Miyuki Fukai is a Ph.D. student of Language Education, School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). Between 1995 and 1997, she participated in the Japanese Exchange (JALEX) program sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and taught Japanese in a high school and middle school in Columbus, Indiana.
In March 1998, she received a B.A. in Japanese pedagogy through Osaka University of Foreign Studies. She has been at IUB since September 1998. While studying for her Ph.D. degree , she also teaches beginning-level Japanese courses at IUB.
Her research interests include the use of computer-mediated communication in foreign language learning, particularly issues related to interaction and learners1 affective factors such as anxiety and motivation. .
I'm going to present how the World Wide Web and/or e-mail can help teachers and learners meet the National Standards. I draw upon evidence from my pilot study and share some ideas of internet-based activities to address the Japanese Standards.
Fukai sensei's paper is at
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