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Koyama, Nobuko – Applied Language Learning, 2020
This study examined the results of a post-internship survey and a follow-up survey and interviews with 11 undergraduate students from the University of California in Davis, who worked as volunteers in a ten-week unpaid internship in Japan to examine their perceptions of the challenges and gains of working abroad. The results of the post-internship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Internship Programs
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Ulrich, Theresa A.; Tyndorf, Darryl M., Jr. – Applied Language Learning, 2018
In an exploration of methods to advance language acquisition without the inconvenience of participating in an immersion option, the authors discovered research on Free Voluntary Reading (FVR). FVR has made a recent resurgence, especially in the context of language acquisition. Krashen (2004) proposes FVR as the answer to building language…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Second Language Learning, Achievement Gains, Learning Strategies
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Kitajima, Ryu – Applied Language Learning, 2018
The field of L2 pragmatics demonstrates the effect of instructional intervention on the development of L2 learners' pragmatic competence. Nevertheless, effective instruction requires knowledge of pragmatic performances of L2 learners in naturally occurring conversations, in comparison to those of the target community speakers. This study, using a…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication, Pragmatics
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LoCastro, Virginia – Applied Language Learning, 1997
Investigates the extent to which pedagogical intervention can facilitate the development of pragmatic competence in English. First-year Japanese students were tape recorded in group discussions at the beginning and end of a course in which attempts were made to increase their level of awareness of, and expand their ability to use, markers of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Case Studies, College Students, English (Second Language)