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Title :「応用言語学演習」における専門知識・情報リテラシーの状況と英語中心の課題設定に対する評価
Title alternative :Role of Background Knowledge, Information Literacy Skills, and Tasks in an EFL Content Class, Based on Student Evaluations
Authors :東矢, 光代
Authors alternative :Toya, Mitsuyo
Issue Date :Oct-2004
Abstract :Following a report on teaching "Seminar in Applied Linguistics," a content-based class for English majors at the University of the Ryukyus, this paper presents the results of a pre-semester questionnaire and student evaluation at the end of the term. Participants included 21 English majors, juniors and seniors, of which 19 students contributed to the pre-semester questionnaire and 16 gave evaluative feedback In the end. The pre-semester results showed that the students lacked the background knowledge and terminologies which were to be introduced in the class. Their knowledge about the text structure of academic journal articles was also found to be fragmentary and few of them had experience in online library search. The course required some English-Japanese translation of a journal article, an active search for an English article of students' individual interest, oral presentation, and a handout preparation on that article in English. In addition, the final assignment involved producing a Japanese manuscript of the article. The end-of-term student evaluation for the class showed that, despite the students' hard work and the teacher's efforts at making the content as comprehensible, organized, and interesting as possible, the main article introduced in class was still too difficult. It was also found that a majority of the students felt the class activities and requirements were useful for them; however, there were a few complaints that the level of the class and requirements were too demanding.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0919-4215
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部国際言語文化学科欧米系
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/2689
Citation :言語文化研究紀要 : Scripsimus no.13 p.123 -145
Appears in Collections:No.13 (2004/10)

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