NISHIZAWA Hitoshi

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Name
NISHIZAWA Hitoshi
Affiliation
National Institute of Technology, Toyota College
Section
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title
Professor
Degree
Dr. Engineering(Nagoya University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Jul 2003
   
 
Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Toyota College
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1983
Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
 
 
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1981
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
 

Awards & Honors

 
Nov 2013
Increasing Reality and Educational Merits of a Virtual Game, Best Paper, VARE2013(Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education)
Winner: NISHIZAWA Hitoshi, SHIMADA Kotaro, OHNO Wataru, YOSHIOKA Takayoshi
 
Nov 2012
Three critical factors of a successful ER program, Best of JALT 2011, The Japan Association For Language Teaching
Winner: NISHIZAWA Hitoshi, YOSHIOKA Takayoshi, FUKADA Momoyo
 
Dec 2003
A Knowledge-Sensitive On-line Exercise for Developing Algebraic Calculation Strategies, Best Paper, 8th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
Winner: NISHIZAWA Hitoshi, YOSHIOKA Takayoshi, FUCHS K.J., DOMINIK A.
 

Published Papers

 
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA, Yuri ICHIKAWA
Language, Individual & Society   12 9-23   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Extensive reading (ER) has been recognized as a promising approach to serve English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners the opportunities to use the target language regularly and to improve their language proficiency. However, elementary-level EF...
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA, Yuri ICHIKAWA
Journal of Language and Cultural Education   6(1) 145-157   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
In the last decade, extensive reading (ER) had been incorporated into English as a foreign language (EFL) education in various Japanese institutions. It restored the once broken balance of accuracy and fluency in traditional English education, and...
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA, Yuri ICHIKARWA
Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods   7(8) 269-276   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
English as a foreign language (EFL) education in Japan especially in engineering major had suffered its ineffectiveness for several decades. Engineering students were reluctant to learn the language and the graduates had to struggle long after the...
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Vuong HO, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA, Yuri ICHIKAWA
2016 JSEE Annual Conference   16-21   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
English has been and still is a major disturbing barrier for engineering students, who will to work globally, in some Asian countries such as Japan and Vietnam, where English is learned as a foreign language (EFL). Because the language learning is...
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA
3rd World congress on Extensive Reading   41-47   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
ER in public library is a recent trend of Japanese adult EFL learners. More than 10 public libraries set up special bookshelves of easy-to-read English books for EFL learners, and some gave introductory lectures. The users disposed translating hab...

Misc

 
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA, Miharu NAGAOKA
Journal of National Institute of Technology, Toyota College   50 1-12   Jan 2018
The effect of a 2.5-year long extensive reading (ER) program was examined in this paper. The subjects were 129 students in a kosen or a college of national institute of technology (NIT), who had been learning English as a foreign language (EFL) fo...
NISHIZAWA Hitoshi
Extensive Reading in Japan   8(2) 8-11   Oct 2015
More than 10 public libraries in Tokai region have special bookshelves of easy-to-read English books for extensive reading, and the number of such libraries is increasing. Most people who use the books are Japanese adult EFL learners, who have lon...
NISHIZAWA Hitoshi, YOSHIOKA Takayoshi
Japanese colleges of technology education journal   35 215-220   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Linear algebra was one of underachieved strands of mathematics for the students of colleges of technology in Japan at the annual INCT achievement tests, which were given to all the students a year after their learning of linear algebra. The low sc...
Hirano Manabu, Esaki Nobuyuki, Suzuki Kenji, Nishizawa Hitoshi, Ozeki Osamu
Japanese colleges of technology education journal   34 173-178   Mar 2011
Toyota National College of echnology was established at 1963 and we will reach 50th anniversary soon.Now our graduates are widely active in Japanese industries. However,our social and economic environments are dramatically changed from 50 years ag...
Educational Support and Public Service of the College Library through Extensive Reading
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA, Kazuaki ITO
Japanese colleges of technology education journal   31 411-416   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
The college library has been playing an important role to support extensive reading lessons, which have improved our students’ reading and listening skills in English dramatically. It holds a large number of easy-to-read English books in open-shel...

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Masaki HANAI, Reiko ASAKURA, Hitoshi NISHIZAWA
5th World Congress on Extensive Reading   11 Aug 2019   
An example of learners’ communities is presented in this poster presentation. The community is based on a public library that stores easy-to-read English books for ER. The result of a survey conducted on 128 adult learners, who had used the librar...
Soichiro HIRATA, Hitoshi NISHIZAWA
5th World Congress on Extensive Reading   10 Aug 2019   
Standardized tests were convenient measures to show the effect of ER but TOEIC could not be used for elementary EFL learners because the TOEIC scores of elementary learners, which were often lower than 350, were insensitive to the test takers’ lan...
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA
5th World Congress on Extensive Reading   10 Aug 2019   
We discuss three practical aspects of ER for Japanese elementary EFL learners: total words read by the learners; readability of the reading material; and duration of the program.
Many ER programs in Japan failed to show distinct effectiveness to a...
Lifelong Learning of a Foreign Language Supported by a Library
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA
6th International Language in Focus Conference   2 May 2019   
Effective Practice of Extensive Reading for Elementary EFL Learners
Hitoshi NISHIZAWA, Takayoshi YOSHIOKA
6th International Language in Focus Conference   2 May 2019   

Works

 
Study of learners' understandings and automatic suggestion in a computer supported exercises in algebra
2001

Research Grants & Projects

 
Computer Aided Education of Basic Mathematics
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2005 - 2008
Computer Aided Education of Technical English

Patents

 
Electrochemical Apparatus and Method of Manufacturing the Same
米国特許 4, 634, 514
Method of Determining Concentration of a Component in Gases and Electrochemical Device Suitable for Practicing the Method
米国特許 4, 645, 572