Tokyo Denki University
I have been teaching at various universities in Japan since 2004. My research interests lie in the areas of motivation, willingness to communicate, and technology. I am also interested in topics related to translation, history, and culture.
Language learning smartphone apps are in wide use around the world. With over 300 million users, Duolingo is the most popular, and past studies have claimed that the app can deliver the equivalent of a semester’s worth of learning in around 30 hours. This study investigates how well Duolingo works for Japanese university students’ scores on a popular standardized test of English, the TOEIC Bridge Test.