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Intercultural Communication Model of Tolaki Tribe in Multicultures Government Structure in South Konawe District, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

This paper will examine the general and the background about intercultural communication model between native inhabitants of Tolaki tribe and immigrants in an order of cross cultures government. The research’s goal is to examine and to show how tolerance interwoven among those different sides and honour towards customs could evoke better understanding among all parties

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The Study of the Readiness for Entering the ASEAN Community of Undergraduate Students

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is established to create a mutual understanding for political and economic purposes among 10 countries, all of which include Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. This brings all the nations not only to maintain peace, political stability, and economic prosperity, but also

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The Advent of the First Indoor Stage in Korean Theatre: Impacts, Consequences and Implications

It is widely agreed that the modern Korean theatre began with the opening of the Hyeopyulsa, the first western-style theatre building, in December 1902. The reason for calling this theatre ‘modern’ is multifold, but the primary stress should be put on the fact that it introduced indoor stage, which was the first case in the

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Negotiating Power in Culturally Determined Bioethics Secular vs Islamic Bioethics in Decision Making

The supposition of this paper is that bioethics in its different strata is culturally determined. Other than universal in the sense of ‘neutral’, secular bioethics-which is internationally leading the field of bioethics academically and in praxis is an expression of a particular, materialistic worldview that does generally not consider spiritual or other-worldly dimensions. Islamic culture,

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Adaptation of International Students: A Case Study of Ubon Ratchathani University

This presentation discusses the findings from the case study on the adaptation of international students enrolling in degree programs at Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), Thailand. The purpose of this research is to explore their problems and adaptation to new learning environment. The participants of this qualitative study are international students in ASEAN countries including Laos,

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Exploration of New Understanding of ‘Culture’.

Culture is a term which has various definitions with many contradictions. A general apprehension about the culture limits it to a broad or narrow sense of homogeneity and in the need of certain exclusion. The present understanding of culture is inevitably responsible for conflict between two cultures. The solicitation to particular belief or value system

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Design and Development of Mobile App for Language Learning

Mobile devices have become a significant part of everyday life. The potential of mobile learning is accepted and highly popular, including among language educators to enhance language learning and literacy for students. This paper presented the educational app prototype design and development that could be used as CAI and CAL for an informal learning as

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A Cultural Reflection: The Auspicious Sign in Miscellaneous Notes of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

The belief in auspicious sign from the scientific point of view may probably be regarded as a kind of superstition, but for many of the people in their nations, it has become a part of their folk culture. Such a belief comes basically from the seeking and fondness of auspiciousness which should be ordinary and

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Is a Paternal Nephew’s Right to Inherit His Uncle’s Estate Indisputable: The Enlightening Case of Tsang Yuet Mui

The British Law has been enforced in Hong Kong since 1842, but the cases involving Chinese traditional practices were still judged on the basis of traditional laws of China, i.e. the Qing Code and related customs. As for the succession to estate, the Chinese society of Hong Kong followed the traditional convention of succession in

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Existence of the Tradition of Moon Festival in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province

This article aims to investigate the existence of the tradition of Moon Festival in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province. The data of this qualitative study were gathered from related documents, research reports, and in-depth interviews with Thai Chinese in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province. The study found that the tradition of Moon Festival could still

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Standard Chinese Characters and Their Role in Cultural Heritage

Hanzi is a system of ideograms that encodes the Chinese language built on the integrated representation of form, sound and meaning of matters and deeds. Over several thousand years, it has been playing an important role for cultural heritage in establishing a record of the language, history and life of the Chinese people. Only until

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The Birth of Contemporary Culture: The Unwanted Child?

The paper proposes to investigate two threads that eventually intersect. On the one hand it aims to look at the evolution of contemporary global (consumer) culture, more specifically the culture of neoliberalism. On the other hand, it looks at some of the critical reflections that pondered upon these phenomena at the time they came into

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Challenges of a Transitional Democracy in a Post-Election Myanmar: Cooperation or Conflict?

