Mark Hammond

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Mark Hammond
Kanazawa University
Institute of Liberal Arts and Science
Job title
Associate Professor
M.A.(University of Birmingham (UK))
Research funding number


My research interests include English for Specific Purposes (ESP), discourse analysis of learner language, and spoken discourse of procedure and instruction-giving, especially for creative industries involved with art, craft, and design.

Academic & Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts & Science (Foreign Language Studies Division), Kanazawa University
Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Department, Kanazawa College of Art

Published Papers

Mark Hammond
OnCUE Journal   11.2 123-130   2018   [Refereed]
Mark Hammond
Studies of Language and Culture      2017
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Studies of Language and Culture      2016
‘Small Cultures’ in Context of English Language Teaching Innovation
Mark Hammond
Forum of Language Instructors   11    2017


Hands-on Kogei: A guide to help Japanese practitioners of traditional craft develop hands-on workshops in English
Mark Hammond
   Sep 2018
This 34-page book was published to promote using English language in hands-on craft workshops, in the context of creative-tourism. The guide was used to support public lectures, as a final outcome of the Kakenhi funded project: Analysis of English...
Kanazawa in Photos and Words, E-Learning Development Project
Mark Hammond
Working with faculty of the Foreign Language Institute in 2009, I created on-line language learning materials that describe life, culture, and traditions of living in Kanazawa. I wrote twelve passages, contributed original photography, narrated au...
Hironobu Tsujiguchi, Story of the Kaga Tea Ceremony
Mark Hammond
Translated interviews and script, as well as recorded narration for 30-minute DVD program highlighting a tea ceremony created by master pâtissier Tsujiguchi.
Oshale Messe, Kanazawa Gonomi, Fashion Week in Kanazawa Trade Show
Mark Hammond
Translation of program guides for annual trade show included event descriptions, art and craftwork descriptions,and Ishikawa based company profiles.
Kanazawa Salon Design Forum, Kanazawa College of Art
Mark Hammond
Translated forum discussions.

Conference Activities & Talks

ESP for Artist Talks by Japanese Ceramic Practitioners
Mark Hammond
JALT 2019 Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency   2 Nov 2019   
Supporting the English Language Needs of Traditional Craft Industries in Japan: The Significance of Procedural Discourse [Invited]
Mark Hammond
ABCJ-2019: 2019 Annual Meeting of Association for Business Communication in Japan   17 Jul 2019   
Reflections of a Kaken-Grant Recipient
Mark Hammond
JALT PanSIG Conference   30 May 2019   
Procedural Discourse in EFL: Case Studies of Japanese Traditional Craft Artists
Mark Hammond
54th RELC International Conference (SEAMO)   13 Mar 2019   
Hands-on Kogei Talk [Invited]
Mark Hammond
Public Talk: Wajima Museum of Lacquer Art   Nov 2018   
Focusing on the traditional craft of urushi, his public lecture aimed to support artists and creative-tourism professionals to plan hands-on workshops in English. The guidebook "Hands-on Kogei" was distributed to attendees.
Creative-tourism Workshops in English [Invited]
Mark Hammond
Public Talk: Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts   Oct 2018   
The goal of this public lecture is to support craft artists and creative-tourism professionals to plan hands-on workshops in English. The guidebook "Hands-on Kogei" was distributed to attendees.
Developing Learning Materials for Japanese Traditional Craft Workshops Taught in English
Mark Hammond
JALT Pan-SIG Conference   2017   
English Language Learning Materials for Creative-Tourism Workshops
Mark Hammond
ESP Symposium - Keio 2017 - JALT CUE-SIG   2017   
From Language Learning Spaces to Traditional Japanese Craft Studios: Using Hands-on Workshops to Promote Autonomous Learning
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The Japan Association of Self-Access Learning   2016   

Teaching Experience



Mark Hammond   Artistic Activity   2011
Photograph from Riomaggiore,Italy, was made part of the Smithsonian public collection.
Photo Study: Whippersnapper
Mark Hammond   Artistic Activity   2012
Photo exhibition curated by Kanazawa College of Art.
Photo Study: Sketches of Solitude
Mark Hammond   Artistic Activity   2014
Curated by Kanazawa College of Art, this photo study an exhibition comprised 20 black and white silver-gelatin prints.

Research Grants & Projects

Demonstrative Artist-Talks in English as a Foreign Language: A Needs Analysis for Contexts in Japanese Higher Education of the Ceramic Arts
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Kaken Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Mark Hammond
Analysis of English Language Instruction of Japanese Craft
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Kaken Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)16K02879
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Mark Hammond


The English Help Center Kanazawa College of Art
The small group-learning environment presents the opportunity for students to use vocabulary in context, promotes negotiating of meaning, lowers inhibitions, and encourages risk taking and spontaneous production of language. It has also fostered friendships between students of the college and visiting students from the Royal Academy University of Gent (Belgium), and the Valand Art Academy of Göteborg University (Sweden).