Management of L-café

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The L-café provides a social learning space where Japanese and international students can come together to learn foreign languages and about other cultures through social interaction. In this narrative, the current manager of the L-café discusses the challenges she faced in taking over from the previous manager and the changes she implemented. Based on several months of observation and questionnaire results, she felt she needed to change the direction of the facility in order to create a more open and inclusive environment. To attract more students to the L-café and facilitate their entry into the environment, she took steps to provide more structured learning activities and more clearly delineated job descriptions for the student workers emphasizing their role as service providers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Spaces for Language Learning
Subtitle of host publicationStories from the L-café
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781137530103
ISBN (Print)9781137530097
Publication statusPublished - Dec 8 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Foreign language learning
  • Learning center management
  • Narrative
  • Out-of-class learning
  • Social learning space
  • Student workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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