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Noguchi, Tomoka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore how students' anxiety about learning English and their perception of their English communicative competence change through participating in a five-day English camp. Eighteen first-year university students majoring in English language and cultures participated in the camp. The participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Seong, Myeong-Hee; Kang, Mee Hye; Seo, Bo-Kyung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study examines the effects of a 2-week intensive English program based on the college students' perceptions of core competencies: English Communication Competency, Self-Directed Competency, Community Competency, and Knowledge and Information Literacy Competency. The program was non-credit and was held in January 2019 for first-year students…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Reed, Jennifer; Aguiar, Bryan; Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper aims to investigate university students' perceptions of drama activities in terms of providing suggestions for constructing an effective drama class. A total of ten students who participated in Interactive English, an elective English course during the second semester of 2013 at a Korean university, took part in this study. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Drama, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Reed, Jennifer; Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This paper aims to suggest pragmatic instructions for conducting an English course that focuses on speaking and listening skills through using drama as a language teaching activity. Recent research on drama in the ESL/EFL classroom has been about the benefits of drama and methods one can use, but research on techniques, activities, and methodology…
Descriptors: Drama, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Shin, Kyu-Cheol – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
In the teaching of foreign language reading, there have been at least three distinctive approaches for communicative competence: grammar translation method, comprehension-questions approach with an emphasis on reading skills and strategies, and extensive reading approach. This paper surveys a selection of recent studies that address important…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The Communicative Ability in language testing originates from a theory of language as communication proposed by Hymes (1972) and known as "communicative competence". The literature on language testing suggests that the practicality of communicative language testing (CLT) varies depending on how the instructors and teachers conceptualize…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Theory
Negishi, Junko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study attempted to investigate the characteristics of interaction dynamics in a group oral interaction carried out by Japanese learners of English. The relationship between the participants' language development and interactional management functions (IMFs) was also explored. Oral performance tests in a paired or a small group have recently…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Interaction Process Analysis, Second Language Learning, Japanese
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study is to historically survey the development of English language education policies in Korea to show that English education policies in Korea have developed to cultivate Korean students who are capable in a globalized world. This study has the following purposes: first, this paper surveys the origin of English education from the ending…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, National Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Any curriculum consists of several components: objectives, attitudes, time, students and teachers, needs analysis, classroom activities, materials, study skills, language skills, vocabulary, grammar and assessment. Before setting up a program or course of study, these components should be determined and described in detail. In fact, these elements…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teacher Role, Study Skills
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Lee, Kang-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Presents issues in English-as-a-Foreign-Language conversation textbook development. Explores the content of the textbooks and the emphases on teaching cultural items for meaningful communicative competence. Suggests that some cultural items be considered to be themes of each unit at a macro level; at a micro level, detailed activities and tasks…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Suh, Jae-suk – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Presenting four types of evidence, this article argues that grammatical competence should not be a subcomponent of communicative competence in second-language instruction, but have a separate status. Focuses on the critical role of grammatical competence in the overall development of target-language proficiency. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar, Interlanguage, Language Proficiency
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Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Analyzes the seventh draft of Korea's national curriculum, compares it to the sixth curriculum, and makes suggestions regarding syllabus design that focus on limitations of the sixth and a multisyllabus model. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Analyzes four language activities from Korean English textbooks to ascertain how much they conform to the reform principles and the main purpose of the Korean 6th curriculum of English, which is to cultivate communicative competence of Korean students. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Change, English (Second Language)