JALT Conference Proceedings - JALT2013

Date of publication: August 2014

JALT2013JALT2013—Learning is a Lifelong Voyage: Conference Proceedings

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the JALT2013 Conference Proceedings (JCP). There are 72 papers, chosen from more than 90 submissions, with topics covering a wide range of topics in language education. This issue of JCP will add to the wealth of research and classroom practice by our colleagues in the EFL field who have presented at JALT international conferences.

Needless to say, we owe this achievement to the authors who contributed their work to JCP by conducting research, sharing that research at JALT2013, and writing their papers. We would also like to express our deep thanks to the reviewers who evaluated all the submissions and gave insightful advise, as well as to the content editors who worked diligently with the authors to revise and improve their submissions. Due to a relative shortage of editors this year, most of the content editors willingly accepted the job of editing more papers than they originally had agreed to edit. For this, we are extremely grateful. Finally, we want to thank the team of copy editors who checked the mechanical aspects of the papers and helped perfect them. This system was adopted last year and has worked quite well.  

We are happy to announce that, this year, a specific section has been allocated to papers that were presented at JALT Junior, the JALT satellite conference for teachers of younger learners. We have also again included the section “Selected Papers,” which we initiated last year. This section highlights five papers of exceptional quality that were chosen through consultation with the JALT editorial board. We express our congratulations to these authors and our appreciation of their well-written papers. At the same time, we thank all the authors who contributed to JCP. The whole thing would not have been possible without the authors’ participation to begin with—colleagues whose teaching and research activities help to mold, shape, expand, and perfect our profession.

We hope that many of you will return to JCP and more will join us in 2015. 

Copyright & Cataloguing Data

  • JALT Acting President: Nathan Furuya
  • Publications Board Chair: Darren Lingley


  • Copyright © by the Japan Association for Language Teaching. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any form without written permission from JALT, except in cases of brief quotations embodied in scholarly articles and reviews.

For information:

  • JALT2013 Conference Proceedings, JALT Central Office, Urban Edge Bldg., 5th Floor, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, JAPAN

Cataloging Data:

  • N. Sonda & A. Krause (Eds.) JALT2013: Learning is a Lifelong Voyage


  • 1. Second Language Teaching—Second Language Learning—Teacher Education
  • 1. Title August 2014 ISBN: 978-4-901352-43-7  JALT2013 Conference Proceedings



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JALT2013 Conference Proceedings Editorial Staff


Selected Paper: Developing Likert-Scale Questionnaires
by Tomoko Nemoto, Temple University, Japan Campus; David Beglar, Temple University, Japan Campus

Selected Paper: The Growth of English Medium Instruction in Japan
by Howard Brown, University of Niigata Prefecture; Bethany Iyobe, University of Niigata Prefecture

Selected Paper: Implementing Research Beyond Your Classroom: Lessons Learned
by Gregory Sholdt, Kobe University; Martin D. Stoute, Kobe Shukugawa Gakuin University; Jacqueline Mull, Research Institute of English Language Education

Issues Related to the Internationalizing of Japanese Universities
by Christopher G. Haswell, Fukuoka University

Modelling the Generation and Maintenance of Classroom Rapport
by Brian Cullen, Nagoya Institute of Technology; Brad Deacon, Nanzan University; Sarah Mulvey, Nagoya City University; Ben Backwell, Nagoya City University

LD SIG Forum: Transitions in the Lives of Learners and Teachers
by Ian Hurrell, Rikkyo University; Mayumi Abe, Temple University Japan Campus; Philip Shigeo Brown, Konan Women’s University; Samuel Bruce, Soka University; Jennifer Capouilliez, Rikkyo University; Jianwen Chen, Rikkyo University; Huw Davies, Open University (UK); Hideo Kojima, Hirosaki University; Paul Landicho, Rikkyo University; Timothy A. Opitz, Rikkyo University; Debjani Ray, Tokyo University of Science; Robert H. Taferner, Hiroshima University; Stacey Vye, Saitama University; Satomi Yoshimuta, Temple University Japan Campus

Orientation for ELF Teachers: Lessons Learned
by Travis Cote, College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tamagawa University; Brett Milliner, College of Humanities, Tamagawa University; Paul McBride, College of Humanities, Tamagawa University; Mitsuko Imai, College of Humanities, Tamagawa University; Ethel Ogane, College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Tamagawa University

Self-Reflections Through the Looking Glass: Perspectives of Instructors and Trainers
by Ian Wash, Rikkyo University; Ken Ohashi, Rikkyo University


