JALT Conference Proceedings - JALT2014

Date of publication: August 2015

JALT2014JALT2014—Conversations Across Borders: Conference Proceedings

It is our pleasure to present the JALT2014 Conference Proceedings. The papers published in the Proceedings have come to represent an impressive range of topics and issues related to language education. We feel that this year’s edition of the Proceedings as well provides an index of the breadth and depth of interest shown by the EFL professionals who have presented at the JALT International Conference.
It would not be possible to publish the Proceedings without the contributions of many individuals, first and foremost the authors themselves, who, besides making presentations at the conference and then writing papers based on them, also submitted to a rigorous process of review and editing in order to prepare their work for publication. We also would like to express our thanks to the various groups who assisted with this process. This includes the reviewers who evaluated the submissions, content editors who worked with authors on revisions, and copy editors who proofread manuscripts for final publication. Not only did many of these contributors go above and beyond what was expected of them, many also contributed in more than one area. Their dedication and professionalism has been much appreciated.
Finally, we would like to thank our readers, as the excellent work represented here would be of little consequence without an interested audience to carry on the discussion. We hope that all of you, contributors and readers alike, will return for future conferences and editions of the Proceedings
Peter Clements, Aleda Krause, and Howard Brown
JALT2014 Conference Proceedings Editors-in-Chief

Selected Papers

This section highlights five papers of exceptional quality that were chosen through consultation with the JALT editorial board. We express our congratulations to these authors and our appreciation of their well-written papers.

Copyright & Cataloguing Data

  • JALT President: Caroline Lloyd
  • Publications Board Chair: Jerry Talandis Jr.


  • Copyright © by the Japan Association for Language Teaching. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any form without written permission from JALT, except in cases of brief quotations embodied in scholarly articles and reviews.

For information:

  • JALT2014 Conference Proceedings, JALT Central Office, Urban Edge Bldg., 5th Floor, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, JAPAN

Cataloging Data:

  • P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.) JALT2014: Conversations Across Borders


  • 1. Second Language Teaching—Second Language Learning—Teacher Education
  • 1. Title September 2015 ISBN: 978-4-901352-47-5  JALT2014 Conference Proceedings



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JALT2014 Conference Proceedings Editorial Staff


Global Education and Classroom Teaching: From CBI to EMI
by Paul Carty, Ryukoku University; Bernard Susser, Ritsumeikan University

University EFL Misaligned Expectations: Overcoming Learning Disjuncture
by Jason D. Gold, Kwansei Gakuin University

University Teaching in the Internationalized Era
by Christopher G. Haswell, Kyushu University

Critical Thinking and EFL at University: Towards a Trans-Disciplinary Classroom
by Brett A. Hack, Aichi Prefectural University

Demystifying Current Trends in Language Education
by Steven Paydon, Rikkyo University; Sarah Louisa Birchley, Toyo Gakuen University; Philip L. McCasland, Fukushima University

Integrating a Functional Approach With Japanese Junior High School Teaching Practices
by Steven Asquith, Ichikawa City Board of Education

Learner Development Across Borders: Reports From the LD SIG Forum
by Ian Hurrell, Anita Aden, Amanda Chin, Hana Craig, Carey Finn, Chris Fitzgerald, Paul Garside, Tomoko Ikeda, Tomoko Imamura, Hideo Kojima, Paul Landicho, Jenny Morgan, Brandon Narasaki, Debjani Ray, Nobuko Saito, Maria Gabriela Schmidt, Joseph Tomei, Kazuko Unosawa

Proactive Professional Development: A Connected Educator
by Vanaja Nethi, Nova Southeastern University; Adam Murray, Miyazaki International College

Collaborative Approaches to Outreach
by Natsumi Magatake, Kazutoshi Musashi, Runa Musashi, Ted O’Neill, Mathew Porter, Caroline Kocel-Ross, Alison Stewart

JALT Forum: Reimagining Contemporary EFL Curricula
by Neil H. Johnson, Kanda University of International Studies; Paul A. Lyddon, Osaka Jogakuin College; Mark Evan Nelson, Kanda University of International Studies; Alex Selman, Kanda University of International Studies; Alex Worth, Osaka Institute of Technology

