AKIKO NAKAYAMA

Last Updated :2024/05/16

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
anakayamhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research has started to answer the question "what kind of experiences do Japanese language learners have in Japan." which grabbed me as a Japanese language teacher and as a foreign language learner. In the process of tackling the question, I was aware of the fallacy and the limit I was captured. I am also interested in qualitative research methods and teacher education.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Osaka University
  • Osaka University

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Teaching Japanese as a Second Language

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Japanese language education
  • Social sciences;Education;Sociology of education

Research Keywords

  • Life stories
  • Cross-Cultural education
  • Sociology of education
  • Teaching Japanese as a Second/ Foreign Language

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Research Tutorial IIB
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Fundamentals of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introduction to Intercultural Interaction
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Project Workshop in Transcultural Education
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Transcultural Education (Sem.)
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Teaching Practicum in Japanese as a Foreign Language
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Specific Study of Japanese as a Second Language I
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Specific Study of Japanese as a Second Language II
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  11. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society(Japanese Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society(Japanese Class)Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  14. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Research Methods in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  15. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research Project on Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  16. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Advanced Studies in Intercultural Education
  17. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Intercultural Education
  18. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  19. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  20. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Tutorial Seminar in Special Topics
  21. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Tutorial Seminar in Special Topics
  22. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research in Special Topics
  23. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research in Special Topics

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Collegially exploring engaged meaningful learning: Stories, perspectives, dialogue, and issues., The Learner Development Journal, 7, 128-156, 2023
  2. Making a Learning Environment Beyond the Language Classroom: A Language Learning History of a Japanese Pop Culture Fan, 3, 79-95, 20220715
  3. What Deaf or Hard of Hearing Workers Want in the Workplace: Analysis comments for a questionnaire survey of Deaf or Hard of Hearing employees at Company Z, 24-31, 20220325
  4. Communication in the Workplace for Workers with Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Focusing on interpersonal relationships, 2, 242-249, 20220325
  5. Reconciling with English: An Autobiography to Ruminate Over the Different Meanings That English Has for Us, The Learner Development Journal Issue 5: Engaging with the Multilingual Turn for Learner Development: Practices, 5, 25-39, 2021
  6. Notes for Life Story as a Qualitative Research Method in Language Education., 6, 63-69, 2018
  7. What comes after the linguistic instrumentalism: Some cases in the US and Korea, The Proceedings of the Symposium on Commodification and Consumption of Language Education, 20161007
  8. I don’t need Japanese anymore if I can speak English perfectly: Japanese versus English in a study-abroad program in Japan, Literacies, 22(2), 82-98

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Exploring the interplay of gender and language learning: An autoethnographic journey, The first International Research Conference on Gender Studies-2023, 2310/12, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Gangodawita, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka