Master of Arts (M.A.)
In this thesis, the author examines several cultural and social factors that assist and hinder Japanese learners in acquiring speaking and listening skills (communicative skills) in English. A study was undertaken to explain the situation of Teaching English as second language in Japan and focused on the area of cultural and social factors that contribute to the proficiency of learning English. This study involves with interviews of six Japanese English Teachers and four Assistant Language Teachers and a survey to forty students. Through the study, the author found current situation of Oral Communication class and students' perception toward Oral Communication in Japan.
Murase, Miyuki, "What social or cultural factors assist or hinder Japanese learners in acquiring communication skills in English?" (2001). Capstone Projects and Theses. 221.