JULIA TANABE

Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Assistant Professor
E-mail
jtanabehiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research concerns English language education with special focus on intercultural communication. In particular, I am interested in how to promote intercultural communicative competence in the classroom and through study abroad.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in English Applied Linguistics and TESOL\TEFL, University of Pecs, Hungary
  • University of Pecs

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Foreign language education

Research Keywords

  • English Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Study Abroad, Identity

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) - Hiroshima Chapter

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  2. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  3. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  4. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  5. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  6. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  7. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  8. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  9. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  10. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  11. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  12. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  13. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  14. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  15. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  16. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  17. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  18. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  19. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Advanced English for Communication
  20. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, English Oral Presentation Skill Up BI
  21. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, English Oral Presentation Skill Up BI

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Peer Commenting on Written Assignments for a Japanese University Online English Course (2023), Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 45-62, 20230301
  2. Tanabe, J., Fraser, S., & Davies, W. (2022). Using online flipped learning for teaching English language speaking skills at a Japanese university. Hiroshima Studies in Language Education 25, 29-44., Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 29-44, 20220301
  3. Tanabe, J. (2021). Sustaining language learning through social interaction at a Japanese national university. IAFOR Journal of Education, 9(6), 112-125., 2021
  4. Tanabe, J. (2021). Revisiting challenges by reflecting on language learning and language teaching experiences. Hiroshima Studies in Language Education 24, 61-72.
  5. Japanese University Students' Hungarian Language Learning Experiences: A Multiple Case Study, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 23, 177-192, 2020
  6. Japanese students intercultural gains in a study abroad context, Argumentum, 15, 421-446, 2019
  7. Promoting intercultural communicative competence in the EFL classroom, Journal of Research and Pedagogy of Otemae University Institute of International Education, 4, 97-108, 2018
  8. Online interactions of Japanese and Hungarian EFL learners: A critical analysis, The Seventh Asian Conference on Education: Education, Power and Empowerment, 407-420, 2016
  9. Japanese students study abroad experiences and attitudes towards English in a Hungarian context, Tavlatok a mai magyar alkalmazott nyelveszetben, 192-203, 2016
  10. A case study of a Japanese-Hungarian secondary-school EFL student: The interaction of sociocultural identity, languages and willingness to communicate, Modern trends in foreign language teaching and applied linguistics, 132-147, 2015
  11. Bridging learners in Hungary and Japan: A case study of an online EFL communication project, UPRT 2015: Empirical Studies in English Applied Linguistics, 53-73, 2015

Publications such as books

  1. 2024/01/15, Uenishi, K., Davies, W., Fraser, S., Tanabe, J. & Hougham, D. (2024). English for Exploring the World: Developing Communication Skills, 2024, 1, Textbook, Joint work, English, 978-4-269-66059-5, 97
  2. 2023/08/31, Tanabe, J. (2023). Encountering another culture can be the chance to develop myself: Reflecting on intercultural experiences in a writing course at a Japanese national university. In A. Fekete, K. Farkas, K. Simon & R. Lugossy (Eds.). UPRT 2021: Studies in English Applied Linguistics (pp. 140-154). Publisher: Lingua Franca Csoport. ISBN:978-963-626-023-1, 2023, 8, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, 978-963-626-023-1, 200
  3. 2021, Davies, W., Fraser, S. & Tanabe, J. (2021). Using a learning management system for English productive-skills courses. In M. Morita & K. Enokida (Eds.), Language education under the coronavirus pandemic: Online courses developed by Hiroshima University s Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education (pp. 174-199). Keisuisha Publishing ISBN9784863275539, 9784863275539

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Tanabe, J. (2023). Peer commenting on written tasks at a Japanese university, JALT 2023 international conference, Tsukuba, JALT 2023 Tsukuba, Without Invitation, English
  2. Tanabe, J. (2022). Reflecting on intercultural experiences in a writing course in Japan. JALT PanSIG conference, Nagano, 2022 07 10, Without Invitation, English, Nagano
  3. Tanabe, J. (2021). Using the flipped approach in English speaking and writing courses online at a Japanese university. HiJALT conference, Hiroshima 2021 12 18. (online), Without Invitation, English
  4. A turning point in life: the process of co-constructing identities during study abroad. The 5th Annual CLIC Conference: Diversity Across Settings of Language Use and Learning: identity, culture and gender. Rice University, Houston, TX. (online conference) 2020. 10 10-11., Without Invitation, English
  5. Intercultural Communicative Competence in the Hungarian language classroom, JALT Other Language Educators (OLE) SIG Conference: Focusing on Intercultural Communication, 2019/10/05, Without Invitation, English, Other Language Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching (OLE SIG of JALT), St. Mary's College, Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  6. University attempts supporting degree-seeking Japanese students’ in Hungary: ideas for implementation, Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency 45th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition, 2019/11, Without Invitation, English, JALT, WINC AICHI, Nagoya City, Aichi, Japan
  7. Japanese university students experiences and motivation for learning Hungarian, Other Language Educators OLE 6 SIG, JALT: The Past, Present and Future of Second Foreign Languages in Japan, 2017/09/15-16, Without Invitation, English, Hiroshima, Japan
  8. Revisiting challenges in an intercultural context, PanSIG, JALT: Expand Your Interests – Akita, Japan, 2017 05. 19-21., Without Invitation, English
  9. Online interactions of Japanese and Hungarian EFL learners: A Critical Analysis, IAFOR, The Seventh Asian Conference on Education - Education, Power and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries – Kobe, Japan, 2015 10. 21 – 10. 25., Without Invitation, English
  10. Bridging learners in Hungary and Japan: A case study of an online EFL communication project, University of Pécs Round Table Conference: Empirical Studies in Applied Linguistics – Pécs, Hungary, 2015 05. 29., Without Invitation, English
  11. Japanese students study abroad experiences and attitudes towards English in a Hungarian context, MANYE Congress - Language, language technology, language pedagogy: 21st century trends - Budapest, Hungary, 2015 03. 30 – 04. 01., Without Invitation, English
  12. Achieving coherence in Japanese EFL students argumentative writing, University of Zagreb Round Table Conference: Empirical Research in Applied Linguistics – Zagreb, Croatia, 2014 05. 16., Without Invitation, English
  13. A case study of a Japanese-Hungarian secondary - school EFL student: The interaction of sociocultural identity, languages and willingness to communicate, Modern Trends in Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in the Twenty-first Century: Meeting the Challenges – Beregszász, Ukraine, 2014 04. 11., Without Invitation, English

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Research about Japanese students study abroad experiences in English medium programs in a non-English speaking country: A large scale project on study abroad motivation and outcomes, 2021, 2023

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Hiroshima JALT, 2021/

Other Social Contributions

  1. Teacher's License Renewal Course, Promoting Intercultural Understanding Through Using Textbooks, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, 2020/08/21, Lecturer