An Understanding of Why ESL Teachers Teach
by Aaron Francis Ward, Rikkyo University

Communicative Competence in High School? Really?
by Cory J. Koby, University of East London


Investigating Phonological Changes Following English Speech Contest Participation in Japan
by Philip Head, Kochi City Board of Education

In-Service Training for Teaching English in Elementary Schools in Japan
by Kyoko Miyazato, Hakuoh University

Classroom Interaction in Elementary Eikaiwa Classes
by Kathleen S. Cahill, My English School, Gifu

Video Conferencing for Intercultural Education
by Eleanor Kane, University of Shimane

Curriculum Development for English Classes in the Fifth Grade of Elementary School
by Yukie Saito, Waseda University; Yuko Nagasawa, Bunkyo University; Shigeko Ishikawa, Tokyo International University

Extensive Reading Start-up in Junior and Senior High School
by Cory J. Koby, University of East London


German or Japanese? Japanese German Students Evaluate Their Teachers’ Language
by Axel Harting, Hiroshima University

An Examination of Student Preferences for Pre-Discussion Planning
by Robert Stroud, Kwansei Gakuin University

Student Perspectives on a Short-Term Study Abroad Experience
by Scott Roy Douglas, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

日本人成人学習者の英語学習過程 • How do Japanese adult learners study English?
by 藤井明子 東京福祉大学 • Fujii, Akiko, University of Tokyo Social Welfare

Freshman International Students’ English Study at a Japanese University
by Regan Tyndall, Asia University

Learner Reflections on Listening Strategies to Foster Learner Development
by Katrin Niewalda, Matsuyama University

大学生の自己効力感と学習行動 • College Students’ Self-Efficacy and Learning Activities
by 津村修志 盛岡貴昭 大阪商業大学 • Shuji Tsumura, Takaaki Morioka; Osaka University of Commerce

Implementing Speaking Fluency Activities
by Timothy Doe, Kwansei Gakuin University; Stephen Hurling, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

「学習意欲に乏しい大学生の協同学習と音読に対する態度 • Slow Learners’ Attitude to Reading Aloud and Group Work
by 盛岡貴昭, 津村修志, 吹原顕子, 大阪商業大学 • Takaaki Morioka, Shuji Tsumura, Akiko Fukihara, Osaka University of Commerce

Intelligibility Among Japanese EFL Learners: The Need for Pronunciation Practice
by Junko Chujo, Takaoka University of Law

Student and Teacher (Mis)Matching L1 Preferences Over Time
by Eleanor Carson, Hiroshima City University

An NPRM Approach to Study Abroad-Related Motivation and Anxiety
by Dana Lingley, Kansai Gaidai University


Disney Princesses and the Diachronic Change of Culturally Gendered Language
by Frazer Heritage, The University of Birmingham

「は」と「が」の用法理解の実態と構文別指導の効果 • Understanding of Wa and Ga Particle Usage and Sentence Structure-Based Instruction
by 松澤隆志, 浙江師範大学 • Takashi Matsuzawa, Zhejiang Normal University

The Conditional Relevance of Native Speaker Pronunciation in ELF Situations
by George O’Neal, Niigata University

Reported Speech: A Central Skill of Conversation
by John Campbell-Larsen, Kyoto Women’s University

Quantification of MAKE Collocations in High School English Course Textbooks
by Mayumi Shimizu, University of Birmingham

Direction of Translation from English to Japanese
by Shirley Leane, Tottori University; Chinatsu Nobetsu, Hyuga High School; Meredith Stephens, Tokushima University

Chase or Pursue: A Corpus-Based Study
by Blair W. B. Barr, University of Birmingham, Tamagawa University

English as a Lingua Franca: Towards Changing Practices
by Andrew Leichsenring, Tamagawa University; Paul McBride, Tamagawa University; Ethel Ogane, Tamagawa University; Brett Milliner, Tamagawa University


Teaching Literature in Translation in the EFL Classroom
by Kathryn M. Tanaka, Otemae University

