Lessons from a Successful Translingual Community

  • Patrick Kiernan


This chapter looks further into the values and differing perspectives and experiences of the community. It considers unpleasant and rewarding experiences and what they suggest about community values. Based on an overview of the experiences, it offers answers to the questions: “What is the best way to learn a language?” “When should you study abroad?” “How long should you study abroad?” and their perspectives on English education in Japan. Finally, the chapter considers some reflections on the learning history interview as a “narrative task” in a task-based learning framework oriented towards advanced learners.


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  • Patrick Kiernan
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  1. 1.KenkyutoMeiji UniversityTokyoJapan

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