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Bohyon Chung; Hyun Kyung Miki Bong – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This paper examined whether a younger starting age of formal instruction on a foreign language is beneficial in expanding circle countries. An experimental study was designed to examine to what extent the five varieties of English language teachers are intelligible to Japanese- (JSLs) and Korean-speaking language learners (KSLs), who have…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Kent A. Lee; Hikyoung Lee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This study examines the various needs of new professors at a Korean university, focusing on professional development issues and English language challenges for those required to teach in English due to English-medium instruction (EMI) policies. Through a qualitative analysis of coaching reports, we explored the specific needs of professors in…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Universities, Language of Instruction
Ji Eun Lee; Unkyoung Maeng – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This study explored high school students' perceptions of using AI chatbots in English learning. Specifically, it aimed to gauge the breadth of chatbot utilization and discern perceptions surrounding potential challenges linked to their use. Thirty students from a high school took part in the survey. Data analysis involved frequency, mean and an…
Descriptors: Ethics, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Artificial Intelligence
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Jayeon Lim; Misun Seo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This study examined how Korean EFL learners in different proficiency levels attest contrasts of L2 phonology. To this end, twenty Korean EFL learners in high and low levels of English proficiency produced words with word-final contrasts of /[esh]/ vs. /[esh]i/, /t[esh]/ vs. /t[esh]i/, and /d[ezh]/ vs. /d[ezh]i/. Acoustic analyses of lexical vs.…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sang-Gu Kang – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
Generative AIs such as Google Bard are known to be equipped with techniques and grammatical principles of human language based on a large corpus of text and code that allow them to generate natural-sounding language, and also identify and correct grammatical errors in human-written texts. Still, they are not perfect language generators, and this…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Error Correction, Writing (Composition)
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Kazunari Shimada – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This study explored how the first language (L1) influences discourse marker use in second language (L2) speech. Some studies (e.g., Liu, 2013; Sankoff et al., 1997) have addressed the issue of L1 transfer of discourse markers in L2 speech, suggesting that non-native speakers' L1 use may influence the frequency and usage of English discourse…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Jasuk Kim; Eun-Joo Lee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
Pronunciation plays a crucial role in oral communication within a second language. Recently, the interest in English language learning among elderly adults has led to increased participation of older learners in lifelong education programs in Korea. However, there is a paucity of empirical studies on this specific learner group. This article…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Pronunciation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yoko Suganuma Oi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This study aims to analyse how Japanese first-year university students' writing anxiety in academic writing classes changed over nine months. A total of 102 Japanese first-year university students participated in an academic writing class. Two assessors evaluated the students' compositions, using the same writing assessment rubric. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Academic Language, Anxiety
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Lin Peng; Sang-Gu Kang – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
This article mainly focuses on comparing motivation and anxiety levels in native versus non-native English teacher classes based on survey results from Chinese university students majoring in English. Using a 5-point Likert Scale, the participants responded to 48 close-ended survey items regarding English language learning motivation and anxiety.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Majors (Students)
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Noriko Aotani; Shin'ya Takahashi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
Research on communication strategies (CSs) has been drawing much attention in the area of psycholinguistics and applied linguistics. This study examined if triggering instruction can accelerate the cognitive aspects of CSs transference from L1 to L2. In the first part of the experiment, all participants, twenty-one Japanese university students,…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hyesook Park – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
The present study examines the linguistic features of Korean college students' English writings in terms of their writing quality and genre. Forty-eight Korean college students took part in the study, and their writing samples, comprised of narrative and exposition compositions, were collected to analyze on the basis of fluency and syntactic…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation, Syntax, English (Second Language)
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Wanting Wang – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
This study considered the social emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. It utilized quantitative methods to investigate the L2 self-images (i.e., ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self, and feared L2 self) held by EFL college students in formal online English classes, based on Dörnyei's (2005) L2 Motivational Self System. Meanwhile, this research proved the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept, COVID-19
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Kazunari Shimada – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
This study investigated the effects of explicit and implicit discourse marker (DM) instruction on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' speech. Two different teaching methods were used over seven weeks of online English classes at a university in Japan. Participants were split into two groups, and in the first week, a pre-test comprising…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Satomi Fujii; Makoto Mitsugi; Kaeko Nakamura; Yoshiyasu Ono; Toru Yamagami; Norihiko Takeuchi; Hiroki Ishizuka; Ronald Kibler – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
This article reports on a mixed method study that investigated the differences in Japanese EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' satisfaction toward two different online teaching formats incorporated in universities during the COVID-19 situation: synchronous online courses (n = 324) and asynchronous on-demand courses (n = 323). Applying…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
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Simon Paxton; Tae Yamazaki; Hannah Kunert – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2022
The entrance exams to Japanese universities have long been criticised for creating negative "washback" on English education in high schools in Japan, as teachers have often focused their teaching efforts on teaching grammar to prepare students for these exams rather than helping students to develop competency in spoken English. Many…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, College Entrance Examinations, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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