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2022 CELESE Language Teaching Symposium


Date: 16 September 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

14:00 – 14:05
Laurence Anthony, CELESE Director

Research Presentations

14:10 – 14:30
The efficacy of using class blogs in post-covid 19 face-to-face English communication classes
Keiko Yuyama

Abstract: This ongoing research investigates how a class blog activity facilitates English communications among first and second year university students in post-Covid Face-to-Face classes. The study suggests that communicating digitally with classmates in the early stage of the semester seems to 1) alleviate students’ anxieties and 2) facilitate speaking activities in Face-to Face classes.

14:35 – 14:55
An example of mixed methods research (MMR) of applied linguistics in longitudinal convergent design
Tetsuya Fukuda

Abstract: This presentation starts with a brief overview of MMR and goes on to an example. In this study, I investigated two psychological constructs in language learning, school belonging and L2 motivation, employing MMR. Quantitatively, I analyzed survey data and qualitatively, I analyzed students’ comments and interviews.

15:00 – 15:20
Pronunciation difficulties and communication breakdowns between Japanese and foreign university students in Japan while using English
Tim Ferraro

Abstract: Utilizing surveys of foreign students, this research explores communication breakdowns between Japanese and non-Japanese university students while speaking English. Reported difficulties with pronunciation implied reluctance to engage in English conversation by survey respondents.

Applying the case method to ethical decision making and problem solving in science and engineering
Kevin Knight

Abstract: In business school, the case method requires the students to put themselves in the role of the protagonist in a business case and make decisions and solve problems. The case method could be used in CBD to teach students to make ethical decisions in science and engineering.

15:50 – 16:00