Integrating Collaboration in Tertiary Education: The Case of a Beginner's Japanese Language Course

By Sayuki Machida.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper examines the introduction of collaborative learning into a beginner's Japanese language course through students' satisfaction (perceived achievement) and teacher's assessment (their course achievement).

Keywords: Collaboration,, Collaborative Learning, Tertiary Education, Language Education, Second Language Learning

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp.97-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 876.698KB).

Dr Sayuki Machida

Sayuki Machida has a MEd from Rutgers University, USA, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Queensland University, Australia. She is currently teaching and conducting research into Japanese as a second/foreign language at the University of Melbourne. Prior to the current position, she has taught Japanese at Queensland University and Rutgers University in USA. She has also taught English as a second/foreign language in Japan. She has developed language courses from kindergarteners to adults in English as a Second Language (in Japan), and beginners to Advanced, and content-based language classes for Japanese as a Second Language, based on the current research outcomes of Applied Linguistics. She works in the area of 'interlanguage', i.e. learners' language development and language teaching. She has explored learner strategies in writing, test anxiety, and reading comprehension of Japanese as a foreign language. She also has investigated computer-assisted language learning in terms of use of computer and collaboration.

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