Online ISSN : 2432-1389
Print ISSN : 2432-1370
ISSN-L : 2432-1370
University Language Exchange Classes: Analyzing Student and Instructor Feedback for Improvement
Kevin Crowley
ジャーナル オープンアクセス

2024 年 9 巻 p. 14-30


Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) uniquely hosts nearly equal proportions of Japanese and international students, giving the opportunity for shared language classes (i.e., English-Japanese exchange classes). This research paper provides an analysis of survey results conducted during the Spring 2023 semester, investigating the perceptions of students and educators regarding exchange classes at APU. Using a mixed-method approach, the survey examined enjoyment, significance, ideal frequency, and scheduling methods, in addition to gauging satisfaction and pinpointing areas of discontent. The dataset includes feedback from 30 language educators from both the English and Japanese sections of the Center for Language Education at APU, as well as from 195 language students, with roughly equal numbers from both English-based and Japanese-based sections. Based on the analysis, students displayed greater enthusiasm for language exchange classes compared to teachers. This paper offers insights that the Center for Language Education, which encompasses both English and Japanese language courses, can use to enhance its language exchange class offerings.

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