Research Activities

2015

Application of instructional design to training and teaching improvement

January 2015
Software Engineers Association
Shizuka Kozaki, Junichi Saito, Fumiko Kuramoto
http://sea.jp/SIGEDU/forum.htm

2014

Digitization of beginner lesson materials-Remote control using iPhone (Demonstration)

August 2014
Nihongo Gakko Kyoiku Kenkyu Taikai
Masaharu Morooka

Verification of the understanding of a new grammar theory (the Ezoe grammar) that presents Japanese basic grammar items structurally and visually in a diagram

July 2014
Sydney International Conference on Japanese Language Education 2014
Shiano Oyama, Rina Kuwahara
https://icjle2014.arts.unsw.edu.au/jp/program?id=584&t=ppid

Training for an explanation in Japanese in business communication – Reports of lessons for global employee (Poster presentation)

2014
JISSEN KENKYU forum
Shizuka Kozaki, Junichi Saito

2013

Development of teaching materials Interactive Whiteboard-digitized classroom- (Demonstration)

August 2013
Nihongo Gakko Kyoiku Kenkyu Taikai
Yuko Naito, Yukiyo Yoshida, Akiko Kubota, Tomoko Matsumoto

Investigation of the method to classify conventional Japanese learning item by the Ezoe grammar theory

June 2013
Article GENGO BUNKA TO NIHONGO KYOUIKU No.45 (2013)
Shiano Oyama

2012

Investigation of the method to classify conventional Japanese learning item by the Ezoe grammar theory

November 2012
The 45th NIHONGO BUNKA KENKYUUKAI
Shiano Oyama

The tentative classification and systematization of the Ezoe grammar (Poster presentation)

August 2012
International Conference on Japanese Language Education 2012
Shiano Oyama, Hiroko Yamamoto, Rina Kuwahara, Wakana Kawashima (KAI Japanese Language School) Kyoko Mori (Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute School) Norito Hiraoka, Takashi Abe (Seifu Institute of It and Japanese Language)

Attempt of communication training for business people -class development and result

2012
International Conference on Japanese Language Education 2012
Shizuka Kozaki, Fumiko Kuramoto, Junichi Saito, Tomoko Matsumoto

Communication training for trainees

2012
Business Japanese Group
Shizuka Kozaki, Junichi Saito, Tomoko Matsumoto, Fumiko Kuramoto

2011

Visualizing grammar structures with the Ezoe method: A case of practice in the classroom

December 2011
The 43rd NIHONGO BUNKA KENKYUUKAI
Shiano Oyama

2010

PODCAST as teaching material to acquire vocabulary with collocation

August 2010
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project, 2009: “Research and Development of Curriculum”)
Yuko Naito / Rieko Sakai / Tomoko Matsumoto / Masaharu Morooka

Attempt of analysis type lesson for advanced conversation ~ aspiring to improve pragmatic knowledge

August 2010
The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Spring Conference 2010 (Voluntary presentation)
Emi Matsuo / Naomi Matsumoto / Masako Nakamura

Development and implementation of “CAN-DO at the Beginner level!”, teaching material for target achievement

August 2010
Nihongo Gakko Kyoiku Kenkyu Taikai (Poster presentation)
Junichi Saito / Shinobu Dan / Nanae Miyagi

2009

“Problem solving capability training” for advanced Japanese language learners

2009
Language Education Foundation 2009; Working papers
Shiano Oyama / Yoshio Okubo

2008

New approach toward nonverbal training ~ through development of “Character conversation”

August 2008
Nihongo Gakko Kyoiku Kenkyu Taikai (Voluntary presentation)
Emi Matsuo / Hiroko Yamamoto

Attempt of Japanese language lesson to improve problem solving capability

July 2008
36th Japanese language culturology research conference
Shiano Oyama / Yoshio Okubo

2007

In search for the effective learning and teaching method for shadowing

August 2007
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project, 2007: “Research and Development of Curriculum”)
Hitoshi Saito/Michiko Fukazawa/Rieko Sakai/Masako Nakamura

Research on the needs of short-term stay learners: In revising Monthly Open Course

August 2007
(Presented in 2007 The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Conference)
Shiano Oyama/Hitoshi Saito

Report on shadowing practices in group lessons

May 2007
(Poster presentation in 2007, The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Spring Conference)
Hitoshi Saito/Michiko Fukazawa/Masako Nakamura/Rieko Sakai

2006

Supporting learners in taking the initiative to speak: Trying out “Danwa-shitsu” (conversation room).

May 2006
(Poster presentation in 2006, The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Spring Conference)
Michiko Fukazawa/Yuko Kawakita

Development of shadowing materials and its effect

March 2006
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project, 2005: “Research and Development of Curriculum”)
Hitoshi Saito/Keiko Yoshimoto/Michiko Fukazawa/Tomoko Onoda/Rieko Sakai

2005

Improving teachers’ ability for inward and outward communications: An attempt to change teachers’ consciousness and behavior

May 2005
Presented at the final presentation for advanced training in 2004, The National Institute for Japanese Language
Kazuhiro Nakamura/Emi Matsuo/Ayako Masuda/Yurie Noguchi

2004

Improving writing lessons for intermediate levels: Writing lessons with Japanese supporters

April 2004
Language EducationFoundation 2004
Keiko Yoshimoto/Reiko Matsui/Miyuki Ogawa/Rina Kuwahara/Junko Nashimoto

Collaborative Project on supporting students attending Japanese language schools.

