(Last updated : 2021-03-30 07:47:29)
   Department   Center for Language Education
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 1998/09~2004/04 Trinity Lutheran College\nIssaquah WA (moved to Everett WA)
2. 1996/04~1998/08 Niigata University Dept. of English\nForeign Instructor
3. 1989/08~1991/07 Kitakyushu Municipal Board of Education Assistant Language Teacher
■ Message
Set yourself challenging goals and try to imagine yourself sharing in the joy of success with your friends. I hope that my classes will encourage students to inspire each other to work hard and enjoy studying.
■ Current specialized field
Literature of Various Countries/Theories of Literature Criticism, English Studies, Foreign Language Education 
■ Books and theses
1. 2021/03/21 Article Improving the impact of L2 classroom TAs at a top global university. APU Journal of Language Research 6,pp.146-166 (Collaboration) 
2. 2019/07/15 Article Graded reader comprehension questions and item discrimination analysis. ELT Journal 73(3),pp.265-274 (Collaboration) 
3. 2018/03 Article A Cultural-Stylistic Approach to L2 Short Story Writing: A Teaching Report Journal of Literature in Language Teaching 6(2),pp.67-71 (Single) 
4. 2017/11 Article Michael Burke Olivia Fialho Sonia Zyngier: Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments. Journal of Literary Semantics 46(2),pp.153-156  
5. 2016/07 Article Vocabulary: Describing the college entrance gap in Japan. APU Journal of Language Research 1(July, 2016),pp.18-35 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2015/09~ Poetics and Linguistics Association
2. 2011/04~ Japan Association of Language Teachers
■ Conference presentations
1. 2020/11/22 Enhancing NGSL recall through blended learning. (Presented at JALT2020 ONLINE Communities of Teachers and Learners, Online Conference.)
2. 2020/11/21 Assurance of learning for a vocabulary program. (ALT2020 ONLINE Communities of Teachers and Learners, Online Conference.)
3. 2020/08/22 Bilingual graded readers, literature circles, and identities. (Extensive Reading Summer Seminar 2020.)
4. 2020/06/07 Evaluating online vocabulary tools. (JALTCALL2020, Online Conference.)
5. 2019/11/03 Two roles, two settings for L2 literature circles. (JALT2019: The 45th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning.)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2020/04~2023/03  Developing Bilingual Short Stories and Community Literacy Activists  (Key Word : Bilingual Short Stories, Community Literacy Activist)
2. 2018/04~2019/03  English TA Program Restructuring Project  (Key Word : Discussion Circles, Extensive Reading, Yes/No tests, Item Analysis, Reading Comprehension Testing,)
3. 2017/04~2018/03  Localized Language Learning  (Key Word : localized language learning)
4. 2014/04~2015/03  For the study of Content and Language Integrated Learning  (Key Word : Content and Language Integrated Learning)
5. 2013/04~2014/03  Toward a shared understanding: A retreat for teacher development.  (Key Word : Language teacher retreat)
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2016/07 University Teaching Award
2. 2013/07 University Teaching Award
■ Qualification and licenses
1. 2005/07/15 Secondary School Teacher(427362R)
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2018/04/01~2019/03/31 Advanced English 2A Course Coordinator
2. 2018/04/01~2019/03/31 Principal Investigator for TA Restructuring Faculty Initiative Project.
3. 2017/05/01 Itabashi , T. , Sevigny , P. , Honda , A. , Hirotsu , K. , & Ishimura , F. (2018 , June). Localized language learning program development: AY2017 Faculty Initiative Project Report. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University , Center for Language Education , English Program , Beppu , Japan.
4. 2016/04/01 Level Coordinator
5. 2015/04/11~2015/09/30 Advanced Reading and Creative Writing for Foreign Sojourns
● Made textbook and teaching material
● Announcement concerning education
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
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