Satoko Hamamoto


NS-NNS Interactions Jointly Accomplished Abroad

College & University Education
Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-18:15 JST

The research project is a case study designed to investigate the development of Japanese ESL learners’ interactional competence (IC) by collecting and analyzing data during the students’ study abroad program. During the students’ five-month study abroad program in the US or Canada, informal conversations between Japanese ESL learners and native speakers were recorded. What NNSs can say changes according to the participation in NS-NNS interactions. Therefore, this study recognizes that interaction is jointly accomplished.