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基本情報

氏名 シュミット ケネス
氏名(カナ) シュミット ケネス
氏名(英語) Schmidt Kenneth
所属 総合福祉学部 社会福祉学科
職名 教授
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タイトル・テーマ

「The unreality of learning English in Japan」

単著・共著の別

単著

発行又は発表の年月

201610

発表学会等の名称

Presentation to Tohoku ELT Expo – Sendai, Japan

概要

The failure of Japanese students in secondary and tertiary education in Japan to reach foreign language learning goals is commonly laid at the feet of poorly trained teachers and ineffective curricular design. Although language education in Japan, can, of course, be improved, this myopic view misses overarching societal factors that have a critical impact on language learning and the "reality" of the language learning experience. Examining societal factors impacting language learning in other countries allows us to draw some preliminary conclusions about the situation in Japan and to speculate on some ways forward, in both the educational and societal realms.