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RCAPS Current Research Seminar "International Students' Needs in Exchange Study Abroad at Higher Education" (to be held online)

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Time/date:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 16:05 - 17:40 (Japan Standard Time)

For:

All are encouraged to attend

Venue:

This online seminar will be conducted using the Zoom online meeting application.

Speakers:

BERGER Maiko, Associate Professor, Center for Language Education
Speaker's profile:
https://researcher.apu.ac.jp/apuhp/KgApp?resId=S001451&Language=2

Title:
International Students' Needs in Exchange Study Abroad at Higher Education

Outline:
This study aims to identify linguistic as well as socio-linguistic needs during study abroad. A few hundred APU students participate in exchange programs abroad with partner universities each year. Berger shares the language needs and strategies, as well as the impact of learning communities learners form while abroad, representing 108 students, some of whom returned amidst COVID-19 outbreak. Questionnaires revealed different standards and levels of needs, depending on the student’s background. A great majority of respondents reported having had little problem in their academic studies, which shows how prepared they had been. Follow-up interviews with 24 returnees exhibited various learning strategies these students employed in academic skills such as understanding academic journals, participating in class discussions, and writing reports or research papers, to succeed in their study abroad. The returnees offered useful advice for future study abroad participants, which may be beneficial in designing study abroad preparation programs.

Please click here for the seminar leaflet.

Language:

English

Seating capacity:

500

Entry:

Free

Application deadline:

Monday, January 18, 2021 23:59

Sponsors:

Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Application / Inquiries:

Please register from the following URL.
https://weareapu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZnKz_9iyS-Scq0hlP4aoqQ
※Please be aware that once capacity is reached, registration will be closed.

Inquiries:
Research Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
rcaps@apu.ac.jp

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