After winning overwhelmingly in Myanmar’s recent elections, the National League for Democracy (NLD) finally assumes power in April 2016. They will also form the bulk of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (or the Assembly of the Union) and helming many of the ministries and cabinet seats. However, under the Constitution, the military continues to dominate 25% of

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Construction of Lukang’ s Cultural Memory (Das Kulturelle Gedchtnis) and Spirit of Place (Genius Loci) in the Qing Dynasty: A Study Based on Shih Shu-Ching’s Walking Through Lo-chin and Lin Hui-Cheng’s The Street and Town Structure of Lukang in the Late Qing Period

In 1976, Shih Shu-Ching published liuliWa (Glazed Tiles), which captured public attention to the importance of cultural heritage preservation. The well-known scholar and architect, Han Pao-Teh, even attempted to an open dialogue with Shih’s work with his ‘Glazed Tiles and Soil Tiles: Discussing Local Art Preservation via Shih Shi-Ching’s Glazed Tiles.’ In 1977, Han launched

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Information Sharing Between the Civil Administration and Citizens: An Implementation Proposal of Open Data Strategy in Japanese Local Governments

Administrative services in Japan have become diversified as a result of economic growth. However, as this growth has slowed down in recent years, there is now a need to review such conventional administrative service. Hence, in light of such a social climate, the Japanese government has been advocating an open data strategy (ODS) for administrative

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A Proposal for Information Dissemination of Regional Culture for the Purpose of Multicultural Coexistence: Based on Japanese Local Government Plans

Japan has witnessed a considerable increase in the population of residents with multicultural backgrounds (MCR), especially around urban areas. A majority of these MCR have nationalities of other Asian countries, many of whom, although an integral part of the Japanese labor force, do not speak the Japanese language. The aim of this study is to propose

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Applying Wearable Technology to Facilitate the Transmission of Tacit Knowledge for Practice-Based Learning

The 10,000-Hour Rule, the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task for more than 10 thousand hours (Gladwell, 2008). The ability to speak a language or knead dough requires to a lot of hours practice to accumulate tacit knowledge. Whether the wearable technology can facilitate the transmission

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Politeness Strategies Among Japanese College Students: Discussion of the Acquisition of Honorifics and Onomatopoeias

In general, learning the proper use of parts of speech peculiar to the Japanese language, such as honorifics and onomatopoeias, often becomes a problem in Japanese language education. Honorifics are considered to be difficult by many Japanese and are used incorrectly on many occasions. Also, onomatopoeias are frequently used in various cartoon and comic books,

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Breaking the Fourth Wall in K-Pop: Voyeurism and Talking About Reverse Panopticons

Objectification is common in the media and entertainment industry; if you’�re in the limelight, there is no way to escape objectification, irrelevant of gender. While prevalent in both Western and Eastern entertainment industries, this objectification borders on voyeurism when it comes to the Korean entertainment industry, mainly the music sector. Artists, particularly ‘idol’ musicians live

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Form-Focused Grammar Instruction: Effects on Grammar Accuracy and Oral and Writing Proficiency in English

One of the main goals of second language learners is to develop awareness of the structure of language (Bialystok, 1989). To achieve this goal, there has been a paradigm shift from form-focused to meaning-focused type of instruction over the years. However, in the recent years through a number of research, some researchers have explored the

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Scaffolding Oral Presentation Instruction to Improve Communicative Competence Across Differing Student Levels and Disciplines

With increasing globalization, student acquisition of oral presentation skills has become more important than ever. For students to meet the demands of their future academic and professional roles, they must be taught to give effective oral presentations (≈Ωivkoviƒ_, 2014). As such, instructors have a lot of responsibility to meet the diverse needs of their students

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The Convergence of Last and First-Mile: Practicum Curriculum Redesign for Language Majors

This on-going research intends to explore how Flipped Learning (FL) can be applied to a practicum course design for tertiary-level language programs in Taiwan. Foreign language/literature programs in colleges and their students’ employability are under severe scrutiny and face social criticism. This study incorporates FL framework in an innovative practicum course titled Workshops of Bilingual

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An Interlanguage Pragmatic Study on Taiwanese EFL Learners’ Email Requests

This study aims to investigate EFL learners interlanguage pragmatic development through the elicited request emails addressed to the faculty in an institutional setting. Sixty Taiwanese students of two linguistic levels (i.e., high-intermediate, and low-intermediate) were included and different email tasks with varied imposition levels were designed to examine if and how students use of request

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Teachers’ Beliefs, Practices and Challenges in Using Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in an ESL Context in the Philippines

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has as its fundamental goal the promotion of communicative competence. Over the last two decades, many ESL classrooms have adopted CLT into their curricula. Much of this research notes that teachers’ beliefs play a critical role in their understanding and their implementation of CLT in their classrooms. There were however, only

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Videos as a Final Project for Assessment of Spanish as a Foreign Language in High Education Context

