NAKAYAMA Akira

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Name
NAKAYAMA Akira
URL
http://web.eec.ehime-u.ac.jp/nakayama/public_html/index.html
Affiliation
Ehime University
Section
English Education Center, Institute for Education and Student Support
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. in Education(International Christian University)
Research funding number
70364495

Profile

A variety of past experiences influence our thoughts and behaviors, and this premise also applies to adult second language (L2) and foreign language (FL) learning above and beyond child first language acquisition, since toddlers can internalize their mother tongue largely unconsciously with the language faculty of mental organizations while adults consciously study linguistic features such as vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar and much think of non-linguistic matters as their goals and motives, worries and anxiety, beliefs about how one should study, and strategies for learning the target language effectively. My work in English teaching methodology focuses on affective and cognitive factors in language learning. Examples of those foctors are motivation, goal orientations, beliefs, anxiety, and strategy. The roles and interactions of those factors are discussed in my lab.

Research Interests

 
 

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
2009
   
 
- Ehime University,
 
 
   
 
Institute for Education and Student Support,
 
 
   
 
English Education Center
 
2008
 - 
2010
 Graduate School, Bunkyo University
 
2007
 - 
2009
 Ashikaga Institute of Technology,
 
 
   
 
Faculty of Engineering,
 
 
   
 
English Laboratory
 
2007
 - 
2009
 Takasaki City University of Economics, Department of Economics
 
2003
 - 
2009
 Ashikaga Institute of Technology
 
2003
 - 
2007
 Ashikaga Institute of Technology,
 
 
   
 
Faculty of Engineering,
 
 
   
 
English Laboratory
 
2000
 - 
2003
 Tokyo Polytecnic University, Faculty of Art
 
2000
 - 
2003
 Tama Rehabilitation Academy
 
2000
 - 
2003
 International Christian University,
 
 
   
 
Institute for Educational Research and Service
 
1999
 - 
2000
 International Christian University, Language Department
 
1999
 - 
2000
 International Christian University, Graduate Schoolof Education
 
1996
 - 
1999
 Yamasaki Senior High School (Hyogo Prefecture)
 

Education

 
 
 - 
2006
Educational Methodology, Graduate School, Division of Education, International Christian University
 
 
 - 
1999
Language Pedagogy, Graduate School, Division of Language Education, Himeji Dokkyo University
 
 
 - 
1996
English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature, J. F. Oberlin University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jun 2017
Presidential Awards, Ehime University, Matsuyama University
 

