COHFA | Global Languages Senior Colloquium

Title

Japanese Learners of English: Language Production and its Relation to Test-Centric Education

Presenter Information

Caleb DonaldsonFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Japanese

Minor

TESOL

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Dr. LeRon Harrison

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Many students throughout the countries of East Asia are currently engrossed in study of the English language in order to pass exams to get into high school, college, or to get a specific interview for a company, etc. While the study of English is expansive it seems that Japan is struggling with this as they are ranked relatively low at 53 in the EF (English Fluency) Index. This problem of English Education can be well seen through Japanese students who often struggle when it comes to language production i.e. “speaking, and writing” due to Japans test-centric teaching. Japanese students particularly do not receive many real-life ways to apply their English knowledge through their education and thus are unable to do well in terms of concrete usage such as conversation. Japan is focused much on test-based education and it adversely affects students so that they are unable to use what they are learned and begs a need to be changed.

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Japanese Learners of English: Language Production and its Relation to Test-Centric Education

Many students throughout the countries of East Asia are currently engrossed in study of the English language in order to pass exams to get into high school, college, or to get a specific interview for a company, etc. While the study of English is expansive it seems that Japan is struggling with this as they are ranked relatively low at 53 in the EF (English Fluency) Index. This problem of English Education can be well seen through Japanese students who often struggle when it comes to language production i.e. “speaking, and writing” due to Japans test-centric teaching. Japanese students particularly do not receive many real-life ways to apply their English knowledge through their education and thus are unable to do well in terms of concrete usage such as conversation. Japan is focused much on test-based education and it adversely affects students so that they are unable to use what they are learned and begs a need to be changed.