Dr. Kinji Ito, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Fall 2021
Project: “A Pilot Study: Motivation as a Factor in Second Language Acquisition”
The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund grant helped Dr. Ito reassure the importance of conducting action research in the classroom. This also led him to redefine the focus of his investigation in depth for future research.
According to Ito, the SAFE grant helped him provide his students with an environment in which they could freely express their learning experience and exchange their thoughts with their peers. Providing such an opportunity in uncertain times offered the students a sense of togetherness.
The study was conducted with the help of the SAFE grant had over two dozen participants.
About the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses that enhance students’ understanding of other cultures and languages as well as their own, making them prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world. Learn more at https://dllc.appstate.edu.
About the SAFE Fund
Initially endowed by Hughlene and Bill Frank, the College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund provides resources that can be used to support undergraduate, graduate and faculty experiences. The SAFE Fund provides funding for college priorities and opportunities that arise throughout the year. These unrestricted funds support student and faculty travel, publication support for faculty and student research opportunities. Learn more at: https://cas.appstate.edu/students/student-and-faculty-excellence-safe-fund.