NAKAYAMA, Akira

Faculty
English Education Center
PositionAssociate Professor
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Birthday
Last Updated :2017/08/18

Researcher Profile and Settings

Profile & Settings

    profile:A variety of past experiences influence our thoughts and behaviors, and this premise also applies to adult second language (L2) and foreign language (FL) learning above and beyond child first language acquisition, since toddlers can internalize their mother tongue largely unconsciously with the language faculty of mental organizations while adults consciously study linguistic features such as vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar and much think of non-linguistic matters as their goals and motives, worries and anxiety, beliefs about how one should study, and strategies for learning the target language effectively. My work in English teaching methodology focuses on affective and cognitive factors in language learning. Examples of those foctors are motivation, goal orientations, beliefs, anxiety, and strategy. The roles and interactions of those factors are discussed in my lab.
    Research funding number:70364495

Education

  •  - 2006 , International Christian University, Graduate School, Division of Education, Educational Methodology
  •  - 1999 , Himeji Dokkyo University, Graduate School, Division of Language Education, Language Pedagogy
  •  - 1996 , J. F. Oberlin University, Faculty of Literature, English Language and Literature

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2009 , - Ehime University,
  • Institute for Education and Student Support,
  • English Education Center
  •   2008 ,  - 2010 ,  Graduate School, Bunkyo University
  •   2007 ,  - 2009 ,  Ashikaga Institute of Technology,
  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • English Laboratory
  •   2007 ,  - 2009 ,  Takasaki City University of Economics, Department of Economics
  •   2003 ,  - 2009 ,  Ashikaga Institute of Technology
  •   2003 ,  - 2007 ,  Ashikaga Institute of Technology,
  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • English Laboratory
  •   2000 ,  - 2003 ,  Tokyo Polytecnic University, Faculty of Art
  •   2000 ,  - 2003 ,  Tama Rehabilitation Academy
  •   2000 ,  - 2003 ,  International Christian University,
  • Institute for Educational Research and Service
  •   1999 ,  - 2000 ,  International Christian University, Language Department
  •   1999 ,  - 2000 ,  International Christian University, Graduate Schoolof Education
  •   1996 ,  - 1999 ,  Yamasaki Senior High School (Hyogo Prefecture)

Association Memberships

  • JACET
  • Japanese Association of Eduacational Psychology
  • Japanese Cognitive Science Society
  • Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Linguistics, Foreign language education
  • Psychology, Educational psychology

