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Title :Learner Autonomy and Teaching the TOEIC to Corporate Clients
Authors :Stafford, Todd
Publisher :N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference
Issue Date :2009
Journal Title :NEAR Conference Proceedings Working Papers
Volume :NEAR-2009-07
Abstract :The TOEIC test is taken by many company employees throughout Japan every year. In some cases, the students who take the test are not ready to do so. They lack the basic skills necessary in grammar, reading and listening to obtain a score of 400 or over. Part of the problem also lies with their method of study. Too often do they expect the teacher to do everything for them, hoping this will raise their score sufficiently. This study looks at a six month TOEIC program that was designed with learner autonomy in mind and implemented at a major electronics firm in Japan. The program was aimed at low level TOEIC students and was designed to increase their scores by 50 points or more. Results indicated significant improvements in most scores upon completion of the program, suggesting that a learner-centered approach toward teaching TOEIC can be effective in helping Japanese students raise their overall test scores.
Keywords :TOEIC
learner autonomy
attitude
motivation
self-instruction and learning styles
Type Local :Conference Paper
Language :eng
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10623/24729
Relation :http://www.iuj.ac.jp/workingpapers/index.cfm?File=NEAR-2009-07.pdf
Rights :北東アジア言語教育学会
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