Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
This project is a research paper about low self-esteem Japanese students who have a hard time communicating with Americans in spite of the fact that their English ability is high enough. It is based on my private teaching experience with one of many Japanese students in Boston. This paper is composed of two sections. The first section shows that low self-esteem can be one of the main obstacles to foreign language acquisition for Japanese students. The second section is about what we can do as ESL teachers.
First and Second Language Acquisition | International and Comparative Education | Social Psychology and Interaction
Tanaka, Mami, "Don’t Be Afraid To Communicate with Americans: Research About Low Self-esteem Japanese Students in the United States. How ESL Teachers Can Build Students’ Self-esteem in the Class." (2002). MA TESOL Collection. 390.