Can-Do Self-Evaluation by English Camp Participants
by Katsuhiko Muto, Sophia University

Enhancing Global Learning with Web-Based Content
by Kimiko Koseki, Denenchofu Futaba Junior and Senior High School

Flipped Student-Activity Videoing for Expansive Learning at Home
by Septina Nur Iswanti, LBPP LIA Semarang Candi, Indonesia; Tim Murphey, Kanda University of International Studies

MEXT-Approved EFL Textbooks and the New Course of Study
by Gregory Paul Glasgow, Meikai University; Daniel Leigh Paller, Kinjo Gakuin University

Oyako Eigo: An English Program for Parents and Children
by Yukiko Yamami, Chukyo University

School-Wide Collaborative Action Research for Curriculum Development
by Kazuyoshi Sato, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies; Mitsuru Hirano, Yokohama Senior High School of International Studies

Teaching English Literacy Cooperatively to Bilingual Children via Video-conferencing
by Mary O’Sullivan, Doshisha Women’s University; Monica Rankin, Kinki University

Vocabulary Recall in Young Learners: An Action Research Project
by Darlene Reed-Yamauchi, Niigata University of Health and Welfare


Complexity and Fluency Indicators of “Good” Speakers
by Robert W. Long III, Kyushu Institute of Technology

Disfluency: An Opposite or an Absence?
by John Campbell-Larsen, Kwansei Gakuin University

English and Japanese Vocative Use in a Multiethnic Community in Japan
by Michael Mondejar, International University of Japan

Language Acquisition of Mixed Roots Individuals in Japan
by Takara K. Allal, Konan University

Learner Autonomy in University English Classes
by Christopher Johnston, Jonathan Aliponga, Yasuko Koshiyama, Tina Ries, Thomas Rush, Kansai University of International Studies

Perception of Prosodic Cues by Japanese EFL Learners
by Kazuhito Yamato, Kobe University; Shinobu Mizuguchi, Kobe University

Older Adult FL Learning: Instructors’ Beliefs and Some Recommendations
by Danya Ramírez Gómez, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Student Willingness to Use Social Networks
by Todd Hooper, Kwansei Gakuin University

Teachers and Students: At L1 Odds in the EFL Class
by Eleanor Carson, Hiroshima City University

Triggering Factors of Learners’ Attention Shifts in L2 Oral Production
by Junya Fukuta, Graduate School, Nagoya University/JSPS Research Fellow

Unheard Voices: Students’ Experiences and Perspectives on a Tertiary English Course
by Apiwan Nuangpolmak, Chulalongkorn University Language Institute

Selected Paper: Willingness to Communicate and Group Cohesion
by Timothy Doe, Rikkyo University


Accept, Admit, and Recognise in Use: A Pedagogical Corpus Study
by M. A. Cater, University of Birmingham

Frequent Adjective + Noun Collocations for Intermediate English Language Learners
by Joshua Brook Antle, Hokkaido University of Education

Metaphors, Culture, and the Classroom
by Brian Birdsell, Hirosaki University


Analyzing EFL Literature Circle Discourse: Scaffolding with Five Story Elements
by Paul Sevigny, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University; Maiko Berger, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Business English as a Lingua Franca: Repair, Preference, and Turn Taking
by Alan Simpson, Asahi Kasei Amidas

Effects of Self-Evaluation on Oral Presentations in Reading Classes
by Ayako Hisatsune, Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Encouraging Learner Creativity at All Proficiency Levels With CLT
by Martin J. Murphy, Otaru University of Commerce; Joel P. Rian, Hokkaido Information University

Explicit Pronunciation Instruction: Teaching Suprasegmentals to Japanese Learners of English
by Yuko Koike, Ibaraki University

Exploiting Memories to Inspire Learning
by Kristen Sullivan, Shimonoseki City University; Paul Collett, Shimonoseki City University

Extensive Listening: Using Authentic Materials
by Nathan D. Ducker, Miyazaki Municipal University; J. Matt Saunders, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

How Russian Teachers of English Perceive Learners’ Native Tongue
by Natalia Troitskaya, The British School in Tokyo

Investigating Student Group Discussion Participation
by Robert Stroud, Kwansei Gakuin University

Is There a Place for Instructed Gesture in EFL?
by Nat Carney, Kobe College

Issues Related to Teaching Oral Presentations in Japanese Universities
by Richard Miles, Nanzan University