The present article shows how we are using audiovisual projects to assess different skills in the Spanish language of a Spanish beginner´s group of students that are learning Spanish as a Foreign Language in a College context. We are using midterm and final projects to evaluate their learning process. It is a variant of Project

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The Moral Imperative of Bi-Cultural Leadership: The Leader Laid Bare

This paper explores my journey as a High School principal as I explore culturally appropriate leadership styles that will ensure equity of educational outcomes for Maori students at Rangiora High School, a large state secondary school in the South Island of New Zealand/Aotearoa. This study was prompted following an analysis of our student achievement data

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Exploring EFL Learners’ Strategies of How They Improve the Process of Their Writing Assignments

Feedback on EFL/ESL learners’ writing products plays an important role for learners to improve their writing final production (Nicol 2009; Hattie & Timperley, 2007). The authors of this study teach English in a Japanese university and give writing assignments for EFL learners as one of assessments. Although EFL learners are given enough time to finish

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Helping Students to Write an Overview for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

More universities and third level institutions now require at least an IELTS Band 6 for entry into courses of study for non-native speakers of English. This presentation focuses on the IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 and in particular on the marking criterion of Task Achievement. A requirement for candidates aiming at Band 6 and above

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Sing and Move – Removing Static English Language Classroom

Often in Taiwan, elementary students learn passively within the English language classroom. The learning environment is static and students appear to be shy, quiet and intimidated. Nevertheless, once outside the classroom, they become energetic, physical active and talkative. Young children’s characteristics might need to be considered in a language classroom to maximize their engagement in

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Language Learning Strategies: The Case of Foreign Multilinguals in a Philippine Secondary School

Studies focused on learner-related factors have grown greatly through the years. However, local research directed on foreign language learners and their language learning styles have remained scarce. It is with this reason that this study was conducted. Using Rebecca Oxford’s study on language learning styles and strategies (2003) as framework, the paper aims to identify

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Introducing Computer Aided Learning in Teaching Basic Electronics for Technical-Vocational Students

The use of technology in the delivery of teaching and learning is vital nowadays especially in education. Computer Aided Learning Software (CALS) is basically the use of computer in the delivery of instruction with a tailored fit program intended for a specific lesson or a set of topics. The CALS software developed in this study is

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Students and Teachers Perceptions of ICT Use in Classroom: Pakistani Classrooms

The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become a major driving force in transforming education throughout the world. The usage of ICT in Pakistan has increased many folds in the last 10 years. The latest educational policy of the Government of Pakistan has stressed on using ICT in schools. The curriculum documents have

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Enhancing Students Willingness to Communicate in English through Korean Pop Culture: A Case Study

In recent years, Korean pop culture such as Korean drama, pop singers and TV programs have gained popularity in Taiwan, particularly among teenagers. The aim of the present study is to find out whether students_øΩ_øΩ will be more willing to use English to communicate with topics they are interested in. The participants were 37 students from

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A Corpus Stylistics Study of the Mental Clauses and Speech and Thought Presentation of Gilbert’s (2006) ‘Eat Pray Love’

Elizabeth Gilbert’s (2006) memoir Eat Pray Love depicts her journey of self-discovery in her trips to Italy, India and Indonesia following a difficult divorce. Among the three phases of the author’s journey, the ‘eat’ and ‘love’ aspects have received far more responses from readers, but, overall, the author’s experiences with love, loss and the pursuit

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The Use of MARIE CPU Simulator in the Computer Architecture Course: A Brief Exploratory Study of the Students’ Perception Learning

The teacher has to always bear in mind that he/she has to present educational contents regarding his discipline always trying to present it an attractive way through new teaching dynamics. The challenge is to not to distance from the curricular content by using a broader educational proposal, intensifying the interaction with the students with the

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Developing an Instructional Model to Teach Periphery Researchers to Write English Scientific Research Articles for Scholarly Journals

Periphery researchers in sciences have been found to have problems with publications of their research articles (RAs) in scholarly journals. However, the corpus-based studies available tended to focus more on RAs’ features than on the development of pedagogical practices aiming to enhance researchers’ writing ability. Having witnessed these problems among Thai researchers trying to publish

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An Evaluation of Students’ Oral Fluency to Identify Ways to Help Them Improve Their English Speaking Skills

Most English medium institutions in Hong Kong, from kindergarten to tertiary level, are using the Content-and-Language-Integrated-Learning (CLIL) approach to teach. Students have to use English in all the subjects except the Chinese course. The definition of CLIL is that L2 is used in all classes as the teaching and learning medium. In Hong Kong, Chinese

