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Hokkaido University of Education
Faculty of Education, Sapporo Campus
Bachelor of Arts(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Master of Arts in TESOL(The University of Arizona), Doctor of Philosophy in International Media and Communication(Hokkaido University)
Research funding number

Research Areas

  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Foreign Language Education

Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2018
Regent, Vice President, Hokkaido University of Education
Oct 2018
Senior Executive Director of International Affairs, Hokkaido University of Education
Apr 2006
Professor, Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido University of Education
Aug 2016
Sep 2018
Dean, Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido University of Education
Apr 1989
Oct 2016
Part-time Instructor, Hokkaido Musahi Women's Junior College
Oct 2002
Mar 2006
Professor, Iwamizawa Campus, Hokkaido University of Education
Oct 1998
Sep 2002
Associate Professor, Iwamizawa Campus, Hokkaido University of Education
Apr 1993
Mar 2000
Part-time Instructor, School of Health Sciences, Sapporo Medical School
Apr 1996
Oct 1998
Associate Professor, Hokkaido Tokai University
Apr 1993
Mar 1996
Assistant Professor, Hokkaido Tokai University


Apr 1975
Mar 1979
Faculty of Foreign Language, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Sep 1986
Dec 1988
English as Second Language, English Department, The University of Arizona
Apr 2001
Mar 2009
International Media and Communication, International Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

Committee Memberships

Japan Association of College English Teaching
Jul 2014
Jun 2017
Japan Association of College English Teaching
Apr 2014
Mar 2017
Japan Association of College English Teaching
Nov 2015
Sep 2016
Japan Association of College English Teaching  JACET 55th International Convention Director
Mar 2015
Nov 2015
Japan Association of College English Teaching
Apr 2011
Apr 2014
Japan Association of College English Teaching
Apr 2007
Mar 2013
Japan Association of College English Teaching

Published Papers

Influences of international attitudes and possible selves on willingness to communicate in English: A comparative analysis of models for Japanese high school and university learners of English.
Sugawara, K., Sano, A., Kawai, Nakamura, K., & Mitsugi, M. (2013).
JACET Journal   57 21-40   Oct 2013   [Refereed]
The role of L2 learners' writing ability in peer review sessions from the perspectives of a reviewer and a writer.
Sawaya, Yusuke
ARELE   24 235-250   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Using classroom corpora to train preservice language teachers in dysfluencies and feedback
Katagir, N., Kawai, G.
HELES Journal   12 3-20   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Assessing student evaluation of English activities using the COLT observation scheme
La Fay, M., Ishizuka, H., Kawai, Y., Aoki, C.
Research Bulletin of English Teaching   9 23-44   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
EFL learners' reading strategies: their development and the effect of text modification
Junichi Yamashita
Research Bulletin of English Teaching   8 19-41   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Code Alternation in Bilingual and EFL/ESL Settings
1-14   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
EFL Learners' Peer Review Sessions from the Perspectives of a Reviewer and a Writer
Yusuke Sawaya Michelle La Fay
Journal of Hokkaido University of Education, Education   60(2)    Mar 2010   [Refereed]
EFL Learners' Code-switching Strategies in Communication Tasks
Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation Hokkaido University      Mar 2009   [Refereed]
A Content Analysis of Listening Comprehension Tests in College Entrance Examinations from the Perspective of Communicative Language Ability
Hiroshi Ohba, Yoshio Arai, Yoko Hirata, Yuko Ito, Yasushi Kawai, Yuri Nishihori
HELES Journal   1 49-62   Dec 2001   [Refereed]
Discourse competence of non-native speakers: two types of reparatory strategies in "one-way" and "two way" tasks
The IRLT Bulletin   (13) 51-67   Oct 1999
NNS/NNS conversation: Discourse organization in two-way information tasks
The IRLT Bulletin   (8) 37-52   Oct 1994   [Refereed]
Foreigner talk as Audience Design
JACET Bulletin   (22) 135-147   Aug 1991   [Refereed]

Books etc

Language Learners' Code-switching Strategies in English as a Foreign Language
Kinseido   Feb 2014   ISBN:978-4-7647-1131-0

Conference Activities & Talks

Assisting Pre-service teachers through English Language Classroom Corpora
Norikaki Katagiri
CALL-Plus Workshop 2013   Nov 2013   JALT Hokkaido & the Moodle Association of Japan
Assessing Instructional Events Using the MOLT and COLT Observation Schemes
Akinobu Shimura,Aiko Sano,Yuko Sakai,Yasushi Kawai
28th JACET Hokkaido Chapter Convention   Jul 2013   JACET Hokkaido Chapter
Toward a self-based understanding of willingness to communicate among Japanese learners of English
Sugawara, K., Kawai, Y., Nakamura, K., Sano, A., Shimura, A., Mituski, M.
Hokkaido English Language Education Society   Oct 2012   
A two-layer analysis of Japanese language learners' code-switching in jigsaw and information-gap tasks
The Third Pacific-rim Conference on Education: Teacher Education and Professional Development   Jul 2012   
How does student evaluation of activities in English classses reflect the COLT observation scheme?
Kawai, Y., Ishizuka, H., Aoki, C., La Fay, M.
The JACET 50th Commemorative International Convention   Aug 2011   
Language Learners’code-switching strategies in English as a foreign language
Jeonju University of Education International Academic Forum   Dec 2010   
Code-switching is usually observed in multilingual societies, but even in English classrooms, such language use is frequently observed. This study investigates langauge learners' code-switching strategies, which applied linguists in EFL countries ...

Research Grants & Projects

Langauge Learners' Code-switching Strategies in English as a Foreign Language
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2014