Ph.D. Dissertations & MA Theses
Supervised at
The Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research
Kansai University
(as of 03/21/14)


Ph.D. Dissertations

March, 2005
1. IKEDA, Maiko
Toward Better Instruction of EFL Reading Strategies: An Instructional Model Based on a Synthesis of Five Empirical Studies. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

Septemnber, 2006
2. KOYAMA, Toshiko
For the Effective Use of Hand-held Electronic Dictionaries in the Japanese EFL Context: Focusing on Retention, Reading Comprehension, and Learners' Impressions. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

3. YAMANE, Shigeru
Some Characteristics of Japanese EFL Learners' Utterances and their Phonetic Features:Observations from a Psycholinguistic Perspective. (Ph.D. dissertation written in Japanese)

March, 2007
4. KAWAMURA, Yoshiharu
Studies on the Effect of Hand Gestures on the Recall of English Expressions. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

March, 2009
5. MIZUMOTO, Atsushi
Exploring the Art of Vocabulary Learning Strategies: A Closer Look at Japanese EFL University Students. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

6. YABUKOSHI, Tomoko
Exploring Language Learner Strategies Used by Japanese Lower Secondary School Students of EFL: A Synthesis of Quantitative and Qualitative Studies. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

September, 2009
7. SUGITA, Maya
I don't like English: A Comprehensive Study of Motivating EFL Students in the Japanese Secondary School Context. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

September, 2010
8. SUMI, Seijiro
Towards Integration and Normalisation of Technology in the Japanese EFL Context: An Ecological Perspective on Foreign Language Teaching. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

September, 2011
9. SASAKI, Akihiko
Make them Focus on Form: Incorporating e-mail-mediated Language Learning Activities into Communication-based EFL Classrooms in a Japanese Junior High School Context. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)

March, 2014
10. UEKI, Michiko
Study Abroad and Motivation to Learn a Second Language: Exploring the Possibility of the L2 Motivational Self System. (Ph.D. dissertation written in English)



MA Theses, MA Materials Development, & MA Comprehensive Exam. Option

March, 2004
1. INOUE, Kie
Analyzing English Teaching Materials for Children. (MA thesis written in English)

2. YABUKOSHI, Tomoko
Profiling Patterns of Strategy Use by Analyzing Diaries of Japanese Learners of Korean: A Case Study. (MA thesis written in English, Granted with distinction)

March, 2005
3. HIROSE, Akira
An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Reading-aloud on EFL Learners' Output. (MA thesis written in English, Granted with distinction)

4. IIJIMA, Kozue
Factors Associated with EFL Oral Reading Anxiety. (MA thesis written in English)

5. IKUKAWA, Yuka
Why Some Japanese Students Have Trouble Learning English?: A Factor Analysis. (MA thesis written in English)

6. MORI, Kimiyo
Creating Web-based Materials for Elective English Courses in Teaching 'E-mail Writing.' (MA materials development written in Japanese)

7. MORIMOTO, Osamu
The Effects of Pre-activities on Shadowing: A Comparative Study. (MA thesis written in English)

8. SHAHANA, Kyoko
On Tsumazuki of Japanese High School Learners: Some Causes behind the Troubles. (MA thesis written in English)

9. SUGITA, Maya
Use of Encouragements in Japanese EFL Classes. (MA thesis written in English)

10. SUZUKA, Ikuko
Developing a Curriculum for Elementary School English Activities: A Small Bridge from Elementary Schools to Junior High Schools. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

March, 2007
11. KONDO, Mutsumi
Reflection, Noticing, and Autonomy: An Empirical Study in a Japanese EFL Context.  (MA thesis written in English)

12. YAMASHITA, Yoko
Developing teaching materials and teaching plans for promotion of international understanding: Focusing on changing high school students' stereotypes of Australia. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

September, 2007
13. TAKAGI, Tomoki
Effects of Shadowing and Repeating on EFL Learners' Prosody. (MA thesis written in English)

March, 2008
14. KIMURA, Chisato
How do L1 and L2 Reading Processes Differ?: A Strategic Perspective. (MA thesis written in English)

15. OKADA, Wakana
Learning Grammar in Context: A New Approach of Wayakusakiwatashi. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

16. SAKAI, Toyoko
What is a Good Academic Presentation?: Two Empirical Studies. (MA thesis written in English)

17. SANADA, Emiko
Developing a Handbook for Elementary School English Activities : For Homeroom Teachers. (MA material development written in Japanese, Granted with distinction)