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The Effect of Metalinguistic Feedback and Recasts on Learners’ Uptake and Subsequent Production of Past Simple

This study aimed to investigate the effect of metalinguistic feedback and recasts on learners’ uptake and subsequent production of past simple while engaging in controlled oral tasks. Firstly, related articles on corrective feedback on oral errors are reviewed and the effects of the two feedback types on learners’ accuracy of past simple are discussed. A

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Augmented Reality in Primary Science Classroom

Teaching science with 1st grade students is a great experience, we both try to transfer science contents and also integrate some essential skill for using in class; writing and reading. Implementing Augmented Reality (AR) in science class is a lot of benefits, one important thing is making learners’ experience more engaging. Two modules on living

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Development of an Online Cognitive Evaluation System

Undergraduate study is an one basically to our job. If we can choose the best and fit for our behavior, it will be the best to develop highly cognitive skill to prepare for a job in the future too. This research to development of an online cognitive evaluation system for high school students to find

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Cooperative Learning in the University EFL Classroom in Japan: A Brief Analysis

Many EFL classrooms at Japanese universities still adopt the traditional ‘teacher-centered approach’, where authority belongs to the teacher and who is the active entity in the classroom. In many cases, the role of the student is a passive one. Many students expect to be ‘spoon-fed’ in their learning process; not speak, but listen and therefore

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Blogging Revisited: The Unpredictable Learning Journey

Studies have shown that blogging supports active learning which brings in the process of active knowledge construction. This comprises of reflective learning.This paper aims to explore the students’ learning journey through reflective blogging.Based on what blogging advocates, 45 students were asked to post their reflection via their blogs. This activity was new to the students.

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Recommend Video Materials to Enhance Language Learning Motivation by Collaborative Filtering Method

Learning English on Internet has become increasingly common, where Internet movies for learning English are also booming. For instance, the VoiceTube, an Internet video platform for learning English, has pluralistic free videos with both Chinese and English captions. Meanwhile, VoiceTube can combine social media to create a learning network community. However, a good recommendation system

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The Role of Duolingo on Foreign Language Learners’ Autonomous Learning

Duolingo, a free language learning software, is lessoned by units semantically and grammatically with different activities (translation, matching, speaking and listening), and available both on the computer and on the mobile phone. As language learning software like Duolingo becomes more and more popular in language learning, Benson (2013) suggested that the modern concept of learner

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SCORM Content: Technological and Educational Tool Mediator in the Teaching and Learning of Physics

This research shows the results of several experiences in the physics teaching-learning process, include teaching strategies intervene with the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), present many conceptions of the Learning Objects and make apparent that are mediator elements in teaching processes in the use of technological tools in the non-presently

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The Study of English Listening and Speaking Skills Development by Using Computer Assisted Language Learning of Primary Students in Lampang Province

The purposes of this research were: 1) to study English Listening and Speaking Skills of using Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) for Primary students 2) to study the Primary students’ satisfaction towards the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) program. The target group was 60 grade 4-primary students of Anubanmaemoh School Lampang Province during the first

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E-Learning Approach and Logical Mathematical & Spatial Intelligences in Learning Solid Geometry

E-learning is the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. It is now an educational approach to effective learning. Learning mathematics like solid mensuration thru electronics means is more effective to students only if they have higher level of logical ‘ spatial intelligences. The purpose of this study is to

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Playful Coding: Game-Based Teaching for Programming Courses

In the Information Age, the Learn-to-Code movement in the Computer Science Education starts to go viral around the world in the. And educators start to encourage people learn programming in a early age. But learning programming is difficult for kids because of the abstract concept, which make kids hard to understand and be confused. However,

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General Education with a Purpose: Theme-Based Approaches for Academic Literacy in English

The internationalization of higher education in Thailand has necessarily seen English as a General Education (GE) requirement as it is widely accepted as the medium of academic and vocational instruction. While internationalizing education is important for preparing students for the employment opportunities that globalization has brought to Thailand, it is also about instilling cross-cultural values

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A Dynamic Usage-Based Approach: Using Video Segments in Teaching Listening Skill

In order to achieve the goals of National Foreign Language 2020 Project, the Ministry of Education and Training advocates a shift from traditional Grammar-Translation Method to innovated language teaching methods in the light of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) such as Blended learning, Story – telling, Learn English by Games and Activities, etc. The CLT is

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Gamification or Game-Based Learning: Designing an Online Writing Course