Published Papers

 
Activity Transition of Student-led Afterschool Program
(17) 67-74   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Belief-Mediation Model: Role of self-confidence beliefs in a latent factor model of Japanese intermediate English as a foreign language learners
NAKAYAMA Akira
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (17) 1-8   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Developing the Extra-Curricular Course of "English for Tourism" and its Practice
NAKAYAMA Akira, TERASHIMA Takeshi, KAWABATA Yumiko
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (16) 61-67   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Timed reading training: Can it promote second language listening comprehension of Japanese learners of English?
OYAMA Yoshinori, NAKAYAMA Akira
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (16) 31-40   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Developmental changes in second language self-concept: A case study focusing on three Japanese learners of English as a foreign language
NAKAYAMA Akira, Faherty Sarah, Magee Glenn Amon, Yoshida Hiroki
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (16) 17-30   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Report of developing Ehime University Study English Abroad (SEA) Program
NAKAYAMA Akira
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (15) 61-65   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Student-led Tutoring Project in after school care program: A progress report on first year implementation
TOMIDA Eiji, ICHIMOTO Hayaka, KIDO Miki, NAKAYAMA Akira
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (15) 53-59   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Developing A Rubric for International Exchange Program
TOMIDA Eiji, CHIKAMORI Kensuke, NAKAYAMA Akira, OHTANI Chie, YAMAMOTO Akio, ONO Yumiko
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (13) 9-15   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
松岡美幸・中山晃.(2014).「特別支援学級と交流学習での外国語活動の試み」JES Journal, Vol.14, p.36-49
JES Journal   (14) 36-49   2014   [Refereed]
Mutsuko, N., Nakayama, A., Orimoto, S., & Heffernan, N. (2014). Seeking the benefits of E-testing in assessing students' English Proficiency. Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, Vol.12, 9-16.
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (12)    2014   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, H., Hiromori, T., & Nakayama, A. (2013). Toward a tripartite model of L2 reading strategy use, motivations, and learning beliefs. System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 41, 38-49.
System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics   (41) 38-49   2013   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., & Doi, K. (2013). Developing a model of Anxiety-related factors in foreign language activities in Japanese elementary school. Educational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), vol. 55, p. 303-316.
Educational Studies   (55) 303-316   2013   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., & Heffernan, N. (2013). The influence of goal orientations and language experiences on the behaviors of Japanese university students learning English as a foreign language. Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, vol.11
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (11)    2013   [Refereed]
Yoshida,H., Tani, S., Uchida, T., Masui, J., & Nakayama, A. (2013). Structural Analysis of Anxiety in Online Cooperative Learning. International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. Vol.3, No.5. pp.381-385.
International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning   3(5) 381-385   2013   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, H., Nakayama, A., & Hiromori, T. (2013). Exploring the development of individual difference profiles in L2 reading. System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 41, 994-1005.
System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics   (41) 994-1005   2013   [Refereed]
Kalmbach, J.-M., & Nakayama, A. (2012). From School to University: the Student Admission System in Finland. Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, vol.10, 33-37.
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education   (33-37) 33-37   2012   [Refereed]
Hiromori.T., Matsumoto, H., & Nakayama, A.(2012). Profiling Individual Differences of Successful and Unsuccessful L2 Readers. Journal of Asia TEFL, vol.9, No.2, pp.49-70.
Journal of Asia TEFL   9(49-70) 49-70   2012   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, H., & Nakayama, A. (2012). Investigating Strategy Use, Motivation, Beliefs, and Proficiency Together in L2 Reading. The JACET International Convention Proceedings 2012, p.336-339.
The JACET International Convention Proceedings 2012   (336-339) 336-339   2012   [Refereed]
Nakayama. A., Heffernan, N., Matsumoto, H., & Hiromori, T. (2012). The Influence of Goal Orientation, Past Language Studies, Overseas Experiences, and Gender Differences on Japanese EFL Learners’ Beliefs, Anxiety, and Behaviors. Apples - Journal of Applie
Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies   6(2) 19-39   2012   [Refereed]
松本広幸・折本素・中山晃 (2011). 「単位の実質化と自律的学習者の育成を目指すe-ラーニングの活用」『大学英語教育学会 中国・四国支部紀要』第8号 p. 75-85.
大学英語教育学会中国・四国支部紀要   (75-85) 75-85   2011   [Refereed]
Shinohara, K., & Nakayama, A. (2011). Modalities and directions in Synaesthetic metaphors in Japanese. Cognitive Studies, vol.18, No.3, 491-507.
認知科学   18(491-507) 491-507   2011   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, H., Orimoto, S., Nakayama, A., & Heffernan, N. (2011). The Effects of E-learning on the Enhancement of English Proficiency and the Autonomous Learning of English. 『四国英語教育学会紀要』 第31号, p.13-24.
四国英語教育学会紀要   (13-24) 13-24   2011   [Refereed]
中山晃・篠原勇次・飛田ルミ・清水尚 (2009). 「足利工業大学における英語のカリキュラム改革の試み」『足利工業大学 研究集録』 第43号, p. 97-103.
足利工業大学研究集録   (97-103) 97-103   2009   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A. (2007). Affective and Cognitive Factors among EFL Learners. In K. Bradford-Watts. (Ed.), JALT2006 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p.184-191. (Online Version, Article No. E073).
JALT2006 Conference Proceedings   (184-191) 184-191   2007   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., & Yamashita, T. (2006). Gender Differences in Language Learning Beliefs: Focus on Japanese Learners of English as a foreign language and Chinese Learnersof Japanese as a second language. Educational Studies (International Christian Universit
Educational Studies   (227-232) 227-232   2006   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., Munson, K., & Munson, B. (2006). The Messenger Project: A classroom activity. In K. Bradford-Watts, C. Ikeguchi, & M. Swanson. (Eds.) JALT2005 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p. 819-827. (Online Version, Article No. E119).
JALT2005 Conference Proceedings   (819-827) 812-827   2006   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., Ochiai, M., Inada, K., Mori, M., & Kuramoto, K. (2005). The Gap between Teachers' and Learners’ Beliefs. In K. Bradford-Watts, C. Ikeguchi, & M. Swanson. (Eds.) JALT2004 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p. 139-149. (CD-ROM Version).
JALT2004 Conference Proceedings   (139-149) 139-149   2005   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., Ochiai, M., Inada, K., Mori, M., & Kuramoto, K. (2004). Teachers’ Beliefs in Language Teaching. In M. Swanson & K. Hill. (Eds.) JALT2003 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p. 231-240. (CD-ROM Version).
JALT2003 Conference Proceedings   (231-240) 231-240   2004   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., & Yoshida, H. (2003). The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Learner’s Choice of strategies. Educational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), vol. 45, p. 137-149.
Educational Studies   (137-149) 137-149   2003   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A. (2002). The web design project: A classroom activity. In M. Swanson, D. McMurray, & K. Lane. (Eds.) The Proceedings of PAC3 at JALT2001 Conference. Tokyo: JALT. p. 739-744. (CD-ROM Version).
The Proceedings of PAC3 at JALT2001 Conference   (739-744) 739-744   2002   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A., Yoshida, H., Yamada, T., & Hasegawa, N (2002). Measurement of Learners' Beliefs about Japanese Language Learning: A Preliminary Study. JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, No. 6, p. 19-26.
JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education   (19-26) 19-26   2002   [Refereed]
Yoshida, H., Nakayama, A., Yamada, T., & Hasegawa, N. (2002). The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Foreign Language Learning Strategies: Focus on Japanese Language Learners. JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, No. 6, p. 37-44.
JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education   (37-44) 37-44   2002   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A. (2001). The children’s book project: A classroom activity. In R. Long, K. Lane, M. Swanson, & G. V. Troyer. (Eds.) The Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT2000 Conference
JALT2000 Conference Proceedings   (274-278) 274-278   2001   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A. (2001). The Influence of Self-assessment on Learner Motivation. Educational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), vol. 43, p. 219-234.
Educational Studies   (219-234) 219-234   2001   [Refereed]
Nakayama, A. (2000). The Relationship between Visual Mental Images and Prototype Effects in Categorization -a preliminary study-. ICU English Studies, vol. 9, p. 43-53.
ICU English Studies   (43-53) 43-53   2000   [Refereed]

