MARSHALL KIYOSHI HIGA

Last Updated :2024/02/01

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
mhigahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My interests include intercultural communication, computer-assisted language learning, active-learning and English for specific purposes. I have the experience of having taught at the nursery, elementary, junior high, senior high, college and university levels. My current research focuses on vocabulary acquisition and reading software development. I also currently serve as one of the Hiroshima University Judo Club coaches.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2020/04/01, Hiroshima University, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Associate Professor
  • 2017/01/01, 2020/03/31, National Institute of Technology, Matsue College, Department of Science and Humanities, Associate Professor
  • 2013/04/01, 2016/12/31, National Institute of Technology, Matsue College, Department of Science and Humanities, Lecturer

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Foreign language education

Research Keywords

  • Second Language Acquisition

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Society for Medical English Education, 2021/07
  • JALT CALL, 2022/05
  • The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) - Hiroshima Chapter

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
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  3. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term,
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  32. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Advanced English for Communication
  33. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Advanced Listening in English AI
  34. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Advanced Listening in English AII

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Working with an endoscopy department to aid communication in English, Journal of Medical English Education, 22(1), 37-37, 20230601
  2. Developing a software resource for medical English vocabulary, Journal of Medical English Education, 22(1), 39-39, 20230601
  3. A Pedagogical Framework for the Development of Software for EFL Learners, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 63-77, 20230301
  4. Investigating the English Language Needs of Hospital Medical Teams, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 17-30, 20230301
  5. Developing English-language video materials at a university hospital, Journal of Medical English Education, 21(3), 147-151, 20221001
  6. Making Instructional Videos for a University Hospital, Journal of Medical English Education, 21(2), 29-29, 20220601
  7. Expanding a Third-Year Medical English Curriculum at a Japanese National University, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 1-13, 20220301
  8. EFL Motivating Factors in Japanese Non-English/Intercultural Studies University Majors: A Mixed-Methods Approach, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 121-136, 20220301
  9. ★, Eye Tracking in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism (Aline Godfroid) - Reviewed by Marshall Higa, JALT Journal, 43(2), 257-260, 20211101
  10. A PBL-oriented English class to foster globally competent engineers, A PBL-oriented English class to foster globally competent future engineers The 14th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) 2021 Proceedings, 46-52, 202108
  11. ★, Using Eye-tracking Equipment to Improve Reading Strategies on Standardized Tests, Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE), 95-98, 201909
  12. Approach to an Effective Writing Class Based on Collegiality, The Council of College English Teachers Research Reports, 75-84, 201803
  13. Altering English Test Layouts to Cater to All Students, The Council of College English Teachers, 205-214, 201803
  14. Inclusive Practices in EFL Testing Protocol at Technical Colleges in Japan, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE), 528-532, 201709
  15. Approach to an Integrated English Curriculum - Based on Model Core Curriculum, The Council of College English Teachers, 11-19, 201603
  16. Developing an online corpus and teaching materials for writing technical papers in English, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE), 106-109, 201509
  17. Japanese Nursing English Textbook Adaptation to Teach Cross-Cultural Communication Awareness, Proceedings of the SIETAR Japan 26th Annual Conference, Spring 2012 SIETAR Japan Newsletter, 12-14, 201203
  18. Passive Communication & Social Networking: Initial Results of Facebook Use and Cyber Stalking in Japan, The Bulletin of Hijiyama University, 31-59, 201112

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/02/01, Be the Change! - Transforming Our Future with the SDGs, SDGs, Content and Language Integrated Learning, English, Kaibunsha, 2022, 02, Textbook, Joint work, English and Japanese, Marshall Higa Atsushi Nagai Keiso Tatsukawa, 978-4-87571-171-1, 115