The teaching of academic writing in universities tends to converge towards conventional pedagogy while the use of game-based learning is a step towards a divergent method of teaching, customizing it to undergraduates who are digital natives (Prensky, 2001). Good Writing: What and How is an online writing project initiated by the Ministry of Education (MOE)

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STIG: A Short Trip Itinerary Generator for Planning Trip- Ratchaburi Province Case Study

A trip planning system is presented for planning short trip to the province of Ratchaburi, Thailand. The proposed system, the Short Trip Itinerary Generation, or STIG, provides a flexible trip planning for 1-3 days trip based on user preference and trip related information that can be specified by a tourist and by the system. STIG

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Effect of Imposition on Refusals of Requests by Vietnamese ESL Learners in Speaking and Emails

This study investigated effect of imposition on how Vietnamese learners of English at different levels of language proficiency refuse requests in speaking and emails. The comparison between two modes (speaking and writing) was also performed. The data was obtained with the support of 24 Vietnamese students in Melbourne, which comprise three groups of eight. Using

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Internships in French-Speaking Environments: First Steps of a Thai University

Internships in French-speaking environments are transformational learning opportunities (TLO) that often contribute to enrich and broaden student learning and personal development. In a Thailand-centric context where the learning of French is losing momentum, it has become necessary over recent years to implement various tools to encourage our learners. Three different internships programs were implemented to

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Psychosociological Predictors of Maritime Students’ English Proficiency

Due to the differing abilities of ESL students in learning a language, many language teachers are prompted to investigate the students’ proficiency in English and its relationship to some selected variables. Most of these inquiries are geared towards the uncovering of insightful facts useful in the teaching of English. This article presents a descriptive-correlation study

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A Comparison of English Textbooks from the Perspectives of Reading: IB Diploma Programs and Japanese Senior High Schools

The Ministry of Education (MEXT) is promoting International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, aiming to increase the number of IB schools in Japan to 200 by 2018 (MEXT, 2012). Although IB programs are recognized as awarding an international qualification, not many educators in Japan are familiar with the programs and there have been few studies conducted to

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Learning Strategies and Learner Attitudes in the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game Cube World

The rapid progress of technology has revolutionized learning and in the field of computer assisted language learning, use of digital games has expanded significantly. One type of game that has been attracting interest is massively multiplayer online role-playing games (henceforth MMORPGs). Recent research has drawn attention to the potential of these games as arenas for

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A Semantic Study on Verbs of Human Senses in English under Cognitive Linguistics (Versus Vietnamese)

Cognitive Linguistics is a recontextualizing approach. In contrast with formal semantics, the conception of meaning that lies at the basis of this approach is not restricted to a referential, truth-functional type of meaning ‘ the type of meaning that you could express in logical terms.In contrast with formal semantics, the conception of meaning that lies

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The Discourse Strategy of Code Switching on SNS Texts: Focusing on the Case of Chinese-Korean and Chinese

This study aims to figure out the discourse functions of code switching which appears in the texts chatted on SNS, especially Kakaotalk(Korean Mobile Messanger) and Wechat(Chinese Mobile Messanger). In order to satisfy this purpose, this study observed and analyzed several dialogues of 10 Chinese Koreans and 10 Chinese people living in Korea. The results are

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Tagubhang: The Lifeblood of Living Traditions

Tagubhang is a literary theory conceived through the inspiration of the continuous rendition and performance of the oral narrative tradition of the people of Partido, a culturally-rich district in Camarines Sur, Bicol Region, Philippines. It has been conceived upon the observation of the poetics of the oral narratives locally called as osipon, systematically collected in

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The Study on Cost Comparisons of Various Card Sorting Methods

Card sorting has always been recognized as the most economical and effective method used to elicit users’ cognition. Therefore, it has been applied as the most common method to design libraries web information architectures based on user centered concepts. However, according to Nielsen’s 2004 study, to conduct card sorting experiments, the most appropriate number of

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User Friendly Requirements for Remodeling of Science Libraries: A Photo-Elicitation Study

Due to impacts of the internet and digital technology, the role and function of the university libraries are continually changing. University libraries provide comfortable and convenient spaces that are considered as the ‘second classroom’ for the students. For the College of Science, which gives more focus on experimental light reading, Science Libraries will definitely establish

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Digital Writing in the Workplace: The Present and the Future

As in most other fields of the humanities, writing has been greatly transformed by digital technologies, and this transformation is still undergoing. Writing is an omnipresent activity, both in our personal and professional lives. In professional settings in particular, writing receives growing attention from scholars because of its key role in the knowledge economy. Indeed,

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John Updike and the Grandeur of American Suburban Life

The standing of John Updike (1932-2009), a multiple prize-winning author of more than 60 books, has suffered over the last two decades. Updike’s great subject was ordinary middle class America. He strove to illuminate the truths of small town America, to reveal the beauty in its ordinariness. Updike captures the texture of ordinary American life

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Pali-Sanskrit Word and Expression Used in the Royal Tutelage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Through an analysis of Pali-Sanskrit (PL-SKT) word and expression employed in the royal tutelage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej as bestowed to graduates in commencement ceremonies of Thailand during B.E.2493-2537, the objectives of this study were to explore PL-SKT word and its sound and semantic change used in the royal tutelage of HM King Bhumibol

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The Otaku Culture in Brazil: The Brazilian Manga, The Impact in Medias and the Cultural Miscegenation Processes

The theme of the presentation is the Japanese pop culture in Brazil. The goal is to analyze the Brazilian manga, the cultural miscegenation process among Brazilian creators and the constitution of the otaku communities. In the translation of the otaku culture and its media products to Brazil, to the example of what always happened in

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Applying a Project Management Strategy to Rule of Law Programs: Recommendations for Myanmar Based on Lessons Learned From Afghanistan

Since 2003, the US government and international partners have worked to develop the rule of law in Afghanistan. This effort has focused on areas such as the judicial system, corrections system, informal justice system, legislative reform, legal education and anticorruption efforts. In a report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, RoL programs

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New Ceramics Out of Brunei Darussalam: A Teaching Exhibition

“New Ceramics Out of Brunei Darussalam: A Teaching Exhibition” was a recent studio-based exhibition of ceramic sculptures from local clay found on the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) campus, Brunei Darussalam. Geiger-Ho’s solo exhibition represented a body of work and its relationship to Brunei’s creative industries. Geiger-Ho’s exhibition was intended to be a teaching model

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Future Development in Community Murals and Future Investment in Teaching Artists

Prof. Kong Ho, a teaching artist for more than 25 years and a muralist for 18 years of them, considers himself to be a good source of “archived” experiences that he can share with others who might find them beneficial. This paper explores his inclusive and expansive study into community murals and the role of

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The Reflection of Justice in Performing Art: A Case Study of Contemporary Performing Art “Mae-Dok-Bhu-Som”

The Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux camelias) by Alexandre Dumas, Fils, is the most famous French novel, firstly published in 1848. It was translated and published in Thai language by Sangworn Krileak (first publication in 1981). The literature illustrated the social problems related with French morality during the middle of 1800s. It presents sentimentality

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Allied Health Undergraduate Research of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute: A Content Analysis

Educational institutions actively contribute to the research base of a profession through the scholarly outputs produced by their graduates. The content of these outputs reflects the research thrust of the institution and the quality of the researches written. This study analyzed the content of theses submitted to Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Medical Radiation Technology undergraduate

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Ideas of Justice and Punishment in Frank Johnson’s “Famous Detective Stories”

In 1939, after many decades of debate around the value of different types of reading, Australia imposed import restrictions ‘ the main target of these restrictions being ‘pulp’ fiction ‘ that lasted twenty years. In response to this regulatory action a number of publishing houses emerged, almost overnight, to fill the void and supply Australian

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Serving Justice at Multiple Levels: Emotional Satisfactions Created in Yumemakura Baku’s “Abe No Seimei” Stories

Justice is considered universally a core value of the human world, although different cultures and times have their own specific approaches to justice and principles of measuring whether justice has been done. In different contexts, the scope and ponderings concerning justice are also very different. In response to the LibrAsia 2016 call to look into

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Academic Library Buildings in the Electronic Age in the Philippines: A Study of Planning and Design Considerations

Academic library buildings are important centers for the efficient delivery of library services. This study primarily sought to determine the planning and design considerations that led to the satisfaction among the selected academic library buildings completed between 2003 to 2013 in the Philippines. This study, which utilized descriptive method of research, revealed significant similarities on

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Disneyization of Davao City’s Public Spaces: The Myth and Amusement in Kublai Millan’s Not-So-Indigenous Sculptures

This paper explores the relationship between the role of Davao-based artist Kublai Millan’s gigantic art sculptures and the Disneyization of the public spaces in Davao City. This paper further argues how the sculptures were considered as authentic representations of indigenous peoples and cultures in the city, as well as depictions of nationalism, indigeneity and visual

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Justice As Mercy and Revenge: Antigone, Medea, Montecristo, Yong Pal

This paper is about personal justice understood in two of its opposite manifestations, mercy and revenge, and oriented against official and public law seen as untrustworthy. It is also about globalized archetypes and intercultural communication. The archetype chosen for mercy is Sophocle’s play Antigone, and the archetype for revenge is Euripides’ Medea. Some evolution will be

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Role of Televisual Literacy in Second Language Teaching

In non-native English speaking countries like Asian countries, where English is learnt as second language, teachers explore innovative practices for SLT. Televisual aids are really helpful as teaching tool. The present paper is writer’s endeavour to know how and why they work. Television, in present days, is used in social system by 95%. Although in

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September 11, 2001: U.S. Ruling Class Agenda for Hegemony

The attacks of September 11, 2001 represented a turning point in modern history. The United States’ territories were attacked for the second time ever, victims belonged to different nationalities, ethnicities and religions; and the attacks received intensive, long-lasting, coverage by media agencies across the globe. Additionally, the attacks were followed by a US-led global war

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The Co-Created Performing Artistic Space: The Urban Office Garden

One of the natural spaces closest to human living space is the garden, the outdoor space which could integrate natural energy of fire, wind, water, earth, and air into our daily life, directly enhance our holistic health of body, mind, and spirit. In some cultures, like Japanese Zen gardening, the garden space is the area

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The Ingenuity of Kapampangan Novels in the 20th Century

The inquiry is a breakthrough attempt to initiate an investigation on Kapampangan novels that have flourished in the early 20th century after more than three centuries of Spanish conquest and during the early part of the American occupation. The province of Pampanga which has been inaugurated by Spain in 1571 has recorded multiple revolts against

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Between Justice and Love: Buffy Summers as Chosen Vampire Slayer

This study discusses how the different morals of justice and love are thematized in the role of Buffy Summers, the main protagonist in the Saturn Award-winning TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Prior to the 20th century, vampire served as antagonists, depicted as the embodiment of evil in various media. The modern vampire genre has

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Yogad Folksongs of Echague: Reflections of Life and of Love

This paper endeavored to translate a collection of Yogad folk songs of Echague, Isabela, Philippines. It further explores the folk songs thematically to establish the Yogad’s identity as indigenous peoples. The paper establishes the significant role of folk songs in the life cycle of the Yogad tribe reflecting their culture and traditions. This is a

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The Effect of Explicit Grammar Instruction on Language Learning

Explicit grammar instruction in the second language (L2) classroom is an increasingly important area that requires more research. Second language acquisition (SLA) researchers investigate the role of explicit grammar instruction and its impact on achievement. However, the findings are inconclusive. The present study, therefore, sets out to investigate the impact of teaching the target language

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Peaking Emotions Positively: Discovering Viewers’ Justice in Reality TV and all Its Glory!

In the current glory of reality TV, the ideology of viewers’ justification revolves highly around their acceptance and recognition of the TV series. In truth, reality TV possess high capability in influencing viewers’ feelings and emotions despite of viewers’ inability to notice their affection towards the content of the show. This was stated as the

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A Bibliometric Analysis of the Technology Acceptance Literature (1989-2014)

The technology acceptance model (TAM) has generated a long-term impact on management research and recent education literature. However, only little attention was given to bibliographically review the literature development on the ideas of technology acceptance. While many research reviews focused on reexamining the interrelationships among TAM constructs through meta analysis, only few provided systematic overview

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The Ghostly Double: The Crisis of (Gendered) Subjectivity and Self in Asato Mari’s “Bairokeshon”

From Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” to Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” the double or doppelg√§nger motif remains prevalent in psychological horror films. The idea of a divided/ duplicated self involves the disassociation of one’s identity that often results in the creation of an uncontrollable evil ‘other’. Moreover, the double is deeply connected to the Freudian concept of

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An Investigation on Vibrotactile Emotional Patterns for Blindfolded People

Different feeling and cognition was often triggered by the tactile exploration process, such as the reaction of tactile emotional linking. These reaction might occur in different patterns of Human-Computer interaction. According to the compilation of relevant literature, the previous works lacked this important issue that deeply investigate the cognition of vibrotactile emotion. Therefore, it is

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Affective Learning in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMO)