Misc

 
吉田広毅, 谷誠司, 内田智子, 増井実子, 中山晃
PCカンファレンス論文集(CD-ROM)   2015 339-342   2015
折本素・中山晃(Eds.)「英語学習の順次性・系統性を考慮した大学英語教育プログラムの構築 −共通テストの拡充、英語プロフェッショナル養成コースの拡充、E-learningシステムの拡充を通して−」『平成24年度〜平成25年度 愛媛大学教育改革推進事業成果報告書』
平成24年度〜平成25年度 愛媛大学教育改革推進事業成果報告書   76pp.   2014   [Refereed]
中山晃(2011)「小学校英語教育における児童生徒の非言語学的要因に関する基礎的研究」『研究成果報告書 文部科学省科学研究費補助金若手研究(B) 平成20−22年度』
研究成果報告書(科研費)   (82pp.) 88pp.   2011   [Refereed]
Curriculum Development for English Language Program at AIT
Ashikaga Institute of TechnologyResearch Reports, Ashikaga Institute of Technology   (43) 97-103   2009
中山晃(2008)「外国語学習者の言語学習観への介入可能性とその学習行動への影響」『研究成果報告書 文部科学省科学研究費補助金若手研究(B) 平成17−19年度』
研究成果報告書(科研費)   (73pp.) 73pp.   2008   [Refereed]
Sound Symbolism and Embodiment
Human Linguistics CircleKotoba to Ningen, Journal of Human Linguistics Circle   (6) 1-12   2007
Affective and Cognitive Factors among EFL Learners
JALTJALT2006 Conference Proceedings (Online Version)   184-191   2007
The Messenger Project: A classroom activity
JALTJALT2005 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM)   819-827   2006
The Gap between Teachers' and Learners' Beliefs
JALTJALT2004 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM)   139-149   2005
Teachers' Beliefs in Language Teaching
JALTJALT2003 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM)   231-240   2004
Nakayama, A. (2002). An Essay on Linguistic Theory and Adult Foreign Language Learning.『姫路獨協大学特別研究報告論集』p. 105-118.
姫路獨協大学特別研究報告論集   (105-118) 105-118   2002   [Refereed]
Hiraoka, K., Strain, J. E., Strain, S., Ikemura, D., Tabuchi, Y., Sawai, M., Yoshinari, Y., Higuchi, S., & Nakayama, A. (2002). Does foreign language learning change images of self, culture, and the world? Factors that influence and improve English grades
姫路獨協大学特別研究報告論集   (3月21日)    2002   [Refereed]
The web design project: A classroom activity
JALTThe Proceedings of PAC3 at JALT2001 Conference (CD-ROM)   739-744   2002
The children's book project: A classroom activity
JALTJALT2000 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM)   274-278   2001
Gender Differences in Language Learning Beliefs: Focus on Japanese Learners of English as a foreign language and Chinese Learnersof Japanese as a second language
Institute for Educational Research and Service, International Christian UniversityEducational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A)   (48) 227-232   2006
The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Learner's Choice of strategies
Institute for Educational Research and ServiceEducational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A)   (45) 137-149   2003
Measurement of Learners' Beliefs about Japanese Language Learning: A Preliminary Study.
JALT N-SIGJALT Journal of Japanese Language Education   (6) 19-26   2002
The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Foreign Language Learning Strategies: Focus on Japanese Language Learners.
JALT N-SIGJALT Journal of Japanese Language Education   (6) 37-44   2002
Does foreign language learning change images of self, culture, and the world? Factors that influence and improve English grades
3-21   2002
An Essay on Linguistic Theory and Adult Foreign Language Learning
105-118   2002
The Influence of Self-assessment on Learner Motivation
IERS, International Christian UniversityEducational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A)   (43) 219-234   2001
The Relationship between Visual Mental Images and Prototype Effects in Categorization -a preliminary study-.
The Society of ICU English StudiesICU English Studies   (9) 43-53   2000
The possiblity of educational intervention toward learners' beliefs about foreign language learning and the influence of the intervetion on their learning behaviors
Technical Report, Grant-in-aid for young scientists(B), MEXT Japan   73pp.   2008

