Development and evaluation of english listening study materials for business people who use mobile devices: A case study

Masanori Yamada, Satoshi Kitamura, Noriko Shimada, Takafumi Utashiro, Katsusuke Shigeta, Etsuji Yamaguchi, Richard Harrison, Yuhei Yamauchi, Jun Nakahara

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Abstract

This study aims to verify the effectiveness of English language materials using mobile devices for businesspeople in terms of the effect on motivation, overall learning perfor-mance, and practical performance in real business situations. We compared the use of materials developed from business English for a sales department in a company envi-ronment, using two cohorts of learners, one from the sales division and the other from other divisions in the company. The results showed that the materials were effective for the enhancement of motivation in both groups of employees. Moreover, the test scores in overall learning performance for both cohorts increased after learning with the mate-rials. However, the learners in sales positions recognized the effectiveness of the output activities (e.g., speaking) more than that of nonsales personnel because of the direct applicability of the learning materials to their business needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-66
Number of pages23
JournalCALICO Journal
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Yamada, M., Kitamura, S., Shimada, N., Utashiro, T., Shigeta, K., Yamaguchi, E., Harrison, R., Yamauchi, Y., & Nakahara, J. (2012). Development and evaluation of english listening study materials for business people who use mobile devices: A case study. CALICO Journal, 29(1), 44-66. https://doi.org/10.11139/cj.29.1.44-66