List of John Benjamins publications for which Shoichi Matsumura plays a role.
The impact of predeparture instruction on pragmatic development during study abroad: A learning strategies perspective. Second language pragmatic development in study abroad contexts, Sánchez-Hernández, Ariadna (ed.), pp. 152–1752022.
This study investigates the impact of a predeparture intervention on developing pragmatic knowledge in a study abroad context. The study included 66 university-level Japanese learners of English who participated in a four-month study abroad program in Canada. The intervention consisted of the… read more | Article
Self-efficacy beliefs among non-specialist teachers in primary English education. Language Teaching for Young Learners 4:1, pp. 118–1422022.
Although the teaching of English to primary school children has been rapidly growing in many English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) countries around the world, a shortage of specialist teachers remains a persistent challenge. Consequently, non-specialists, such as homeroom teachers initially trained… read more | Article