Long-term effects of learning English : experiences from Japanese primary schools /

This book presents a pioneering longitudinal study on English language instruction at the elementary school (ELES) level in the Japanese public school system. It attempts to identify those domains most sensitive to early English instruction by employing a state-of-the-art quantitative research metho...

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Author / Creator:Uematsu, Shigeo, author.
Imprint:Singapore : Springer, [2015]
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Series:Online access with purchase: Springer (t)
Subject:English language -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Japan.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- General.
English language -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Japan.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11093657
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ISBN:9789812874931
9812874933
9812874925
9789812874924
9789812874924
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This book presents a pioneering longitudinal study on English language instruction at the elementary school (ELES) level in the Japanese public school system. It attempts to identify those domains most sensitive to early English instruction by employing a state-of-the-art quantitative research methodology. English education was formally introduced in Japan for fifth and sixth graders in 2011 and is still in its infancy as a program. This study compares two groups (Grade 7 and 8) of students, one with ELES and one without, in order to shed light on their experiences. Comparisons are carried out not only quantitatively, measuring changes in English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and vocabulary / grammar) and the ELES students? affective aspects, but also qualitatively through in-depth interviews. Thus, this study attempts to capture the ELES students? experiences from a multi-dimensional perspective. The comprehensive literature review provided offers a valuable resource not only for researchers looking for a quick digest of the literature in this field before undertaking their own research, but also for policy-makers seeking to assess how to best implement ELES.
Other form:Printed edition: 9789812874924
Standard no.:10.1007/978-981-287-493-1