Journal of Undergraduate Research


second language, immersion school, English, Japanese, students




Asian and Near Eastern Languages


Learning a second language is difficult. While learning, writing and speaking are treated as though they are two totally separate things. It is evident that people do not speak the same way they write, but that does not mean that speaking and writing should be divided. What if it was possible to create written assignments that would help increase the oral fluency of the learner? This would make home-work assignments more efficient by optimizing how students use their time studying at home. It would take away the pressure of having to learn all verbal communications within the confines of the class. The student would be able to practice, cement, learn, and preform natural oral communication while at home as well as in the classroom. That is what was attempted in this project.