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IMAMURA Hiromi

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Place of Birth Gifu, Japan
Title Professor
Belong to Global Education Center, Language Education Program (English)
Languages and Cultures (graduate school)
College of Humanities
Graduated Nanzan University, Graduate School of Literature
Degree MA in Literature, Nanzan University
Academic Institutional Membership The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)
The International Association of World Englishes (IAWE)
Japanese Association for Language Policy
Japan Society of English Language Education
Field of Study Applied Linguistics, English Education
Research, Studies World Englishes, English language testing
Curriculum Specialized English for the TOEIC Test, English for the STEP Test, English Skill, Linguistics

Books Published, Translation

STEP Test Grade 2 Master Course (joint work), Kinseido, 2018.

An Intermediate Training Course for the TOEIC L&R Test (joint work), Tsurumi Shoten, 2018.

STEP Test Grade 2 SUCCESS COURSE (joint work), Kinseido, 2017.

Understand Sociolinguistics-Yokuwakaru Series (joint work), Mineruba Shobo, 2015.

TOEIC TEST Fundamentals (joint work), Tsurumi Shoten, 2014.

World Englishes: An invitation to World Englishes (joint work), Showado, 2012.

Developing Professional Competences of English Language Teachers (joint work), A Series of Studies on English Education, Vol. 7, Taisyukan Shoten, 2011.

Developing English Teacher Competencies: An Integrated Study of Pre-service Training, Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation, and Certification Systems (joint work), JACET SIG on English Education, 2008.

TOEIC TEST General Course (joint work), Tsurumi Shoten, 2007.

New Grade 2 STEP Test Success Course (joint work), Kinseido, 2007.

TOEIC TEST Short Conversations: Listening, Dictation and Reading Aloud (joint work), Tsurumi Shoten, 2005.

Effective Use of "SRA Reading Laboratory", McGrawHill, 2002.

Ever After (joint work, translation & explanation), Screenplay, 2000.

An Invitation to Sociolinguistics: Society, Culture, and Communication (joint work), Mineruba Shobo, 1996.

The Internet and English Education (joint work), Taisyukan Shoten, 1996.

Academic Papers, Critique

Participation in the KAKEHASHI Project: Japan’s Friendship Ties Program, Journal of Chubu University Education, No. 17, 2017, pp. 183-187.

A Report on English Education in 2015, Journal of Chubu University Education, No. 16, 2016, pp. 89-97.

Teacher Certification Renewal System: An Analysis Based on a Nationwide Survey of Japanese Teachers of English, Educational Perspectives, Journal of the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Vol. 43, 2010, pp. 28-37.

Seeking a New Paradigm of Professional Development and Evaluation of Secondary School English Teachers, JACET SIG on English Education, 2009, pp. 15-37.

Renewal of the Freshman English Placement Test: Creating a New Version and Verifying Its Validity, Journal of Chubu University Education, No. 8, 2008, pp. 43-47.

A Comparative Study of English Learning Methods and English Proficiency Improvement: An Analysis of TOEIC Learning Records, Personal Computer Literacy, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2005, pp. 20-25.

Using the JACET 8000 Word List to Develop English Typing Software, How to Make the Best of JACET 8000: for Educational and Research Application, 2004, pp. 36-37.

Developing an English Placement Test and Classifying English Courses for International Studies, Journal of Chubu University Education, No. 3, 2003, pp. 101-112.

The Improvement of English Proficiency: An Analysis of TOEIC Learning Records, LET 43rd Annual Conference, 2003, pp. 183-186.

Facilitating Communication in English on Interactive Writing Community Web Site, J. of the College of International Studies, No.29, Chubu Univ., 2002, pp. 59-78.

E-learning on English Education and Its Future Perspective, Journal of the College of International Studies, No. 26, 2001, pp. 137-147.

Creating Interactive Writing Community: the Use of BBS Web Site to Facilitate Communication in English, Journal of the College of International Studies, No. 24, 2000, pp. 145-164.

Using HyperCard Program to Administer SRA Reading Activities: Description and Analysis, Journal of the College of International Studies, No. 21, 1998, pp. 137-145.

Administering SRA Activities for the Reading Class Using HyperCard and a Computer Network System, Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT) III, 1997, pp. 137-146.

Using Computer Networks to Facilitate Communication: Network Projects at Chubu, On JALT 95: Curriculum and Evaluation, 1996, pp. 80-90.

A Comparative Study of Forms of Address in Japanese and English, Journal of the College of International Studies, No. 15, 1995, pp. 219-233.

Using an On-campus E-mail List to Motivate Students to Communicate in English, Virtual Connections: Online Activities & Projects for Networking Language Learners, 1995, pp. 24-25.

