Learner Development College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

Using Eye-Tracking Equipment to Improve Test-Taking Strategies of the TOEIC

Sun, Nov 14, 18:40-19:05 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 16

Eye-tracking equipment for second language acquisition purposes is an underused tool. This is due in part to budget constraints and a lack of affordable devices on the market. This study examines whether low-cost, self-fabricated equipment can be used to assist students in their study of the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) by allowing students the opportunity to visually observe their recorded eye-movements after taking a TOEIC practice examination.

  • Marshall Higa

    My interests include intercultural communication, computer-assisted language learning, active-learning and English for specific purposes. I have the experience of having taught at the nursery, elementary, junior high, senior high, college and university levels. My current research focuses on vocabulary acquisition and reading software development. I also currently serve as one of the Hiroshima University Judo Club coaches and a research fellow in the Hiroshima University Institute for Sport Sciences.