Kaneko Atsuko
   Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Business Administration
   Position   Associate Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2018/09
Type Academic Journal
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title An approach to measuring the effects of study abroad on communication competence
Contribution Type Sole-authored
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page pp.75-78
Details Study abroad is one of the experiences promoted to university students, and target language acquisition is perceived as its biggest outcome However, compared to social skills or character skills, foreign language proficiency is not necessarily highly valued in the Japanese workplace. This is a case study based on semi-structured interview data collected from Japanese undergraduate students to investigate what outcomes they perceive to be the result of a study abroad. The data were analyzed, and 'initiating communication' and 'extraversion' were consistently mentioned as outcomes by the informants.