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. English Vocabulary Learning Software Developed by Students at a National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Ashida Yoichiro, ISATE (International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education), 2023/09/13, Without Invitation, English, ISATE Council, Matsue Terrsa
  2. Developing Vocabulary Learning Software for Medical English Students, Walter Davies Simon Fraser, Hiroshima Lexical Research Forum, 2023/09/10, Without Invitation, English, Hiroshima Lexical Research Forum, Online
  3. Integrating materials with lists of words and word parts in English for Medical Purposes, Fraser, Simon; Higa, Marshall; Davies, Walter, British Association for Applied Linguistics, 56th Annual Conference, 2023/08/25, Without Invitation, English, BAAL Conference 2023 Conference Secretariat, University of York
  4. Working with an endoscopy department to aid communication in English, Walter Davies, Marshall Higa, Simon Fraser, The 26th JASMEE Academic Meeting, 2023/07/04, Without Invitation, English, Japan Society for Medical English Education, Hitotsubashi Hall
  5. Developing a software resource for medical English vocabulary, Walter Davies, Simon Fraser, The 26th JASMEE Academic Meeting, 2023/07/04, Without Invitation, English, Japan Society for Medical English Education, Hitotsubashi Hall
  6. Developing Cloud-based Software for Japanese EFL Learners that Combines Text Analysis with Word List Management, JALT CALL 2023, 2023/06/04, Without Invitation, English, JALT CALL, Kumamoto-jo Hall
  7. Maximizing your experience while studying in Japan, Judo experience and maximizing your experience while studying in Japan, 2022/12/03, With Invitation, English, National Institute of Technology, Matsue College Exchange Students Working Group, Hiroshima University
  8. Making Instructional Video for a University Hospital, Walter Davies Simon Fraser, The 25th JASMEE Academic Meeting, 2022/07/16, Without Invitation, English, Japan Society for Medical English Education, Japan Education Center
  9. Using Eye-Tracking Equipment to Improve Test-Taking Strategies of the TOEIC, JALT2021: Reflections and New Perspectives, 2021/11/14, Without Invitation, English, The Japan Association for Language Teaching, Online
  10. A Tutorial to Make Your Online Classes Look Like a YouTube Video, JALT2021: Reflections and New Perspectives, 2021/11/12, Without Invitation, English, The Japan Association for Language Teaching, Online
  11. Building better social relationships in the classroom, with Any Questions?, Simon Capper James Ronald, Okayama JALT Monthly Meeting, October 2021, 2021/10/23, With Invitation, English, Okayama JALT, Online
  12. A PBL-Oriented English Class to Foster Globally Competent Future Engineers, Matsuda, S., Horiuchi, T., Ashraful, A., Salsgiver, J., 14th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education 17-20 August 2021, 2021/08/19, Without Invitation, English, Online
  13. Using Eye-tracking Equipment to Improve Reading Strategies on Standardized Tests, 13th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education, 2019/09/19, Without Invitation, English, Shunan-Shi-Bunkakaikan
  14. A Case Study on Test Formatting to Improve Assessment in EFL Classrooms, 14th Annual CamTESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2018/02/06, Without Invitation, English, CamTESOL, Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC)
  15. Strategies in Test Assessment to Promote Inclusive Practices in an EFL Classroom, Hiroshima JALT 2017 Conference and Book Fair, 2017/12/03, Without Invitation, English, Hiroshima JALT, Hiroshima YMCA
  16. Inclusive Practices in EFL Testing Protocol at Technical Colleges in Japan, The 11th Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE), 2017/09/20, Without Invitation, English, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  17. Japanese Nursing English Textbook Adaptation to Teach Cross-Cultural Communication Awareness, SIETAR Japan 26th Annual Conference, 2012/10/30, Without Invitation, English, SIETAR Japan
  18. Intercultural communication between ALTs and JTEs, Hiroshima JET Midyear Conference 2015, 2015/01/21, With Invitation, Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education, Hiroshima YMCA International Culture Center

Awards

  1. 2017, The Council of College English Teachers (COCET) Research Award, The Council of College English Teachers (COCET)

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Mapping Communication and the Use of English within the Practice of Medicine, 2022, 2022
  2. Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Developing an Integrated Software Platform to Improve Reading Fluency and Comprehension, 2020, 2024
  3. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2018, 2021
  4. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Inclusive Practices to Improve Fairness and Performance on EFL Exams, 2017, 2019

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Publicity Chair, 2021/12, Hiroshima JALT

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Hiroshima JALT 2021 Biennial Conference, Chair, 2021/04, 2021/12

Other Social Contributions

  1. 2023 Global Mirai Juku in Hiroshima, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace, 2023/09/24, 2023/09/24, Hiroshima City Plaza for Town Development through Citizen Exchange, Seminar or workshop, High school students
  2. 2022 Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education Educational Practical Report Meeting,, Discussing the SDGs in an English Communication Class: a CLIL Approach, Hiroshima University Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, 2023/03/03, 2023/03/03, Lecturer, Lecture, Teachers
  3. 31st Foreign Language Teaching and Research Meeting, Advanced: Class Management with Moodle, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, 2023/03/03, 2023/03/03, Hiroshima University Integrated Arts and Sciences Bldg. J, 209, 307, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, Teachers
  4. High School Presentation Competition, High School Presentation Competition, Assumption Kokusai Junior and Senior High School, 2023/02/01, 2023/02/01, Assumption Kokusai Junior and Senior High School, Others, Others, High school students
  5. 2022 Global Mirai Juku in Hiroshima, Japanese-American Internment Camps (SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities), Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace, 2022/09/25, 2022/09/25, Hiroshima City Plaza for Town Development through Citizen Exchange, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, High school students
  6. 2020 Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Educational Practical Report Meeting, Teaching English to a Generation of SNS Users, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, 2021/03/05, 2021/03/05, Hiroshima University, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, Teachers
  7. Teacher's License Renewal Course, Active Learning with ALTs to Develop Intercultural Understanding, Hiroshima University Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, 2021/08/16, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, Teachers
  8. Future Leaders' Program for Global Peace, Internment: Japanese Camps in the North America after Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima for Global Peace, 2021/09/26, Lecturer, Seminar or workshop, High school students
  9. Teacher's License Renewal Course, Combining Active Learning with a Course Textbook During Team-teaching, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, 2020/08/21, 2020/08/21, Lecturer

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2023, ISATE (International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education), Others, Editorial Committee Member, 7
  2. 2017, International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education, Others, Editorial Committee Member, 3