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Fritz, Erik; Murao, Junko – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This case study examines the goals of 13 Japanese graduate students who studied abroad, and situates those goals in the larger context of Japanese society. The study abroad objectives of the Japanese government and some Japanese universities are compared and problematised. The authors conducted three interviews of each study abroad participant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Educational Objectives, Student Attitudes
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Sugita-McEown, Maya; McEown, Kristopher – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The current study had two objectives: (a) to quantitatively investigate whether Japanese language learners of English have inclusive second language (L2) self-related motivations, and how inclusive L2 self-related motivations contribute to English learning effort and self-rated English ability, and (b) to qualitatively examine how Japanese…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bradford, Annette – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The number of universities offering English-medium instruction (EMI) is growing in Japan. Yet, academic programmes taught in English have not reached their full potential. One powerful barrier to the improvement of these programmes is a misperception that English language proficiency is the defining factor for success. After outlining the growth…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), College Faculty, Language Proficiency