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This is a work-related study concerning the language laboratory in Japan. It is primarily based on my working experience at the National L.L. School, my student teaching site, and at the Seibi Bunka Center (Seibi Cultural Center) where I worked as a coordinator sent from the National office. It is also supported by my study of selected articles in Modern Language Journal, books written by Japanese experts, a report of Osaka-fu Kagaku Kyoiku Center ( The Osaka Prefectural Educational Science Center) where I attended lectures on the language laboratory, and information from a questionnaire sent to secondary school teachers who attended the workshop seminar held at the Asia Center in 1974. If this study pictures the use of the language laboratory for English teaching in Japan and adds some understanding of the learning siatuation to those interested in teaching there, the objectives of the study will be fulfilled.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Phonetics and Phonology | Teacher Education and Professional Development