Knowing Culture Through Music
by Joseph Poulshock, Tokyo Christian University; Marc Menish, Aoyama Gakuin University

Researching Out-of-Class Activities for Group Work
by Raymond Yasuda, Soka University

Speech Acts: Piloting a Pragmatics Course in the Japanese Context
by John Rylander, Temple University; Brett Collins, Temple University; Rick Derrah, Temple University; Peter Ferguson, Nada Junior and Senior High School; Josh D’Andrea, Kansai Gaidai University

Starring Roles: Learner Autonomy in Drama Activities
by Gary Scott Fine, Tokai University; Peter J. Collins, Tokai University

Using Adapted Frayer Model as Graphic Organizer for Graph Vocabulary
by Michael T. Sullivan, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Intercom, Inc.

Selected Paper: Using Language Teaching History to Advocate Task-Based Teaching
by Shirley Leane, Tottori University


Creative Writing in ELT: Extremely Short Stories
by Saya Ike, Sugiyama Jogakuen University; Mitsuko Nishi, Kinki University

Experiences of Japanese Writing Instruction: Beliefs About Rhetorical Organization
by John Bankier, Soka University

Fundamentals of Creative Writing for Japanese University Students
by Suzanne Kamata, University of Tokushima; Dierk Guenther, University of Tokushima

A Review of Process-Oriented Writing Research
by Manami Suzuki, Hosei University


中国語母語話者の日本語の文章理解における認知的負荷 The Cognitive Load in Japanese Discourse Comprehension of Chinese Learners of JSL
by 高飛, 木下徹, 名古屋大学; Gao Fei, Toru Kinoshita, Nagoya University

教室内での修正フィードバック Corrective Feedback in a Real Classroom
by 藤井明子, 東京福祉大学; Akiko Fujii, Tokyo University of Welfare

German Teachers’ Choice of Classroom Language
by Axel Harting, Hiroshima University

一般化タスク 活動の意義と実践の提案: 中級から 上級へ Generalization Skill: Aiming for Advanced Level in Japanese
by 川西由美子, カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校 (UCLA); Yumiko Kawanishi, University of California, Los Angeles; 味岡麻由美, カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校 (UCLA); Mayumi Ajioka, University of California, Los Angeles

日本文学の扱いに対する日本語教師の認識の考察 Perceptions of Literature Usage in JSL Teaching
by リッチングス ヴィッキー アン, 関西学院大学; Richings, Vicky Ann, Kwansei Gakuin University

The Special Program Visa and Assistant Japanese Programs in Tasmania
by Marcus Otlowski, Kochi University


Book Floods: The Benefits of Electronic Book Readers in L2 Acquisition
by Travis W. Lockwood, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

A Content-Specific Task-Based Language Program for Online Business English Instruction
by M. Michael Hadas; BBT Online University

Data-Driven Learning and EAP Materials Development: A Corpus-Based Action Research Project
by Brian Rugen, Hawai‘i Pacific University

Effective Use of Tablet Computers in EFL Pedagogy
by Adrian Leis, Miyagi University of Education

Engaging Students With a Mobile-Friendly Interactive Space
by Renaud J. Davies, Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University

Learning Vocabulary With Digital Flashcards
by Robert J. Ashcroft, Tokai University; Andrew C. Imrie, Rikkyo University

Online Vocabulary Recycling: An Institutional Trial
by Rob Hirschel, Sojo University; Elaine Wright, Sojo University; Gareth Humphreys, Sojo University; Rachelle Meilleur, Sojo University

Potential for MOOCs in Foreign Language Teaching
by Vanaja Nethi, Nova Southeastern University; Adam Murray, Miyazaki International College

Teaching English Through Video Gaming
by Jared R. Baierschmidt, Kanda University of International Studies


Adding I Don’t Know to the Vocabulary Size Test
by Dawn Lucovich, Teachers College Columbia University, The Writing Center

中国企業におけるBJTビジネス日本語能力テストの評価:体験テストを使用して Evaluation of Business Japanese Proficiency Test (BJT) at a Company in China: Based on a Trial Test
by 松澤隆志, 浙江師範大学; Takashi Matsuzawa, Zhejiang Normal University

Genre Features of the Listening Texts in the TOEIC®
by Akie Yasunaga, Tokyo Keizai University

Interlocutor Proficiency in Paired Speaking Tests
by Huei-Chun Teng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Student Perceptions and Performance on TOEFL iBT Independent Writing Tasks
by John Peloghitis, Tokai University

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