Books etc

 
Communication Focus
2011   
Maher, J.C., & Nakayama, A. (2003). Language education in Japan: the multicultural challenge (Chapter 9). In Bourne, J. & Reid. E. (Eds.), World Yearbook of Education 2003: Language Education.
Kogan Page   2003   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
On the differences between teaching and academic portfolio
NAKAYAMA Akira
27 Oct 2018   
Developing "Route-Map" Rubric for Assessing Students' Language Performance in English
NAKAYAMA Akira
2 Jun 2018   
Timed reading training: Can it promote second language listening comprehension of Japanese learners of English? [Invited]
OYAMA Yoshinori, NAKAYAMA Akira
AAAL2018   24 Mar 2018   
Developing assessment rubric for "Foreign Language Activities": Focusing on Japanese elementary school students with special educational needs [Invited]
NAKAYAMA Akira, TSUKADA Hatsumi, WAKIZAKA Fumitaka, MIURA Yui, YOSHIDA Hiroki
JUSTEC2017   14 Sep 2017   
The Influence of developmental changes of learner beliefs on L2 self-concept: A case study [Invited]
NAKAYAMA Akira, FAHERTY Sarah, MAGEE Glenn, YOSHIDA Hiroki
The 35th Second Language Research Forum (SLRF2016)   24 Sep 2016   
Sharing the experience of teaching Super Global High School students [Invited]
NAKAYAMA Akira, KAWAMOTO Julia, MAGEE Glenn
JACET Chugku Shikoku Chapter Spring Conference   4 Jun 2016   
Synaesthetic Metaphors in Japanese: an experimental study on the direction of extension. (co-author)
2nd UK-Cognitive Linguistics Conference   2007   
The Influence of Past Language Studies Experience on Current English Learning
ALAA Congress 2007   2007   
The Relationship between affective and cognitive factors among Japanese EFL learners.
18th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Thessaloniki   2007   
The Relationship between EFL learners' affective and cognitive variables
ISLS2007 conference in Hawaii   2007   
Affective and cognitive factors among EFL learners
JALT2006   2006   
The Influence of Goal Orientations on the Choice of Learning Strategy: Focus on Chinese Learners of Japanese as a Second Language
SLRF2006 at the University of Washington in Seattle   2006   
Testing a latent factor model of non-linguistic factors among Japanese EFL learners
Joint AAAL-ACLA/CAAL 2006 Conference in Montréal   2006   
An experimental study of sound symbolism in Japanese (co-author)
New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics (NDCL), at University of Sussex   2005   
Non-linguistic Factors related to EFL learning in Japan
AILA2005 Conference in Madison, Wisconsin   2005   
Gender Differences in Language Learning Beliefs: Focuson Japanese Learners of English as a foreign language and Chinese Learners of Japanese as a second language
ISLS2005 conference in Montréal   2005   
The relationship among non-linguistic factors in EFL learning
AAAL2004 conference in Portland, Oregon   2004   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2011 - 2013    Investigator(s): Akira NAKAYAMA
This study reports on three classes of foreign language activities conducted in special needs education in Japan by describing how students enjoy the activities in English as a foreign language and suggests the following: First, even though studen...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
In this study, we investigated the relationships among strategy use, motivation, and general learner beliefs in L2 reading by implementing teaching practices including a strategy intervention. The results indicated that there are significant relat...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Akira NAKAYAMA
Through the interviews and the self-report questionnaire to the participants and their teachers, it was found that affective factors of students in elementary schools toward English activities can be determined by the relationships with their frie...