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Kato, Fumie; Spring, Ryan; Mori, Chikako – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Providing learners of a foreign language with meaningful opportunities for interactions, specifically with native speakers, is especially challenging for instructors. One way to overcome this obstacle is through video-synchronous computer-mediated communication tools such as Skype software. This study reports quantitative and qualitative data from…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Second Language Learning, Videoconferencing
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Mori, Yoshiko; Calder, Toshiko M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
This study investigates the role of motivation and learner variables in bilingual vocabulary development among first language (L1) Japanese students attending hoshuukoo (i.e., supplementary academic schools for Japanese-speaking children) in the United States. One hundred sixteen high school students ages 15-18 from eight hoshuukoo completed…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Japanese, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)