Name

OGA BALDWIN, William L. Q.

Official Title

Professor

Affiliation

(School of Education)

Sub-affiliation

Sub-affiliation

Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences(Graduate School of Education)

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:

A mixed method investigation of foreign language engagement and motivation

2012/-0-2014/-0

Allocation Class:¥2860000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Investigating foreign language motivation, self-concept, and achievement in secondary schools

2017Collaborator:Luke K. Fryer

Research Results Outline:In this study, I surveyed junior high school students to test their abilityIn this study, I surveyed junior high school students to test their ability beliefs and achievement in Mathematics, Japanese...In this study, I surveyed junior high school students to test their ability beliefs and achievement in Mathematics, Japanese, and English. Prior research has shown that ability beliefs, including self-efficacy and self-concept, can be powerful predictors of success in school. Using a cross-lag auto-lag design, the results showed that ability beliefs for each subject (Mathematics, Japanese, and English) predicted self-concept in the same subject. Likewise, ability beliefs for each subject predicted achievement in those subjects. Only cross-subject (i.e. Mathmatics -> English, English -> Japanese) predictive relationship was found. A positive ability to use English lead to greater confidence for Japanese, with indirect effects on achievement.Based on these results, I conclude that Japanese junior high school students who had developed a positive self-concept for English at the beginning of their first year of junior high school developed a more positive self-concept for Japanese by the end of that same school year. Based on these results and conclusions, we see that students' early learning of English can have positive effects on their own language confidence and achievement. These results indicate that early foreign language learning has positive long term effects.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Intermediate Low English Communication 2 ASchool of Education2019fall semester
Primary Subject in EnglishSchool of Education2019spring semester
Teaching Methods in Primary English LanguageSchool of Education2019fall semester
Seminar in English Language and Literature I-1 HSchool of Education2019spring semester
Seminar in English Language and Literature I-2 HSchool of Education2019fall semester
Seminar in English Language and Literature II-1 HSchool of Education2019spring semester
Seminar in English Language and Literature II-2 HSchool of Education2019fall semester
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)School of Education2019spring semester
Teaching PracticumSchool of Education2019fall semester
Academic Reading & Writing I DSchool of Education2019spring semester
Academic Reading & Writing II DSchool of Education2019fall semester
Introduction to Language and Communication ASchool of Education2019spring semester
Introduction to Language and Communication ESchool of Education2019fall semester
Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M-1)Graduate School of Education2019spring semester
Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M-2)Graduate School of Education2019fall semester
Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M1-1)Graduate School of Education2019spring semester
Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M1-2)Graduate School of Education2019fall semester
Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M2-1)Graduate School of Education2019spring semester
Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M2-2)Graduate School of Education2019fall semester
Special Lecture in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Research methods in language education 1)Graduate School of Education2019spring semester
Special Lecture in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Research methods in language education 2)Graduate School of Education2019fall semester
English Education Studies (D-1)Graduate School of Education2019spring semester
English Education Studies (D-2)Graduate School of Education2019fall semester
Applied Linguistics in English (D-1)Graduate School of Education2019spring semester
Applied Linguistics in English (D-2)Graduate School of Education2019fall semester