MAEHARA Kaoru

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Name
MAEHARA Kaoru
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Job title
Lecturer
Degree
Master(pedagogy)(Hiroshima University)

Research Areas

 
 

Education

 
 
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2002
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Graduate School, Division of Education, Hiroshima University
 
 
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1994
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Faculty of Education, Hiroshima University
 

Misc

 
FUJITA Tomoyo, MAEHARA Kaoru, WATABE Minaho, NOGUCHI Masaki, MASUDA Mariko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   22(1) 46-47   Mar 2015
This paper introduces a listening comprehension task, which focuses on Kango; words of Chinese origin, for students from Chinese backgrounds. This task aims to improve the ability to comprehend Kango correctly by listening and using knowledge of k...
MAEHARA Kaoru, KIKUCHI Fumiko, MASUDA Mariko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   22(1) 66-67   Mar 2015
In this paper, an interview research is conducted to investigate how eight intermediate and advanced level learners from non-kanji background have been learning kanji. Through comparing their strategies and preferences to learning stroke and shape...
FUJITA Tomoyo, WATABE Minaho, MASUDA Mariko, MAEHARA Kaoru, SOEJIMA Akio, NOGUCHI Masaki, KIKUCHI Yasuto
Journal of Japanese language education methods   21(1) 54-55   Mar 2014
This study outlines a short course designed for intermediate level students from Chinese background to restudy kanji readings. As found in our previous research, understanding both default sounds of individual kanji and sound alternation rules is ...
MAEHARA Kaoru, MASUDA Mariko, KIKUCHI Yasuto, FUJITA Tomoyo, WATABE Minaho, SOEJlMA Akio
Journal of Japanese language education methods   20(2) 16-17   Sep 2013
Some Kanji compounds are read as - "出(shutsu) + 発(hatsu) ->出発(shuppatsu)", a sound shift from the default sound of each kanji in a morpheme boundary, hi this paper, we investigated how intermediate Kanji area learners interpreted "h/p shift follow...
MAEHARA Kaoru, MASUDA Mariko, KAWACHI Ayaka, TAKEYAMA Naoko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   20(1) 114-115   Mar 2013
In this presentation, while observing learners' actions, we noted that on the iPad, or similar screen-based devices, there seemed to be effects on learning in regards to character-based "lists." By tapping on the screen, learners were able to effi...
MASUDA Mariko, MAEHARA Kaoru, KIKUCHI Yasuto, WATABE Minaho, FUJITA Tomoyo, SOEJIMA Akio
Journal of Japanese language education methods   20(1) 44-45   Mar 2013
The aim of this presentation is to examine, through a survey conducted of learners, how Japanese language learners who come from areas using Chinese characters experience difficulties in mastering the Japanese readings of Kanji. We will also intro...
KAWACHI Ayaka, TAKEYAMA Naoko, MASUDA Mariko, MAEHARA Kaoru, SOEJIMA Akio, KIKUCHI Yasuto
Journal of Japanese language education methods   20(1) 10-11   Mar 2013
In this study, we inspected prosodic features of "-ndeskedo" in natural conversation of native speakers and Japanese teaching materials. We observed following points, 1) a) Falling intonation and lengthening of a final vowel /o/ are necessary when...
KAWACHI Ayaka, TAKEYAMA Naoko, MAEHARA Kaoru, MASUDA Mariko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   19(2) 40-41   Sep 2012
In this presentation, we will be showing how we inquired into the diverse ways learners use the same tools to study vocabulary. In this study, the student's actions and behaviors were recorded when using an iPad-based vocabulary learning applicati...
KIKUCHI Yasuto, MASUDA Mariko, MAEHARA Kaoru, KAWAUCHI Ayaka, TAKEYAMA Naoko, MUKAI Rumiko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   19(1) 38-39   Mar 2012
We are offering a course of "Teaching Japanese as a second language" for Japanese freshmen and sophomores. Characteristics of the course are as follows: 1) This is offered as a course in Liberal Arts and the students' majors are in various fields....
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Bulletin of International Center, the University of Tokyo   0(16) 1-13   2010
LEE Sangmok, MASUDA Mariko, MAEHARA Kaoru, KIKUCHI Yasuto
Journal of Japanese language education methods   16(1) 64-65   Mar 2009
