Is writing fanfiction helpful?

Introduction This blog post tries to explore how fanfiction net offered by networked technologies and fan culture help English language learners develop their English language and writing skills by doing a case study on Nanako, a Chinese immigrant who posts her stories and maintain ing the discussion committed to a Japanese writer. From Nanako’s stories, it […]

Emerging Technologies — Mobile Apps for Language Learning

By Phoebe, Zoe Zhou, Carrie and Fiona   The Changing Mobile Environment As mobile phones and gadgets become more affordable, it is no surprise that young people love mobile technology more than ever and use it regularly. Teachers and teachers-to-be, have you thought of employing mobile devices to cater to diversified learning needs? George Chinnery […]

Using Mobile Phones in English Education

Posted by Viela, Leslie and Lexie   Introduction Nowadays, when you walk onto any university campus in Japan, you will find a majority of students carrying mobile phones. Many will be silently tapping away, composing or reading e-mail, as they walk between classes. Japanese young people have been quick to adopt a mobile technology that […]