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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)
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Pryde, Michael – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
Due to Japanese students' poor record of conversational ability in English in homestay contexts (Pryde, 2014), classroom English language curriculum decisions were reinvestigated in order to better prepare students to participate in study abroad experiences. A genre-based approach was used to teach and reinforce a conversational structure designed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Study Abroad, Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language)
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Pryde, Michael – Foreign Language Annals, 2014
Although the initiation, response, and follow-up (IRF) conversational structure and the initiation, response, evaluation (IRE) structure, commonly termed "triadic dialogue," (Lemke, 1990) have been extensively documented in relation to classroom conversational style, there is little research on their distribution during, and impact on,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Adolescents, Intercultural Communication
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Kouritzin, Sandra G.; Piquemal, Nathalie A.; Renaud, Robert D. – Foreign Language Annals, 2009
In our global economy, it is important to understand all factors influencing successful language learning. A survey of more than 6,000 university students in Canada, Japan, and France revealed differences in language learning beliefs, attitudes, and motivations in the three countries. Learners in Canada and France exhibited primarily instrumental…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Social Capital
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Kamimura, Taeko; Oi, Kyoko – Foreign Language Annals, 2001
Examines how differences in point of view influence the story production of Japanese English-as-a-foreign-language students with different levels of English proficiency. Students wrote two narrative stories based on the same series of pictures, one in the first-person perspective and the other in the third-person perspective. Sample writings were…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Stitsworth, Michael H. – Foreign Language Annals, 1988
Adolescents' responses to California Psychological Inventory before and after one-month homestay in Japan indicated that all had become more flexibile and independent and less conventional. Those students who had either no previous language study or three or four semesters of language study prior to the homestay changed more than those with one or…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Kataoka, Hiroko C. – Foreign Language Annals, 1986
The Televised Japanese Language Program provides long-distance Japanese instruction by recycling videotapes of live classes. This system is an effective and economical means for offering instruction in foreign languages when there is insufficient staff. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, College Students, Distance Education, Educational Television