Black Swan Theory and PBL in Japanese Universities
by Gregory V. G. O’Dowd, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Learning About PBL From Foreign Students
by Gregory V. G. O’Dowd, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Screen English: A Practical Movie Course Guide
by Kevin Miller, Tsurumi University

A Study on Note Taking in EFL Listening Instruction
by Michael J. Crawford, Dokkyo University

A Systematic Approach to Making Textbook Supplements
by Cameron Romney, Kyoto Sangyo University

Creating Supplementary Readings: JTE and ALT Roles
by Peter J. Collins, Tokai University; Gary Scott, Fine Tokai University

Intercultural Communication: Filling the Gaps
by David James Townsend, Shujitsu University

Teaching Intercultural Competence: More than Just Culture
by Fern Sakamoto, Aichi Prefectural University

How Critical Thinking Is Taught in High School English Textbooks
by Michio Mineshima, Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Gratitude Project: Writing, Reading, and Reporting
by Naoko Harada, Kyorin University

Extensive Reading, Listening, and Shadowing with Graded Reader CDs
by Miyuki Yonezawa, Tokai University; Yuka Kurihara, Tokai University; Jeffrey Durand, Rikkyo University

No More Zzz’s: Audience Engagement During Oral Presentations
by Kevin M. Maher, University of Macau


From Theory to Practice: Reading EAP Literature Using Critical Theory
by Neil Addison, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

Literature in Language Teaching SIG Forum: Literature Across Borders
by Neil Addison, Neil Conway, Morten Hunke, Atsushi Iida, Tara McIlroy, Anna Twitchell, & Li-hsin Tu

Measuring the Effects of Reading Fluency Practice and Extensive Reading on L2 Reading Fluency
by Barry Keith, Gunma University

Between the Lines: Teaching Inference to Students Who Don’t Read
by Anna Twitchell, Kanda University of International Studies

Creating a Literary Quote and Picture Task
by Tara McIlroy, Kanda University of International Studies

Pedagogical Implications of Effective Corrective Feedback on L2 Writing
by Robert H. Taferner, Hiroshima University

An Instructional Approach to Persuasive Writing
by Akie Yasunaga, Tokyo Keizai University

Shadowing the Masters: A Revision Activity for Narrative Writing
by Li-hsin Tu, Kanda University of International Studies

Good Writing From a Student’s Perspective
by Gavin Brooks, Doshisha University


Online Speech-to-Text for Speech Training: The Perspective of Learners of English
by Joao Carlos Koch, Jr., Sapporo Gakuin University

Mixing Ancient and Modern: Dictation and Internet Media Combinations
by Mark Rebuck, Meijo University

Exploiting Movies Effectively
by Robert J. Ashcroft, Tokai University

Five Japanese Students’ Self-directed Learning With ICT: An Exploratory Study
by Remi Okazaki, Aoyama Gakuin University

Collaborative Stop Motion Projects for Academic Writing
by Marnie Mayse, Toyo Gakuen University; Patrizia Hayashi, Sarah Holland, Meikai University


TOEIC Survey: Speaking vs. Listening and Reading
by Masaya Kanzaki, Kanda University of International Studies

Using Genre to Evaluate Spoken English
by Damian Lucantonio, University of Electro-Communications; Eric Hauser, University of Electro-Communications and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Assessing L2 Pragmatic Development: Pragmatics SIG Forum
by Joseph Siegel, J. F. Oberlin University; Yusuke Okada, Osaka University; Aki Siegel, Rikkyo University

Student Assessment Preferences in an ER Program
by York Weatherford, Kyoto Notre Dame University; Jodie Campbell, Kyoto Sangyo University

How Teacher–Raters Assess Learners’ Pronunciation
by Ayako Yokogawa, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Validating a High School Test of English Conversation
by Sam Berry, Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School

Self-, Peer, and Teacher Assessments of Student Presentation Videos
by Joel P. Rian, Hokkaido Information University; Don Hinkelman, Sapporo Gakuin University; Matthew Cotter, Sapporo Gakuin University

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