Louis Lafleur

Ritsumeikan University

Most of my research combines the following fields: Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition (18 aspects of word knowledge), Cognitive Psychology (memory, spaced repetition) and Computer Programming (algorithms and gamification).


Students’ Experience of Emergency Remote Teaching

College & University Education
Sat, Nov 21, 13:25-13:50 JST

This study details the student experience of livestream lessons and on-demand lessons approaches to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) in the English classes in one faculty of a large private Japanese university. 1212 responses to a mid-semester survey were collected from students. The survey asked students to rate the usefulness of teacher-created videos, Google forms, Flipgrid, online vocabulary programs, and live-streamed lessons. Major findings were that students tended to favour on-demand lessons over livestream lessons.

Vocabulary SIG Forum and Annual General Meeting

Non-teaching Context
Tue, Nov 17, 20:00-21:30 JST

This event will showcase presentations which were originally intended for SIG events cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis and the novel coronavirus. Imogen Custance and Clint Denison will discuss student-created, field-specific word lists. Louis Lafleur will discuss the indirect spaced repetition concept. Finally, Tomoko Ishii will discuss learners’ knowledge of parts of speech and the relationship to vocabulary knowledge. Presentations will be followed by the SIG's annual general meeting at 9PM.