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Integration of Individualized Learning and Classroom Teaching by Using Web-Based Training
This paper reports the practice of English language teaching for the first year university students in two listening classes, intending to combine classroom teaching and individualized learning. A Web-Based Training (WBT) system was implemented in these two courses in order to overcome some problems which will be easily observed in the classroom teaching. Since each learner has different aptitudes, a certain instruction may be effective for some but ineffective for the others. It is true that instructions should be flexible so as to balance out the students' aptitudes. However, as far as a teacher controls the lessons, there would still be some difficulties for students to commit themselves to learning. Therefore, the present courses were planned to utilize the WBT system, named Gyuto-e, for the purpose of involving students into self-learning. Three kinds of tests were conducted at the beginning and the end of the courses to measure the achievement of the learners. Of the three tests, TOEIC test scores show positive tendencies, compared with the students in other classes.