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ID : 394
Original submission :
Title : How does the use of a self-regulated mobile vocabulary learning app motivate EFL learners?
Type : Poster (60 mins)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

The researcher has developed a mobile application, DoraCAT, to enable EFL learners to self-regulate their vocabulary learning according to their own study needs. Using DoraCAT, learners can diagnose their vocabulary knowledge to find target words to learn, practice those self-selected target words, and review the words they have practiced on the system. In order to help the learners achieve their own vocabulary learning goals, DoraCAT has a data set of 7,971 words at 19 frequency levels from a Japanese nationwide English proficiency test, Eiken, with sample sentences both in text and in audio. This poster will first introduce basic functions of DoraCAT and how this self-regulated mobile vocabulary learning app changes Japanese EFL learners’ appraisal towards vocabulary learning, especially their expectancies, values, and intentions based on the results of a questionnaire survey at multiple points and their actual learning logs.

Keywords : vocabulary learning, mobile learning,
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
Presentation times :
Main presenter : Dr. Hiroya Tanaka
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Affiliation : Hokkai-Gakuen University (Sapporo, Japan)
Email address :
Biography :

Hiroya TANAKA is a Professor at Hokkai-Gakuen University, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. His research interests include vocabulary learning, CALL, and individual learner differences. 

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Dr. Katsuyuki Konno (Ryukoku University (Japan))
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Date added : Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:14 PM [JST]
Date modified : Saturday, 27 July 2019, 8:18 PM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 226-S
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 11: 25 - 11: 50
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B202
Schedule room seats : 30 seats
Schedule audience :