SHIMATANI Hiroshi

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Name
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
E-mail
shimaeduc.kumamoto-u.ac.jp
URL
http://www.educ.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/~shima/
Affiliation
Kumamoto University
Section
Graduate School of Education
Job title
Professor

Research Interests

 
 

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
2011
   
 
 Professor, ,Faculty of Education,Kumamoto University
 
1998
 - 
2007
 Associate Professor,
 
1988
 - 
1994
 Lecturer,Kyushu Kyoritsu University
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1983
Faculty of Literature, Seinan Gakuin University
 

Committee Memberships

 
2005
   
 
 Asia TEFL
 

Awards & Honors

 
Oct 2011
Exploring Item-Examinee Response Characteristics in Search of Diagnostic Functions of TOEIC(R) Tests, JLTA Best Paper of the Year, Japan Language Testing Association
Winner: Norizuki, K., Ito, A. & Shimatani, H.
 

Published Papers

 
Shimatani Hiroshi
熊本大学教育学部紀要   (62) 81-90   Dec 2013
多くの高等教育機関において, 外部テストとして英語能力テストが頻繁に利用されるようになった. 外部テストとは, 学校外のテスト専門機関によって作成されたテストで, TOEIC, 英検, TOEFLなどが大学でのプレースメントや単位認定によく利用されている.しかし, 英語能力テストに対する社会的評価がある程度認知されているためか, それらの妥当性や波及効果に関する研究はほとんど行われていない.本研究は, 英語外部テストによる単位認定の妥当性・波及効果を探るために, 単位認定を受けて英語履修を...
ITO Akihiro, SHIMATANI Hiroshi, NORIZUKI Ken, KINOSHITA Masayoshi
JLTA journal   (16) 87-105   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
A test should be reliable and valid enough for a test-taker to predict, assess, and/or judge his/her own test performance immediately after taking it. Based on this point of view, the present study investigated TOEIC[○!R]'s validity from the persp...
Norizuki Ken, Ito Akihiro, Shimatani Hiroshi
JLTA journal   (14) 1-20   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
TOEIC[○!R] tests have been used extensively for placement or proficiency decisions at universities in Japan. However, the amount of diagnostic information they make available to individual candidates is fairly limited. In fact, providing such TOEI...
Ito Akihiro, Shimatani Hiroshi, Norizuki Ken
JLTA journal   (13) 111-125   Nov 2010   [Refereed]
This paper reports the findings of a predictive validity study on two versions of the Test of English for International Communication[○!R] (TOEIC[○!R]) in the context of English language education in a Japanese university. Twenty students of Engli...
Two versions of TOEIC® : A predictive validation study "jointly worked"
JLTA Journal   (13) 111-125   2010
ITO Akihiro, SHIMATANI Hiroshi, NORIZUKI Ken, KINOSHITA Masayoshi
JLTA journal   (12) 26-45   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
This paper presents a preliminary portion of the reports on our research project. In May 2006, the TOEIC[○!R] was revised in order to make it a more suitable test battery to measure English communicative language ability. The purpose of the projec...
Two versions of TOEIC® : A correlation study on examinees' placement and internal construct validity "jointly worked"
(3) 5-17   2009
Two versions of TOEIC® : A comparative study based on the classical test theory "jointly worked"
JLTA Journal   (12) 26-45   2009
Two versions of TOEIC® : A comparative study based on the Rasch Model
Annual Review of English Learning and Teaching   (14) 17-32   2009
島谷 浩, 法月 健, 伊藤 彰浩
Annual Review of English Learning and Teaching   (14) 17-32   2009   [Refereed]
Shimatani Hiroshi
Memoirs of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University. The humanities   (56) 111-120   Nov 2007
First, this paper explores the recent use of English proficiency tests as external tests at higher educational institutions. External tests such as TOEIC, TOEFL, and Step Test (Eiken) are used because they enable us to measure English communicatio...
Shimatani Hiroshi, Minoda Teruyo, Maemura Yasuhiro, Sawamura Yuji
Memoirs of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University. The humanities   (54) 149-156   Nov 2005
Evaluating the Continuous Assessment of English Communication Ability at the Attached Junior High School of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University "jointly worked"
Hiroshi Shimatani, Teruyo Minoda, Yasuhiro Maemura, Yuji Sawamura
Memoirs of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University   (54) 149-156   2005
Xu Hui, Shimatani Hiroshi
LET Kyushu-Okinawa bulletin   (4) 17-29   Mar 2004   [Refereed]
SHIMATANI Hiroshi, STOCKWELL Glenn
Language Education & Technology   (40) 1-13   Jul 2003
The present study examines the use of EFL CALL materials in a limited self-study environment by students enrolled at Kumamoto University (the facilities were available from 9 am. to 5 p.m. weekdaysi, and evaluates this environment from the perspec...