March 2004
-An experiment on the student-exchange group by language selection, using peer-support- (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project: “Research and Development of Curriculum” )
Keiko Yoshimoto/ Hiroko Yamamoto/ Takiko Takeuchi/ Naomi Matsumoto/ Michiko Fukazawa/ Shoko Alberding/ Chikako Onoda/ Shinichiro Tokoku

How to motivate learners to voluntarily express themselves

March 2004
(Training Course for Senior Instructor of The National Institute for Japanese Language)
Masako Nakamura (KAI Japanese Language School) / Sakura Shoda (System Toyo Gaigo)

2003

Speech and discussion classes based on the collaboration of students and teachers

August 2003
-Programming and raising teachers’ consciousness on the specific skills for an active class- (Presented in 2003 The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Conference)
Keiko Yoshimoto/ Yuko Kawakita/ Michiko Fukazawa

Collaborative Project on supporting students attending Japanese language schools.

March 2003
-An experiment on the student-exchange group by language selection, using peer-support- (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project: “Research and Development of Curriculum” )
Keiko Yoshimoto/ Hiroko Yamamoto/ Eri Nakano/ Takiko Takeuchi

Inter Personal Expression for Beginner’s Level

March 2003
(Training Course for Senior Instructor of The National Institute for Japanese Language)
Humiko Kuramoto

Speech and discussion classes based on the collaboration of students and teachers

March 2003
-Programming and raising the teachers consciousness on the specific skills for an active class- (Training Course for Senior Instructor of The National Institute for Japanese Language)
Keiko Yoshimoto/ Yuko Kawakita/ Michiko Fukazawa

2000

Study Needs Investigation on the Current Situation in Japan and the Japanese Culture, conducted on Japanese Schools

March 2000
(1998 Ministry of Education Subsidized Project – Research and Development of Study Materials)
Tomoko Misumi/ Hiroko Yamamoto

1998

The Acceptance Problem of a Japanese School – Focusing on Number of Academic Term Dates

March 1998
(Presented in 1997 Japan Association for International Student Education 1st Convention)
Hiroko Yamamoto

Basic Investigation for Establishing a Japanese Ability Evaluation Method for Prospective Students Who Want to Study Japanese in Japan

March 1998
(1996 Ministry of Education Subsidized Research)
Emi Matsuo

1997

Multi-Role Play for Cultural Educational Purposes – Hosting a Welcome Party and its Report

August 1997
(Presented in 1995 Neo-Japanese Study Group)
Tomoko Misumi/ Hiroko Yamamoto/ Emi Matsuo

Development of Video Culture Assimilator for Beginner and Intermediate Japanese Learners and Report on Training

April 1997
(Presented in 1996 The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research SIETAR JAPAN Conference)
Tomoko Misumi/ Hiroko Yamamoto/ Masami Omori/ Toyoko Kono

Study on Practice and Evaluation of Cultural Exchange in a Japanese Language Education Institution

March 1997
(Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education (B). Research Number 07907023.)
Hiroko Yamamoto

Search for Effective Learning Counseling for Students
with Learning Disabilities through Case Studies

February 1997
(Counseling Study subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Etsuko Kono

1996

Development and Trial of Culture Assimilator Focusing on Advanced Japanese Learners

October 1996
(Presented in 1995 The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Fall Conference)
Tomoko Misumi

Investigation on Factors Preventing Learning Japanese for Establishment of Learning Japanese

February 1996
(Counseling Study subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Etsuko Koda

Research on Kanji Study Materials and Curriculum for Students of Non-Kanji Backgrounds
Autonomous Learning Support Program

February 1996
(Counseling Study subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Eri Nakano

1995

Research on Life Adjustment of Non-Japanese (2)

February 1995
(Counseling Study subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Eri Nakano/ Takiko Takeuchi

1994

Research on Life Adjustment of Non-Japanese (1)

February 1994
(Counseling Study subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Eri Nakano/ Takiko Takeuchi

Possibility of Student Becoming Independent Viewed Through Group Study

February 1994
Development of Material and Implementation Through Autonomous Learning Training in a Group Change in Instructors View on Autonomous Learning Experimental Class – For the Possibility of Motivating Instructors Paper on Long -Term Japanese Training for The National Institute for Japanese Language (above 3 papers)
Hiroko Yamamoto

1993

Development of Curriculum with TPR.

February 1993
(Research on Study Materials subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Noriko Yoshida

1992

Individual Interviews and Investigation on the lives and adaptation of JSL students.

February 1992
(Counseling Study subsidized by the Ministry of Education)
Eri Nakano/ Takiko Takeuchi

Reports

Defining Practical Applications of Instructor Training in Japanese Language Schools (A Practical Report)

February 1992
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project: “Research and Development of Curriculum”
Joint Research (Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute/Inter-Cultural Institute of Japan/Kai Japanese Language School)

Collaborative Projects Related to Student Aid in Japanese Language Schools

Test Application of Peer Counseling in Mother Tongue Exchange Groups (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Funded Project: “Research and Development of Curriculum”)
KAI Japanese Language School