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Gender and Academic Performance in English Communication Courses
July 2007
A Case Study Of A Japanese Learner In The UK
September 2007
Course Blogs for Overseas Study Preparation: A Survey of Student Opinions
September 2007
An Emerging Japanese English
February 2009
Observations on One Japanese University's General English Program
December 2013
Incentivization and In-class Participation in the Japanese University English Language Classroom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Course Blogs for Overseas Study Preparation: A Survey of Student Opinions

Sept, 2007

By

Philip Beech, (MA Asian History, Dip. TEFLA)

Assistant Professor

&

John C. Westby, (Bachelor of Arts, Doctor of Jurisprudence)

Associate Professor

In answer to the question "I work harder when I use computers to study English" the figures suggest the students have not fully adopted the idea of student-centered learning and learner autonomy with a majority responding that they feel they study with less application when using CALL.

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Fig 3.

In answer to the question "I look forward to my kaigaikenshu class every week" the figures are rather disappointing with only 29% returning a quantifiably positive response.

Figure 4

Fig 4.

In answer to the question "Teachers are able to give us more individual help when we use computers" the response was overwhelmingly negative.

Figure 5

Fig 5.

In answer to the question "I feel less stress using computers to study English than a normal English lesson" the response was overwhelmingly positive.

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Fig 6.

In answer to the question "There should be a mix of computer and other methods of studying English" the response was overwhelmingly positive.

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Fig 7.

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