Intensive Language Program: Effects on Japanese High School Students in China

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Title
Intensive Language Program: Effects on Japanese High School Students in China
Author
氏名 関谷 弘毅
ヨミ セキタニ コウキ
別名 SEKITAN Koki
Subject
Japanese EFL learners in China
intensive language program
learners’ beliefs
motivation
NDC
375.893
Abstract

The present study examined the effect of an intensive language program on the learners’ beliefs and motivations of Japanese high school students placed in another second language environment.Fifty-one students at Shanghai Japanese High School participated in a four-day intensive language camp in Shanghai, China, during which they were required to stay at a dormitory on campus and attend English and Chinese lessons during the daytime and cultural exchange events at night. A questionnaire was administered before and after the camp took place to measure “Importance of
Grammar,” “Relation,” “Risk Taking,” and “Reflection-Impulsivity.” The results show that through the experience of an intensive language program, the students (a) became more conscious of grammar and tried to use English more accurately, and (b) became less likely to be passively motivated
by the temptation of other

Journal Title
広島女学院大学大学院言語文化論叢
Issue
21
Spage
1
Epage
10
Published Date
2018.3
Publisher
広島女学院大学大学院言語文化研究科
ISSN
1344-0152
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
Set
hju