A pattern language for improving foreign language skills when studying abroad

Haruka Iba, Takashi Iba

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Abstract

In this paper, a pattern language for improving foreign language skills when studying abroad, which describes effective practices to improve language skills, is presented. This pattern language comprises 39 patterns, which are classified into three different categories: Place to Speak, Opportunity Building, and Thinking in the foreign language. It was developed from interviews conducted with college students and graduates who had studied abroad when they were in junior high school or high school. The process of creating this pattern language is described and five of the 39 patterns, namely, Active Questioner, Favorite TV Show, Personal Word Book, Reading while Listening, and Thorough Rewriting are presented. Furthermore, an experience chart of using this pattern language is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362061
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 3
Event24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2019 - Irsee, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jul 32019 Jul 7

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2019
CountryGermany
CityIrsee
Period19/7/319/7/7

Keywords

  • English as second language
  • Foreign language skills
  • Learning
  • Pattern language
  • Studying abroad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Iba, H., & Iba, T. (2019). A pattern language for improving foreign language skills when studying abroad. In Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2019 [a13] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3361149.3361162