Mentoring-based English language learning system : International students as mentors in “HELP!”
リュウガクセイ ト ノ メンタリング ニ ヨル エイゴ カクシュウ シエン ノ ココロミ
歳岡, 冴香 ,
トシオカ, サエカToshioka, Saeka
91 , 2016-03-31 , 大阪大学全学教育推進機構 , オオサカ ダイガク ゼンガク キョウイク スイシン キコウ
This paper describes the aim and outline of an English language learning support system called “HELP!” or the Harmonized English Learning Program. The project was launched by Osaka University’s Center for International Education and Exchange, with the support of the British Council and the Eiken Foundation of Japan. The project aims to help local students achieve higher scores on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) to make them eligible for exchange programs that offer a semester or a full year of study abroad. Each year, more than 100 Osaka University students participate in exchange programs at overseas partner universities; however, many more students struggle to achieve the IELTS score of 6.0 required for eligibility to the programs. Project HELP! will assist those who have already studied on their own but need additional support to succeed. In addition, the project will also contribute toward accelerating the campus’ globalization; it will encourage interaction between international students and Japanese students by pairing them as mentors and mentees. The mentors will first complete an intensive two-day course on the IELTS, so that they are well prepared to teach their mentees. After every mentoring session, the mentees wil leave notes on a web-based mentoring support system called “MEnTOR” to indicate their progress in learning. This record will also be shared with their mentors.