Research Interests

    English Teaching

Published Papers

  • Report of developing Ehime University Study English Abroad (SEA) Program
    NAKAYAMA Akira, Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, (15) 61 - 65, 03
  • Student-led Tutoring Project in after school care program: A progress report on first year implementation
    TOMIDA Eiji, ICHIMOTO Hayaka, KIDO Miki, NAKAYAMA Akira, Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, (15) 53 - 59, 03
  • Developing A Rubric for International Exchange Program
    TOMIDA Eiji, CHIKAMORI Kensuke, NAKAYAMA Akira, OHTANI Chie, YAMAMOTO Akio, ONO Yumiko, Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, (13) 9 - 15, 03
  • 松岡美幸・中山晃.(2014).「特別支援学級と交流学習での外国語活動の試み」JES Journal, Vol.14, p.36-49
    JES Journal, (14) 36 - 49
  • Mutsuko, N., Nakayama, A., Orimoto, S., & Heffernan, N. (2014). Seeking the benefits of E-testing in assessing students' English Proficiency. Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, Vol.12, 9-16.
    Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, (12)
  • Matsumoto, H., Hiromori, T., & Nakayama, A. (2013). Toward a tripartite model of L2 reading strategy use, motivations, and learning beliefs. System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 41, 38-49.
    System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, (41) 38 - 49
  • Nakayama, A., & Doi, K. (2013). Developing a model of Anxiety-related factors in foreign language activities in Japanese elementary school. Educational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), vol. 55, p. 303-316.
    Educational Studies, (55) 303 - 316
  • Nakayama, A., & Heffernan, N. (2013). The influence of goal orientations and language experiences on the behaviors of Japanese university students learning English as a foreign language. Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, vol.11
    Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, (11)
  • Yoshida,H., Tani, S., Uchida, T., Masui, J., & Nakayama, A. (2013). Structural Analysis of Anxiety in Online Cooperative Learning. International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. Vol.3, No.5. pp.381-385.
    International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning, 3, (5) 381 - 385
  • Matsumoto, H., Nakayama, A., & Hiromori, T. (2013). Exploring the development of individual difference profiles in L2 reading. System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 41, 994-1005.
    System - An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, (41) 994 - 1005
  • Kalmbach, J.-M., & Nakayama, A. (2012). From School to University: the Student Admission System in Finland. Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, vol.10, 33-37.
    Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, (33-37) 33 - 37
  • Hiromori.T., Matsumoto, H., & Nakayama, A.(2012). Profiling Individual Differences of Successful and Unsuccessful L2 Readers. Journal of Asia TEFL, vol.9, No.2, pp.49-70.
    Journal of Asia TEFL, 9, (49-70) 49 - 70
  • Matsumoto, H., & Nakayama, A. (2012). Investigating Strategy Use, Motivation, Beliefs, and Proficiency Together in L2 Reading. The JACET International Convention Proceedings 2012, p.336-339.
    The JACET International Convention Proceedings 2012, (336-339) 336 - 339
  • Nakayama. A., Heffernan, N., Matsumoto, H., & Hiromori, T. (2012). The Influence of Goal Orientation, Past Language Studies, Overseas Experiences, and Gender Differences on Japanese EFL Learners’ Beliefs, Anxiety, and Behaviors. Apples - Journal of Applie
    Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, 6, (2) 19 - 39
  • 松本広幸・折本素・中山晃 (2011). 「単位の実質化と自律的学習者の育成を目指すe-ラーニングの活用」『大学英語教育学会 中国・四国支部紀要』第8号 p. 75-85.
    大学英語教育学会中国・四国支部紀要, (75-85) 75 - 85
  • Shinohara, K., & Nakayama, A. (2011). Modalities and directions in Synaesthetic metaphors in Japanese. Cognitive Studies, vol.18, No.3, 491-507.
    認知科学, 18, (491-507) 491 - 507
  • Matsumoto, H., Orimoto, S., Nakayama, A., & Heffernan, N. (2011). The Effects of E-learning on the Enhancement of English Proficiency and the Autonomous Learning of English. 『四国英語教育学会紀要』 第31号, p.13-24.
    四国英語教育学会紀要, (13-24) 13 - 24
  • 中山晃・篠原勇次・飛田ルミ・清水尚 (2009). 「足利工業大学における英語のカリキュラム改革の試み」『足利工業大学 研究集録』 第43号, p. 97-103.
    足利工業大学研究集録, (97-103) 97 - 103
  • Nakayama, A. (2007). Affective and Cognitive Factors among EFL Learners. In K. Bradford-Watts. (Ed.), JALT2006 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p.184-191. (Online Version, Article No. E073).
    JALT2006 Conference Proceedings, (184-191) 184 - 191
  • Nakayama, A., & Yamashita, T. (2006). Gender Differences in Language Learning Beliefs: Focus on Japanese Learners of English as a foreign language and Chinese Learnersof Japanese as a second language. Educational Studies (International Christian Universit
    Educational Studies, (227-232) 227 - 232
  • Nakayama, A., Munson, K., & Munson, B. (2006). The Messenger Project: A classroom activity. In K. Bradford-Watts, C. Ikeguchi, & M. Swanson. (Eds.) JALT2005 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p. 819-827. (Online Version, Article No. E119).
    JALT2005 Conference Proceedings, (819-827) 812 - 827
  • Nakayama, A., Ochiai, M., Inada, K., Mori, M., & Kuramoto, K. (2005). The Gap between Teachers' and Learners’ Beliefs. In K. Bradford-Watts, C. Ikeguchi, & M. Swanson. (Eds.) JALT2004 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p. 139-149. (CD-ROM Version).
    JALT2004 Conference Proceedings, (139-149) 139 - 149
  • Nakayama, A., Ochiai, M., Inada, K., Mori, M., & Kuramoto, K. (2004). Teachers’ Beliefs in Language Teaching. In M. Swanson & K. Hill. (Eds.) JALT2003 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT. p. 231-240. (CD-ROM Version).
    JALT2003 Conference Proceedings, (231-240) 231 - 240
  • Nakayama, A., & Yoshida, H. (2003). The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Learner’s Choice of strategies. Educational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), vol. 45, p. 137-149.
    Educational Studies, (137-149) 137 - 149
  • Nakayama, A. (2002). The web design project: A classroom activity. In M. Swanson, D. McMurray, & K. Lane. (Eds.) The Proceedings of PAC3 at JALT2001 Conference. Tokyo: JALT. p. 739-744. (CD-ROM Version).
    The Proceedings of PAC3 at JALT2001 Conference, (739-744) 739 - 744
  • Nakayama, A., Yoshida, H., Yamada, T., & Hasegawa, N (2002). Measurement of Learners' Beliefs about Japanese Language Learning: A Preliminary Study. JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, No. 6, p. 19-26.
    JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, (19-26) 19 - 26
  • Yoshida, H., Nakayama, A., Yamada, T., & Hasegawa, N. (2002). The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Foreign Language Learning Strategies: Focus on Japanese Language Learners. JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, No. 6, p. 37-44.
    JALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, (37-44) 37 - 44
  • Nakayama, A. (2001). The children’s book project: A classroom activity. In R. Long, K. Lane, M. Swanson, & G. V. Troyer. (Eds.) The Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT2000 Conference
    JALT2000 Conference Proceedings, (274-278) 274 - 278
  • Nakayama, A. (2001). The Influence of Self-assessment on Learner Motivation. Educational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), vol. 43, p. 219-234.
    Educational Studies, (219-234) 219 - 234
  • Nakayama, A. (2000). The Relationship between Visual Mental Images and Prototype Effects in Categorization -a preliminary study-. ICU English Studies, vol. 9, p. 43-53.
    ICU English Studies, (43-53) 43 - 53

Misc

  • 遠隔交流学習における交流学習不安に応じたファシリテーションの検討
    吉田広毅, 谷誠司, 内田智子, 増井実子, 中山晃, PCカンファレンス論文集(CD-ROM), 2015,   2015
  • 折本素・中山晃(Eds.)「英語学習の順次性・系統性を考慮した大学英語教育プログラムの構築 −共通テストの拡充、英語プロフェッショナル養成コースの拡充、E-learningシステムの拡充を通して−」『平成24年度〜平成25年度 愛媛大学教育改革推進事業成果報告書』
    平成24年度〜平成25年度 愛媛大学教育改革推進事業成果報告書,   2014
  • 中山晃(2008)「外国語学習者の言語学習観への介入可能性とその学習行動への影響」『研究成果報告書 文部科学省科学研究費補助金若手研究(B) 平成17−19年度』
    研究成果報告書(科研費),   2008
  • 中山晃(2011)「小学校英語教育における児童生徒の非言語学的要因に関する基礎的研究」『研究成果報告書 文部科学省科学研究費補助金若手研究(B) 平成20−22年度』
    研究成果報告書(科研費),   2011
  • Nakayama, A. (2002). An Essay on Linguistic Theory and Adult Foreign Language Learning.『姫路獨協大学特別研究報告論集』p. 105-118.
    姫路獨協大学特別研究報告論集, (105-118) 105 - 118,   2002
  • Hiraoka, K., Strain, J. E., Strain, S., Ikemura, D., Tabuchi, Y., Sawai, M., Yoshinari, Y., Higuchi, S., & Nakayama, A. (2002). Does foreign language learning change images of self, culture, and the world? Factors that influence and improve English grades
    姫路獨協大学特別研究報告論集,   2002
  • Curriculum Development for English Language Program at AIT
    Ashikaga Institute of TechnologyResearch Reports, Ashikaga Institute of Technology, (43) 97 - 103,   2009
  • Sound Symbolism and Embodiment
    Human Linguistics CircleKotoba to Ningen, Journal of Human Linguistics Circle, (6) 1 - 12,   2007
  • Affective and Cognitive Factors among EFL Learners
    JALTJALT2006 Conference Proceedings (Online Version),   2007
  • The Messenger Project: A classroom activity
    JALTJALT2005 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM),   2006
  • The Gap between Teachers' and Learners' Beliefs
    JALTJALT2004 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM),   2005
  • Teachers' Beliefs in Language Teaching
    JALTJALT2003 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM),   2004
  • The web design project: A classroom activity
    JALTThe Proceedings of PAC3 at JALT2001 Conference (CD-ROM),   2002
  • The children's book project: A classroom activity
    JALTJALT2000 Conference Proceedings (CD-ROM),   2001
  • Gender Differences in Language Learning Beliefs: Focus on Japanese Learners of English as a foreign language and Chinese Learnersof Japanese as a second language
    Institute for Educational Research and Service, International Christian UniversityEducational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), (48) 227 - 232,   2006
  • The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Learner's Choice of strategies
    Institute for Educational Research and ServiceEducational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), (45) 137 - 149,   2003
  • Measurement of Learners' Beliefs about Japanese Language Learning: A Preliminary Study.
    JALT N-SIGJALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, (6) 19 - 26,   2002
  • The Influence of Achievement Goal Orientation on Foreign Language Learning Strategies: Focus on Japanese Language Learners.
    JALT N-SIGJALT Journal of Japanese Language Education, (6) 37 - 44,   2002
  • Does foreign language learning change images of self, culture, and the world? Factors that influence and improve English grades
      2002
  • An Essay on Linguistic Theory and Adult Foreign Language Learning
      2002
  • The Influence of Self-assessment on Learner Motivation
    IERS, International Christian UniversityEducational Studies (International Christian University Publication I-A), (43) 219 - 234,   2001
  • The Relationship between Visual Mental Images and Prototype Effects in Categorization -a preliminary study-.
    The Society of ICU English StudiesICU English Studies, (9) 43 - 53,   2000
  • The possiblity of educational intervention toward learners' beliefs about foreign language learning and the influence of the intervetion on their learning behaviors
    Technical Report, Grant-in-aid for young scientists(B), MEXT Japan,   2008

