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Exploring the value of bilingual language assistants with Japanese English as a foreign language learners

Abstract:

We report on a small-scale exploratory study of Japanese students' reactions to the use of a bilingual language assistant on an EFL study-abroad course in the UK and we give an insight into the possible effect of using bilingual assistants on speaking production. First-year university students were divided into three groups all taught by a monolingual (native) speaker of English. Two teachers had monolingual assistants to help them; the third group had a bilingual (Japanese-English) assistant...

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Nakatani, Y More by this author
Hayashi, Y More by this author
Khabbazbashi, N More by this author
Journal:
Language Learning Journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
1
Pages:
41-54
Publication date:
2014-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1753-2167
ISSN:
0957-1736
URN:
uuid:29a9d557-94a1-4c8e-9d32-dce7456d09ad
Source identifiers:
449088
Local pid:
pubs:449088
Language:
English

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