Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

Boosting Accurate Vocabulary Production: A Japanese University Case Study

Sat, Nov 13, 14:05-14:30 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 09

This presentation will introduce an action research project designed to improve students’ productive vocabulary accuracy conducted with intermediate-level Japanese university students. We implemented two weeks of receptive and productive vocabulary interventions for one textbook unit. Through carrying out quantitative surveys, semi-structured interviews, and speaking test transcriptions, the results of this project indicated a marked improvement in student productive vocabulary accuracy.

  • Malcolm Larking

    Malcolm Larking is a Senior English Lecturer at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Oita, Japan. His research interests include critical reading strategies, vocabulary curriculum development, and sociocultural theory.