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IJIET 2022 Vol.12(4): 299-304 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2022.12.4.1618

Adapting e-Learning for Japanese EFL Students

Robert W. Long III and Hiroaki Watanabe

Abstract—This study examined the effect e-learning had on second-year Japanese university English as a Foreign Language (EFL) student Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) scores, which is a standardized English test. The English language learner e-learning system was developed by Gyuto-e ASP and had 800 multiple-choice listening questions. The four research questions were focused on the following: the possible differences in the TOEIC scores between the students who had completed the online module and those who had not; the possible score differences between genders; and whether any students had completed the e-learning but had not had any significant increases in their TOEIC scores. It was found that all tests were statistically non-significant at a 5% level. Further research is to be conducted on improving the e-learning program usage so that it has a more direct and meaningful effect on the students’ test scores.

Index Terms—EFL, e-learning, English education, Gyuto-e, Japanese student.

The authors are with the Foreign Language Department, Institute of Liberal Arts, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Japan (e-mail: long@dhs.kyutech.ac.jp, watanabe@dhs.kyutech.ac.jp).


Cite: Robert W. Long III and Hiroaki Watanabe, "Adapting e-Learning for Japanese EFL Students," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 299-304, 2022.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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