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Iwashita, Noriko; Spence-Brown, Robyn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Foreign language programs in schools have a strong focus on the development of communicative language ability and, increasingly, assessment tasks are designed to capture communicative abilities required for real-world situations. In communicative test tasks, sociolinguistic and discourse components, which are beyond grammatical accuracy, target…
Descriptors: Writing Ability, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation
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Iwashita, Noriko – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The present study investigates to what extent learners' first language (L1) may have an impact on their writing and speaking performances. While Japanese continues to enjoy a large enrolment across levels in Australian schools and universities, the population of learners has become increasingly diverse creating challenges for teachers. One…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Speech Communication
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Iwashita, Noriko; Sekiguchi, Sachiyo – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The paper presents preliminary findings of a project which investigated whether learner background, in terms of instruction mode (i.e., school or intensive first-year course at university) and first language (i.e., character based or non-character based), has an impact on the development of writing skills in Japanese as a second language (JSL).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Romanization, Personality, Foreign Countries
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Iwashita, Noriko; Liem, Irene – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2005
This study investigates achievement in second language learning (Chinese) in primary school in relation to learner variables such as amount and duration of instruction and home language background. Currently in the State of Victoria it is recommended that all students learn a second language from the beginning of primary school to the end of Year…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries