Explore Alternatives in On-line/On-Demand Type of Language Teaching – The Case of TOEIC Preparation Course in a Japanese University

Abstract

With the spread of Covid-19, many of the universities in Japan were required to introduce on-line/on-demand courses all the sudden in 2020 academic year. Concerning this new teaching system, there has been a strong debate whether the above stated educational system has a positive influence on the students. Last Spring semester in the 2020 academic year, the presenter taught TOEIC preparation course through on-demand teaching method. He has been teaching this course for a considerable long time including advanced, intermediate, and introductory level. However, for all the fact that the presenter has a long-time teaching experience, he has been forced to keep finding small changes in teaching method. With this urgent but educationally interesting background, in this presentation, firstly, the presenter will talk about the teaching methods he utilized throughout the semester together with the brief literature review of the on-line/on-demand type language teaching. Then, he will discuss on the survey result of the questionnaire he has distributed during the course in order to share how the students really felt and thought this new system. Lastly, he will explain the improvement of English language proficiency by showing the test result. In conclusion, as is stated above, the presenter will explore and suggest some of the benefit of the alternative teaching method in on-line/on demand type of language education in the case of TOEIC preparation course in the academic institution in Japan.



Author Information
Arata Fujimaki, Tokai University, Japan

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2020
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)

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