When preparing students for study abroad, understanding the religious dimension of the target country/culture is generally viewed as essential for cultural competency training. What is generally left unexamined is the civil religious culture that might be operative. This essay first provides an introduction to the concept as it was introduced by…
Descriptors: Religion, Coping, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Freiermuth, Mark R. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this project, 10 female Japanese students in the "Advanced Interpersonal Communication" course at a Japanese university used smartphone technology and a downloaded application to search for containers (called caches or geocaches) that had been hidden near the university campus by their instructor. The instructor placed different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Enokida, Kazumichi; Sakaue, Tatsuya; Morita, Mitsuhiro; Kida, Shusaku; Ohnishi, Akio – Research-publishing.net, 2017
In this paper, the development of a web application for self-access English vocabulary courses at a national university in Japan will be reported upon. Whilst the basic concepts are inherited from an old Flash-based online vocabulary learning system that had been long used at the university, the new HTML5-based app comes with several new features…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Mehran, Parisa; Alizadeh, Mehrasa; Koguchi, Ichiro; Takemura, Haruo – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the iterative stages involved in designing and developing a blended course of English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) at Osaka University. First, the basic Successive Approximation Model (SAM 1) is introduced as the guiding instructional design model upon which the course was created. Afterward, the stages of design and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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Zeff, B. Bricklin – English Teaching Forum, 2016
As a language teacher, Bricklin Zeff has long realized that knowing the words of a language is only part of speaking it. Knowing how to interpret a communicative act is equally important, and it needs to be taught explicitly. Therefore, he makes this learning a regular part of the class experience. Greetings are one of the few speech acts that…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Mori, Rie – Liberal Education, 2016
Liberal education has been a target of political discourse in many countries, and Japan is no exception. In Japanese higher education, there are three types of institutions: national public, local public, and private. In June 2015, Japan's minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura, called upon the country's national universities to take…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education, Humanities
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Pinner, Richard – Language Teaching Research, 2016
In this article I outline how and why I have established a self-assessment system for class participation scores in an English-speaking skills course at a Japanese university. I explain how my experience with one particular student, who personally admitted to having abused the system, led me to realize that elements from Yin and Yang have been…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Learning Experience, Student Evaluation, Scores
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Reid, James; Gilardi, Filippo – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper describes an innovative project-based learning framework theoretically based on the ideas of Transmedia Storytelling, Participatory Cultures and Multiple intelligences that can be integrated into the f?lipped classroom method, and practically addressed using Content- Based Instruction (CBI) and Project-Based Learning (PBL) approaches.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Projects, Active Learning, Integrated Curriculum
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Sakurai, Nobuko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
The paper "The influence of translation on reading amount, proficiency, and speed in extensive reading" (Sakurai, 2015) outlined the first six years of the official English education system and policy in Japan. It then discussed the efficacy of extensive reading (ER) followed by a distinction between reading and translation. Previous…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Translation, Reading Fluency, Reading Rate
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Brine, John; Kaneko, Emiko; Heo, Younghyon; Vazhenin, Alexander; Bateson, Gordon – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In 2014, the University of Aizu was accepted for participation in Japan's national TOP Global University (TGU) initiative. In this paper, we describe our use of video interviewing to prepare Japanese students for our Global Experience Gateway study abroad TGU project. Our university specializes in computer science education at undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Carlson, Gordon D. – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2015
Teaching a class of mixed EFL/ESL levels can be problematic for both instructors and students. The disparate levels of ability often mean that some students are not challenged enough while others struggle to keep pace. Drawing on experience in the university classroom in Japan, this practice promotes good preparation, self-reliance, inclusiveness,…
Descriptors: Student Participation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Tanaka, Hiroya; Yonesaka, Suzanne M.; Ueno, Yukie – The EUROCALL Review, 2015
Vocabulary is an area that requires foreign language learners to work independently and continuously both in and out of class. In the Japanese EFL setting, for example, more than 97% of the population experiences approximately six years of English education at secondary school during which time they are required to learn approximately 3,000 words…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Educational Technology, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Fujiwara, Satoko – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay is part of a collection of short essays solicited from authors around the globe who teach religion courses at the college level (not for professional religious training). They are published together with an introduction in "Teaching Theology and Religion" 18:3 (July 2015). The authors were asked to provide a brief overview of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Educational Objectives, College Faculty
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