Ying-ting Amy Wang
University of San Francisco
Ying-Ting Wang is a Mandarin teacher with a master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She is now pursuing another degree in Educational Technology at the University of San Francisco to expand her views of using digital tools in the classroom. Her research interests include instructional design, curriculum design, and program development.
The study investigated the teaching effectiveness of an intensive program and observed the changes of students’ attitudes and instructors’ perceptions. Eleven Japanese college students joined an English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) program at a university in Taiwan for nine days and were given English-medium courses by American, Singaporean, and Taiwanese instructors. The student-participants and instructors reported increased motivation as the most evident merit, while calling for greater authenticity of using English in ELF contexts.