Books etc

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The Influence of developmental changes of learner beliefs on L2 self-concept: A case study
    NAKAYAMA Akira, FAHERTY Sarah, MAGEE Glenn, YOSHIDA Hiroki, The 35th Second Language Research Forum (SLRF2016),   2016 09 24 , 招待有り
  • Sharing the experience of teaching Super Global High School students
    NAKAYAMA Akira, KAWAMOTO Julia, MAGEE Glenn, JACET Chugku Shikoku Chapter Spring Conference,   2016 06 04 , 招待有り
  • Synaesthetic Metaphors in Japanese: an experimental study on the direction of extension. (co-author)
    2nd UK-Cognitive Linguistics Conference,   2007
  • The Influence of Past Language Studies Experience on Current English Learning
    ALAA Congress 2007,   2007
  • The Relationship between affective and cognitive factors among Japanese EFL learners.
    18th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in Thessaloniki,   2007
  • The Relationship between EFL learners' affective and cognitive variables
    ISLS2007 conference in Hawaii,   2007
  • Affective and cognitive factors among EFL learners
    JALT2006,   2006
  • The Influence of Goal Orientations on the Choice of Learning Strategy: Focus on Chinese Learners of Japanese as a Second Language
    SLRF2006 at the University of Washington in Seattle,   2006
  • Testing a latent factor model of non-linguistic factors among Japanese EFL learners
    Joint AAAL-ACLA/CAAL 2006 Conference in Montréal,   2006
  • An experimental study of sound symbolism in Japanese (co-author)
    New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics (NDCL), at University of Sussex,   2005
  • Non-linguistic Factors related to EFL learning in Japan
    AILA2005 Conference in Madison, Wisconsin,   2005
  • Gender Differences in Language Learning Beliefs: Focuson Japanese Learners of English as a foreign language and Chinese Learners of Japanese as a second language
    ISLS2005 conference in Montréal,   2005
  • The relationship among non-linguistic factors in EFL learning
    AAAL2004 conference in Portland, Oregon,   2004

Research Grants & Projects

  • Foreign Language Activities in Special Needs Education: fundamental issues on some focal points and ways of supporting teachers
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C)), Akira NAKAYAMA, This study reports on three classes of foreign language activities conducted in special needs education in Japan by describing how students enjoy the activities in English as a foreign language and suggests the following: First, even though students have developmental disorders, teachers can facilitate students learning by installing ICT devices which enable them to make attractive materials for students, and by introducing SST in class, they also help students concentrate on the content. Second, a lack of research studies might not only lead to insufficient support for teachers, but also cause some misgivings about the legitimacy of conducting foreign languages activities in special needs education in Japan.
  • Investigating Successful Readers of English: From the Integrated Perspectives of Motivation, Beliefs, and Strategy
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C)), Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO, In this study, we investigated the relationships among strategy use, motivation, and general learner beliefs in L2 reading by implementing teaching practices including a strategy intervention. The results indicated that there are significant relationships among strategy use, motivation, and general learner beliefs in L2 reading, and that strategy intervention can have a positive influence on motivation and beliefs as well as on reading proficiency. It was also shown that the development and interaction of these individual difference factors differ among L2 readers according to their individual difference profiles.
  • A fundamental study on Non-linguistic factors of English learners in Japanese elementary schools
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B)), Akira NAKAYAMA, Through the interviews and the self-report questionnaire to the participants and their teachers, it was found that affective factors of students in elementary schools toward English activities can be determined by the relationships with their friends in class, the contents, and their personality traits.


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