Fri, September 07, 2:00 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
Andrew D. Tweed (Meijo University)
This presentation reports on qualitative research into a special study abroad program for Japanese undergraduate students. The CELO (Capture English Learning Opportunities) Program was designed to encourage students to notice, act, and reflect on language learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Using LINE, one of the most popular messaging applications in Japan, students used text messaging and smartphone cameras to capture and send their daily thoughts on using and learning English. A content analysis of the LINE messages and questionnaire and interview data was conducted to better understand students' out-of-class language experiences and the impact that these had on their learning.