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Factors of Positive Influence in EFL Education in Japan : A Qualitative Study

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Title: Factors of Positive Influence in EFL Education in Japan : A Qualitative Study
Author(s): Howe, Timothy
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts
Degree program: Master's Programme in Area and Cultural Studies
Specialisation: Asian Studies
Language: English
Acceptance year: 2021
Abstract:
EFL Education in Japan has the reputation of being ineffective in teaching students how to speak English. Despite that, there are Japanese who can use English proficiently. This dissertation seeks to answer the question: How do Japanese learners of English obtain language fluency despite numerous flaws in the Japanese EFL education system? The thesis takes a qualitative approach to the issue by interviewing Japanese students at the University of Helsinki to determine how they became so proficient in using English. The results of these interviews suggest that cram schools and university English classes had the most positive influence on the development of their English skills.
Keyword(s): Japan EFL English education


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