18. TANIYAMA, Kei
Using Multimedia for Foreign Language Teaching: Based on a Cognitive Semantics Approach. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

19. UEDA, Tomoko
(MA Comprehensive Exam. Option)

20. YASUDA, Kana
Developing English Conversation Teaching Materials for a School trip to Australia : From Guided Learning to Self-learning. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

21. YOKOYAMA, Takayuki
Developing a Handbook for Promoting Students' Utterances in English Classes: For Junior High School Students. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

March, 2009
22. IKEDA, Tomomi
(MA Comprehensive Exam. Option)

23. KATAMI, Natsu
Developing EFL Teaching Materials aiming at Fostering Form Awareness of Japanese Junior High School Students. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

24. SUEZAWA, Natsuko
What Can We Learn from Expert English Teachers?: A Comparative Study of Perspectives Between Experts and Novices in the Japanese EFL Context. (MA thesis written in English)

September, 2009
25. SHIMODA, Yuko
Developing Introductory Materials for Promoting International Understanding in Japanese Junior High School English Classes: Based on "New Crown English Series" Published by Sanseido. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

March, 2010
26. HOMMA, Yuko
Vocabulary Learning Strategy Use and Long-term Memory: Intentional Vocabulary Learning in the Japanese EFL Context.(MA thesis written in English)

27. ISHIDA, Yugo
Spoken Grammar of English Used by Japanese EFL Learners: A Corpus-based Comparative Study.(MA thesis written in English, Granted with distinction)

28. UEKI, Michiko
Use of Listening Strategies in an Academic Setting by Japanese University Students of EFL. (MA thesis written in English)

March, 2011
29. ADACHI, Koji
Developing a Movie-Based English Listening Material: Designed for Junior High School Third-Year Students.(MA materials development written in Japanese)

30. DEI, Yoshio
Pedagogical Intervention to Enhance EFL Students' Motivation: An Attempt Based on Self-Determination Theory.(MA thesis written in English)

31. SMITH, Jeff
Instructor Feedback Effect on Two Aspects of Self-Concept in Japanese University Non-English Major Students.(MA thesis written in English)

32. TOSHIMA, Masataka
(MA Comprehensive Exam. Option)

33. TSUCHIYA, Takako
Output-Oriented Curriculum Development for English Teaching: Focusing on Speech Activities. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

March, 2012
34.IRISAWA, Yumi
Development of an English Curriculum and Teaching Materials for Adults over the Age of 60 to be Used to Improve the Foreign Language Learning Environment for Older Adults in Japan.(MA materials development written in Japanese)

35. KATAYAMA, Kaori
Is Repeating Practice Really Inferior to Shadowing Practice?: An Empirical Attempt to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Repeating. (MA thesis written in English, Granted with distinction)

36. KINJO, Yuka
Effects of Phonics Teaching on English Pronunciation of Japanese Elementary School Children. (MA thesis written in English)

37. MORI, Yoko
A Bridge over Troubled Reading: Development of Peer Support Reading Materials to Enhance Students' Macro Reading Competence. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

38. YAMAOKA, Koichi
Exploring the Trade-off Relationship Between Fluency and Accuracy: Identifying the Key Factor that Determines this Relationship. (MA thesis written in English)

March, 2013

39. MATSUYAMA (SOU), Mika
I Don’t Want to Learn English Anymore: A Case Study of Demotivation in Two Japanese Junior High School Students . (MA thesis written in English)

40. MATSUYAMA (SOU), Yuka
Investigating the Involvement Load Hypothesis on Junior High School Students Learning English in Japan. (MA thesis written in English, Granted with distinction)

41. TAHARA, Rie
Japanese High School Students’ Perception of the Sources Predicting the Enhancement of English Self-efficacy (MA thesis written in English)

March, 2014

42. ARIYOSHI, Suguru
Developing an Elementary Level Vocabulary Workbook for the TOEIC Test: Targeting Japanese University Students. (MA materials development written in Japanese)

43. OKADA, Keiji
Fostering learner autonomy in Japanese high school EFL classrooms: An attempt based on Exploratory Practic. (MA thesis written in English)

44. QIU, (Bella) Yixi
Motivational Strategies for Chinese EFL Classrooms: Perceptions and Practice of Junior High School English Teachers.(MA thesis written in English)

45. SATO, Yuriko
Developing Teaching Materials to Raise Awareness of the Recognizing and Discriminating of Consonants Designed for Elementary School Students in the Early Stages of English Language Learning. (MA materials development written in Japanese)


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