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Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Foreign Language Annals, 2013
Recent surveys and research on second language (L2)/foreign language acquisition help explain the challenges that postsecondary students in lower-level foreign language (FL) courses may experience. The present study extends this line of research by examining changes in students' affective profiles in a two-year Japanese program (n = 382) at an…
Descriptors: Profiles, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Japanese
Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2009
In upper-level university foreign language (FL) courses, FL and heritage language (HL) students are often merged into the same classroom in a single-track system. This study investigates whether HL background is a critical factor that may prevent instructors from teaching reading effectively in single-track upper-level university courses. This…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction
Kondo-Brown, Kimi, Ed.; Brown, James Dean, Ed.; Tominaga, Waka, Ed. – National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii, 2013
"Practical Assessment Tools for College Japanese" collects 21 peer-reviewed assessment modules that were developed by teachers of Japanese who participated in the Assessments for Japanese Language Instruction Summer Institute at University of Hawai'i at Manoa in summer 2012. Each module presents a practical assessment idea that can be…
Descriptors: Japanese, Language Teachers, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2006
This study investigates how 17 affective factors are related to Japanese second language (L2) reading comprehension and "kanji" knowledge test scores of 43 university students in advanced Japanese courses. Major findings are that: a) reading comprehension ability and "kanji" knowledge have direct associations with…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Ability, Reading Processes
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Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Language Learning, 2006
This study investigates advanced Japanese language learners' abilities to infer unknown "kanji" (Chinese character )words while reading authentic Japanese texts. Data obtained from 42 English L1 students indicate that, first, although they can guess the meanings of unknown "kanji" words in context, they frequently make erroneous guesses or fail to…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, English, Native Speakers
Kondo-Brown, Kimi, Ed.; Saito-Abbott, Yoshiko, Ed.; Satsutani, Shingo, Ed.; Tsutsui, Michio, Ed.; Wehmeyer, Ann, Ed. – National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii, 2013
This volume is a collection of selected refereed papers presented at the Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Spring Conference held at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in March of 2011. It not only covers several important topics on teaching and learning spoken and written Japanese and culture in and beyond classroom settings, but also…
Descriptors: Japanese, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Modern Language Journal, 2005
Using both proficiency tests and self-assessment measures, this study investigated (a) whether 3 subgroups of Japanese heritage language (JHL) learners would demonstrate language behaviors distinctively different from those of traditional Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) learners, and (b) which domains of language use and skills would…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Individual Differences
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Kondo-Brown,Kimi – Foreign Language Annals, 2004
One common procedure for oral performance testing of Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) learners is one-on-one interviewing wherein the interviewer asks questions and the child candidate responds to them. While existing research has focused primarily on outcomes elicited by such procedures, this study examines the processes…
Descriptors: FLES, Elementary Schools, Second Language Programs, Oral Language
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Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Language Testing, 2002
Using FACETS, investigates how judgments of trained teacher raters are biased toward certain types of candidates and certain criteria in assessing Japanese second language writing. Explores the potential for using a modified version of a rating scale for norm-referenced decisions about Japanese second language writing ability. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Japanese, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Rating Scales