Dear JACET ESP Kanto members,
I hope this message finds you well. It is my pleasure to announce that our July meeting will be held on October 30, Saturday, 2021, on ZOOM. Please refer to the following for the detailed meeting ZOOM setup, program, title, abstract, and the bio of the speaker. Please register from the link below by October 20, Wednesday, 2021.
ESP Kanto July Zoom Meeting
Time:: 2021 年 10 月 30 日 03:00 PM 大阪、札幌、東京 Zoom ミーティングに参加する
Meeting ID: 868 6902 1104
- 15:00-16:00 Research Presentation
- 16:00-17:00 Discussion & Business Meeting
- Title: Technology-enhanced vocabulary learning: a longitudinal study
1. Michael Sharpe, Kochi National University, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
2. David Grant, National Institute of Technology, Kochi College (Kochi Kosen)
In this presentation, we will report on a longitudinal study on intentional (direct) and incidental (indirect) vocabulary learning in a technology-enhanced learning context. The study has been conducted over a 31-month period commencing April 2019 with a group (n=160) of EFL learners at a Japanese junior engineering college. In the intentional component of the study, during the study period participants studied vocabulary online using a subscription-based vocabulary learning resource (WordEngine), and for the incidental component read extensively from a library of graded readers, which was monitored through MReader. Results at the intermediate waypoint showed vocabulary increase among participants in the range of 835 – 5973 words with a mean across the group of 2875. From these results, we have concluded that a synthesized, technology-enhanced learner-directed approach to vocabulary learning can be effective for certain learners across a range of abilities and may be applicable to other classroom contexts.
- BIO of the presenters:
a. Michael Sharpe has been teaching at the university level in Japan for 18 years and is currently tenured faculty and
deputy director of the International Education Program at Kochi National University. Research interests include
EST/EAP, academic literacies, digital text analysis, extensive and intensive reading, global competency education
and assessment, the origins and evolution of English, English as a Lingua Franca, and Global Englishes.
b. David Grant has taught English at all levels of the Japanese education system for 25 years. He is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Technology, Kochi College (Kochi Kosen). His current research interests include vocabulary acquisition, extensive reading, computer-assisted language learning, and English for specific purposes.
- BIO of the presenters: