James York on the virtual language learning environment that he created in the world of Minecraft for students of Japanese as part of his PhD research.
Professor Frances Shiobara examines whether Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule can be applied to language learning and examines opportunities for maximising students’ second language acquisition in the context of the Japanese education system.
Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova examines the traditions and innovations of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Russia, and gives a short history of its development in the country.
Ken Wilson is interviewed on the assumptions that surround language learning. What is essential when learning a new language? Should your teacher be a native speaker of the language?