Online Games are created by having certain content specification for users to play with each other through an imaginative virtual environment. The key elements for each game differ based on the gaming objectives that can demonstrate analytical gaming skills among users. However, previous research indicates that in comparison to successful virtual game of Massively Multiplayer

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Survey on the Role of Visual Arts in Reading Motivation and Visual Tranquility among Managers, Librarians and Library Users of Tehran

This research studies the role of artistic atmosphere in public libraries in order to create reading motivation and providing visual tranquility for the clients. The main role of public library is to disseminate information without discrimination and help social justice to reduce information gap of the society. So libraries can use visual arts to attract

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Discussion and Application of 3D and 2D Aperture Problems

In Kinetic art, most visual effects are related to visual psychology. By the mean of literature review, this current study analyzed the dynamics optical illusion between the 3D aperture problems caused by rotating the form with spiral pattern and the 2D aperture problems caused by dynamic flat line from the angle of visual psychology. Based

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Using a Role Play to Improve Stress and Intonation for Thai Learners

The purpose of this study was to improve learners’ pronunciation focusing on word stress and intonation through a role play. From the purposive random sampling method, 45 of the first year bachelor’s degree students who study in Rajamanagala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima in the first semester of the academic year 2015, were selected

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A Preliminary Study of Sports Picture Books applied on High School Special Education Students’ Sports Cognition and Sports Learning Interests

The development about cognition, personality, morality, and life could be promoted on picture books (Lin & Wu, 2014). In the past picture books were widely used in special education areas such as, life education (Peng, 2013), social skills (Tsai, 2014), and gender education (Chang, 2014). Nevertheless the utilization in the special physical education field of

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Justice- Adrift in the Filmosphere

The world of cinema treats ‘justice’ in a nuanced way. If the film depicts conflict zones, justice sometimes becomes the kernel of the chronicle. Lemon Tree (2008) and J√Æn (2013) ‘ from Israel and Turkey are two of the films which convey post-positivist connotations of justice. Lemon Tree is an Israeli film directed by Eran

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Embedding of Buddhism Reflected through the Language of Thai People

Language and religion are regarded as the human’s culture. Human succeeds to religion through the language usage. Meanwhile, religion influences to language usage of people in each society. In Thailand, most populations follow Buddhism. Thereby, Buddhism is held as the important base of Thai culture. Mostly, thoughts of Thai people as well as the language

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The Law of the Ghost: Late Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories in China and Britain

The laws of the human world is often seen as inadequate in implementing justice, so that imaginations about an alternative law appear frequently in literature, and that is the law of the ghost. Cultural imaginations of the ghost in both East and West are closely related with ideas of justice. In traditional Chinese culture the

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An Act of Not Forgetting: Representation of 1965’s Events in Leila S. Chudori’s “Pulang” and N. Riantiarno’s “Cermin Merah”

The events of 1965 are one of unforgettable events in Indonesia history. Many of Indonesian people believed that Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI) or Indonesia communist party was responsible for kidnapping and murdering seven highly-ranked Indonesia army generals. Later on, this act was considered to be an act of coup d’Etat to the government. Their cruel

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A Communication Requirements Research of Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy

This study looks into the communication needs of a young cerebral palsy (CP) patient with severe physical disability and speech impairment. This individual case study involves interviews with the caretaker, observation of the patient’s living habits, and development of customized assistive technology. A vocabulary database of the patient is made for the development of an

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Schematic Figures As Foregrounding Elements in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

A writer’s style of persuasion is worth analysing, especially when this style can serve as a powerful tool to convey the writer’s persuasive goal in a speech as well as to highlight the aesthetics of the language used. In this case, a writer can use certain linguistic features to function as foregrounding elements in the

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The Relation between Justice and Martyrdoms in Religious Art: The Paintings in the Church of the Gesù Depicting Japanese Martyrdoms

Martyrdoms are powerful political instruments that convey different aspects of the concept of justice. Legally speaking, they refer to public executions carried out as punishment for breaking the law. However, they are usually regarded as unjust acts performed by a ruling class which, ultimately, strengthen the martyr’s righteous cause. This multifaceted relationship between the concepts

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The Sound Exchange of Movement: A Study on the Current Soundscape Conditions of Taiwan’s Metro System

Soundscape developed in Europe and Canada. In 1996, it was incorporated into urban planning in Japan. In recent years, Taiwan has begun attaching value to the conceptual application of soundscape, which is reflected on the actuation of the 2015 Taipei Soundscape project. The development of the rapid transit in Taiwan is entering into its second