This paper will introduce a web-based learning system developed to support the learning of Japanese notation. While directing the learner to the correct character string, the materials provide effective feedback on the word or word portion that th...
MAEHARA Kaoru, LEE Sangmok
Journal of Japanese language education methods   16(1) 24-25   Mar 2009
This paper introduces digital audio Kanji materials for upper-elementary learners. The materials display 10-15 characters each for approximately 500 Kanji through various subjects such as radicals, situation, and function. These materials have the...
MASUDA Mariko, MAEHARA Kaoru, KIKUCHI Yasuto, Lee Sangmok
Journal of Japanese language education methods   15(2) 18-19   Sep 2008
This paper introduces the two-week Japanese course for beginners that International Center of the University of Tokyo provided in June 2008 as a part of International Alliance of Research Universities Global Summer Program (IARU-GSP). This course ...
MAEHARA Kaoru, MASUDA Mariko, LEE Sangmok, KIKUCHI Yasuto
Journal of Japanese language education methods   14(2) 54-55   Sep 2007
In this paper, we introduce the auditory-based online learning materials, in which elementary level's learners will get used to basic structure of Japanese. Our materials contain the following tasks; for example, to judge whether the sentence is a...
MASUDA Mariko, KOBAYAKAWA Maiko, OZEKI Hiromi, MAEHARA Kaoru, KONDO Hiroko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   14(1) 54-55   Mar 2007
In the conversation, elementary level learners often use strategy of "Moo Ichido Ittekudasai" to make the other person to repeat phrases or sentences, when they didn't get what he/she have said. This presentation shows that, through analysis of ph...
MAEHARA Kaoru, FUJISHIRO Hiroko
Journal of Japanese language education methods   14(1) 24-25   Mar 2007
For learners from non-kanji back grounds, who are not real beginner, it remains difficult in recognizing and reproducing kanji correctly. In this paper, we analyzed the kanji written in tests, homework and quiz for upper-elementary learners and, f...
MAEHARA Kaoru
Journal of Japanese language education methods   12(1) 52-53   Mar 2005
This paper introduces "Kanji Comprehension Task" which is under developing. This task is especially characterized in the two aspects; 1) intended for beginners from non-kanji backgrounds, and 2) focusing on recognition of shape and meaning of kanj...
MAEHARA Kaoru
Journal of Japanese language education methods   11(2) 8-9   Sep 2004
The kanji class for elementary level learners from non-kanji backgrounds is required to take into consideration the learners' ability of recognition on shape and meaning for kanji character, the stage of vocabulary acquisition, and the attainment ...
MAEHARA Kaoru
Journal of Japanese language education methods   11(1) 34-35   Mar 2004
Though most kanji learning materials for elementary level learners are mainly focusing just on reading and writing activities, it is necessary for learners from non-kanji backgrounds to improve their skills to guess the meaning from the shape in o...
Maehara Kaoru
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education   50 273-280   Feb 2002
The constituent attached nado (it is hereafter called nado phrase) illustrates the contents of a following noun phrase, without any adnominal marker (e.g.-toitta). This paper consid-ers the difference between nado phrase and adnominal constituent,...

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Kaoru MAEHARA
In this study, we developed materials and methods for efficient learning of Kanji by recognizing the learning difficulties in two ways :(1) characteristics of Kanji, and(2) characteristics of the learner. More specifically, these include(1) an onl...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2006 - 2009    Investigator(s): Yasuto KIKUCHI
This research developed various tools of learning which facilitate Japanese language learners' understanding of Japanese grammar by using the dynamic image of e-learning. These studying tools include1)tools for learning Japanese verb conjugations ...
Teaching Kanji for Elementary Learner from Non-Kanji Background
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2004 - 2006
Japanese Learning Support for Foreign Students by e-learning
Grant-in-Aid for Promotion of Private Scientific Research
Project Year: 2005   
Study on Topic in Contemporary Japanese
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 1999