KASAHARA Kiwamu

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Name
KASAHARA Kiwamu
Affiliation
Hokkaido University of Education
Section
Faculty of Education, Asahikawa Campus
Research funding number
50439006

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 1987
 - 
Mar 1994
Others
 
Apr 1994
 - 
Mar 2006
Others
 
Apr 2006
 - 
Mar 2009
Lecturer
 
Apr 2009
 - 
Feb 2010
Associate Professor
 
Mar 2010
 - 
Mar 2012
Associate Professor
 

Education

 
Apr 1983
 - 
Mar 1987
American Literature, Faculty of Comparative Culture, University of Tsukuba
 
Apr 2003
 - 
Mar 2005
English Language Education, Graduate School, Division of Education, University of Tsukuba
 

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2006
 - 
Mar 2010
Kanto-Koshinetsu Association of Teachers of English
 
Apr 2010
 - 
Today
The Japan Society of English Language Education
 
Apr 2010
 - 
Today
The Hokkaido English Language Education Society
 
Apr 2012
 - 
Mar 2015
The Hokkaido English Language Education Society
 
Apr 2012
 - 
Mar 2016
The Japan Association of English Teaching in Elementary Schools
 

Published Papers

 
Threshold vocabulary size for incidental vocabulary learning
HELES Journal   (4) 39-52   Dec 2004   [Refereed]
This paper investigated which type of glossing, sigle glosses or multiple-choice glosses, were more effective for incidental vacabulary learning. There were 260 high school and university students who participated in the experiment. The findings a...
Comparison in vocabulary size and lexical inference between Japanese high school and college students
Tsukuba Review of English Language Teaching   (26) 21-39   Mar 2005   [Refereed]
This study examined vocabulary sizes of high school and university learners of English, and the relationship between their vocabulary sizes and success rates in guessing meanings of unknown words. It was found that Japanese learners know the most ...
Effects of text readability on incidental vocabulary learning through glosses
Annual Review of English Education in Japan   (16) 131-140   Mar 2005
This study examined how text readability can affect the effectiveness of incidental learning of words with glosses. It reached the following two conclusions. Text readability can affect the effectiveness of incidental learning of words with glosse...
Reliability and validity of translation tests as a measure of reading comprehension
Ushiro, Y., Shimizu, M., Hijikata, K., Shimoda, A., Mizoshita, H., & Sato, R.
Annual Review of English Education in Japan   (16) 71-80   Mar 2005   [Refereed]
This study examined validity and reliability of translation items in English exams. It was found that different raters had different evaluation standards, and that the correct translations did not gurantee the appropriate understanding of the text...
The effects of visual aids on reading comprehension tests
Ushiro, Y., Shimizu, M., Hijikata, Y., Nakagawa, C., Morimoto, Y., Sato, R., & In'ami, Y.
JACET Bulletin   (42) 21-30   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
This paper examined the role of visual materials in communicative reading tests. It was found that drawings or photographes that show what things look like were the most frequently used in all the reading tests, and that the new communicative read...

Misc

 
On effective way to increase comprehensible input in listening and reading for high school students in Japan
   Dec 1998
This paper deals with how to increase comprehensible input for Japanese high school learners of Englsih, based on the Input Hypothesis by S. Krashen (1985). In a classroom, ENglish teachers can introduce 5-minute talk, oral interaction and pair wo...

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Threshold vocabulary size for incidental vocabulary learning for MC glosses
The 5th Meeting of the Hokkaido English Language Education Society   Oct 2004   
For well-balanced triangle through team-teaching
The 2006-2007 ALT mid-year seminar at Ibaraki Prefectural Office   Oct 2006   
Item analysis of the listening test in English proficiency administered by the National Center Test
The 153th Meeting of IRICE English Language Education Society   Oct 2006   
Item analysis of the listening test in English proficiency administered by the National Center Test for university admission
The 3rd Seitoku seminar for English teachers   Feb 2007   
The effects of speech rate and task characteristics on the item difficulty of the Center Listening Test
The 33th meeting of the Japan Society of English Language Education   Aug 2007   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Effects of tow-word collocations on intentional vocabulary learning
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013
Effects of two-word collocations on intentional vocabulary learning
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013
Developing a list of tweo-word collocations for EFL learners
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Developing a list of two-word collocations for EFL learners
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
This study aims to develop a list of known-and-unknoun word collocations for high school EFL learners in Japan. The "known" words mean the words in the 1000 word-level in JACET 8000, while the "unknown" words mean the 2000 to 4000 word-level in th...
Effective ways of conducting vocabulary quizzes with insights from vocabulary studies
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Today