Effective Incorporation of Oral Practice with Listening and Reading by the Use of Movies, Language Laboratory, 31, 1994, pp. 81-90.

Using Diaries to Enhance Language Learning, J. of the College of International Studies, No.10, Chubu Univ., 1993, pp. 195-208.

Developing "User-Friendly" Tests of English Proficiency: A Standardized Proficiency Test for Average Japanese Students, FLEAT II, 1992, pp. 451-455.

An Introspective Study of Language Learning Through the Analysis of Student Diaries, Chubu University Education, No. 14, 1992, pp. 120-135.

Learner-Centered Classes: Using The Story of English (Textbook and Video) Effectively, Comparative Studies in Culture, No. 11, 1991, pp. 23-43.

A Study of the Passives in Guidebooks, Tokai English Review, No. 2, 1990, pp. 21-33.

How do Japanese College Students Understand English Sentence Structures? -An Analysis by Gapping-, Nanzan Studies in English Language & Literature, No. 13, 1989, pp. 41-55.

Lectures, Symposium, Presentation

Utilizing a Tailor-made Textbook Focusing on EGAP at a Japanese University, The 2nd JACET Summer and English Education Joint Seminar, 2019.

Developing the Relationship between Ohio University and Chubu University: English Education and the KAKEHASHI Project, International Education Week 2018: Colloquium in Linguistics Department at Ohio University, USA, 2018.

J-POSTL: A Reflection Tool for EFL Teacher Education in Japan, 28th Annual JUSTEC (Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortium) Conference at University of West Florida, USA, 2015.

An English Education Curriculum Reform Focusing on EGAP at a Japanese University, The 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) in Brisbane, Australia, 2014.

Incorporation World Englishes into English Education in Japan, 24th Annual JUSTEC (Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortium) Conference, 2012.

Developing Word Recognition Strategies of L1 English Learners of Japanese, Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortium (JUSTEC) 23rd Annual Conference at University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, 2011.

Professional Development and Evaluation of Secondary School EFL Teachers: An Analysis Based on Survey Results from Local Education Boards, JACET 48th Annual Convention, 2009.

Seeking a New Framework of Initial Teacher Education, Professional Development and Evaluation for Secondary School EFL Teachers in Japan, Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortium (JUSTEC) 21st Annual Conference in Hawaii USA, 2009.

The Teacher Certification Renewal System and Its Issues: An Analysis Based on a Nationwide Survey, JACET and LET Kyusyu-Okinawa Chapter Fall Seminar, 2008.

The Impact of the Proposal for a Teacher Certification Renewal System on Teacher Education in Japan, The 15th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) in Essen, Germany, 2008.

A Teacher Certification Renewal System and Qualities and Abilities of Japanese Teachers of English: An Analysis Based on a Nationwide Survey, JACET 47th Annual Convention, 2008.

Teacher Certification Renewal System: An Analysis Based on a Nationwide Survey of Japanese Teachers of English, JUSTEC 20th Annual Conference, 2008.

Developing English Typing Software Based on the JACET 8000 Word List, LET 44th Annual Conference, 2004.

The Improvement of English Proficiency: An Analysis of TOEIC Learning Records, LET 43rd Annual Conference, 2003.

TOEIC programs in Chubu University, The 3rd TOEIC Forum, 2001.

Interactive Writing Community (IWC) on BBS Web Site: Creating the ties that bind students all over the world together, The Fourth Conference on Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT IV), 2000.

E-learning on English Education and Its Future Perspective, JACET 39th Annual Convention, 2000.

Creating Interactive Writing Environment: the Use of BBS Web Site to Facilitate Communication in English, The 12th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), 1999.

Using computers to facilitate SRA activities in reading classes, TESOL 31st Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida USA, 1997.

Living with the network, TESOL 31stAnnual Convention in Orlando, Florida USA, 1997.

Using Computers to Facilitate SRA Activities, JALT 22nd Annual International Conference, 1996.

E-mail Penpals: A Virtually Motivating Experience, TESOL 29th Annual Convention in California, USA, 1995.

Using Computer Networks to Facilitate Communication, JALT 21st Annual International Conference, 1995.

Developing "User-Friendly" Tests of English Proficiency: A Standardized Proficiency Test for Average Japanese Students, The Second Conference on Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT II), 1992.

Awards

Tanaka-OHIO Award For Excellence in Global Engagement, Ohio University, 2018.

Recipient Excellence in Teaching. Award, Chubu University, 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2005.

Recipient Excellence in Teaching. Award, Japan Association of College English Teachers, 1999.

Others

New Englishes and Language Change, Kasugai Senior University, 2000

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