A study for the introduction of CALL into the whole university curriculum
LET Kyushu Bulletin   (2) 1-13   2002
TAKAKI Nobuyuki, SHIMATANI Hiroshi, YOSHIDA Michio, ROSEN Alan, TODA Tatsuhiko, MATSUSE Kenji, SUZUKI Ren-ichi, MURASATO Yasuaki, ARAI Hidenaga, SOHGUCHI Hirowo
Memoirs of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University. The humanities   48(39-47) 39-47   Dec 1999
Laskowski Terry
JLTA journal   (2) 35-54   Sep 1999   [Refereed]
In English language teaching in junior and senior high schools, development of listening comprehension tests focusing on oral communication abilities is needed due to the shift of the course of study toward a more communication-oriented approach (...
Kinoshita Masayoshi, Ishii Kazuhito, Ohtsu Atsushi, Kawajiri Megumi, Shimatani Hiroshi, Takanashi Yoshiro, Laskowski Terry
Language Laboratory   (35) 35-51   Nov 1998   [Refereed]
This paper identifies the factors related to assessment of listening comprehension abilities focusing on oral communication. The criteria used for making a listening test focusing on oral communication is given. The study also reports the formatio...
Laskowski Terry
JLTA journal   1(1-14) 1-14   Sep 1998   [Refereed]
Due to the revisions of the guidelines of the course of study to improve communicative competence in foreign language learning in junior and senior high schools, development of listening comprehension tests focusing on oral communication abilities...
Kinoshita Masayoshi, Ikari Y., Ishii K., Imamura T., Ohtsu A., Kawajiri M., Shimatani H., Takanashi Y., Laskowski Terry
Language Laboratory   (33) 81-81   Jun 1996
The present study examines the factors related to assessment of listening comprehension abilities focusing on oral communication, introduced by MOMBUSHO in 1994. This research also contains the formation and implementation of reliable and valid li...
Shimatani Hiroshi
JACET bulletin   (19) 67-82   Sep 1988   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Writing Ability Reguired of Foreign Students and New Directions in Teaching Writing
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Modern English Teaching   23    1986
How to Measure English Communicative Competence
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
The English Teacher's Magazine   35    1986
Teaching Reading Independently
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Modern English Teaching   24(7)    1987
Pleasure Reading : Setting Up a Special English Section in the Library
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
12(2)    1988
Developing CAI Programs for Learners of English
Bulletin of Kyushu Kyoritsu University Faculty of Engineering   (15) 45-62   1991
Computer Software: Vocabulary Building
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Gakken      1992
Developing CAI Software for English Grammar
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Communication Through Learning Laboratories   173 10-12   1993
Teaching English Grammar through Computers
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Proceedings of the 34th National Conference of the Language Laboratory Association of Japan   110-111   1994
English Teaching through the use of the Language Laboratory and the Computers
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
AV Education   (4) 6-9   1994
A Review of "Manual of English Teaching Media"
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Modern English Teaching   32(6) 59-59   1995
The Present Situation and Future Possibility of English Teaching Using Computer Networks
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
The Journal of the Information Processing Educational and Research Institute of Kyushu Kyoritsu University   (1) 23-23   1997
Computer Software : Grammar Master Ver. 3.0
SHIMATANI Hiroshi
Eichosha      1997

Books etc

 
Kotoba o amu
SHIMATANI HiroshiHiroshi Shimatani, Ken Norizuki, Akihiro Ito. (Part:Joint Work, An Investigation into Person Misfit and Ability Measures: A Focus on Performance on English Proficiency Tests)
Kaitakusha   Feb 2018   ISBN:978-4-7589-2255-5
English Language Teaching in the 21st Century
Kairyudo Shuppan   2007   ISBN:9784304013362
Culture and Communication
Masatoshi Tabuki and Hiroshi Shimatani (Part:Joint Work, Conversational Analysis: Connectives in Simplified Speech)
Yamaguchi Shoten   May 1995   ISBN:4-8411-0787-8
English Contest Using Computers
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education, Eichosha   1993   
Developing English Grammar Master System
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education, Eichosha   1993   

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