Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education

The Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education was founded in April 2004. Its aim is the provision of effective foreign language education across the university, including undergraduate students, graduate students, administrative staff and teachers. We are involved in curriculum design, innovation, and management in foreign language education with a view to nurturing learners’ foreign language abilities so that they can operate as advanced international researchers and staff. In order to provide learners with effective language instruction, CALL facilities have been fully equipped, and a professional atmosphere has been created for students through good classroom practice, management and administration. In addition, a well-organized system for self-study has been established with the development and distribution of e-learning materials.


TitleNameField of ResearchEmail address
Director, Associate ProfessorSAKAUE, TatsuyaSecond Language Acquisition (SLA), Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)tsakaue
Vice Director, Associate ProfessorYOSHIMITSU, TakakoTeaching in L2 German, Development of teaching materials, Language Education Policyyoshimitsu
Vice Director, ProfessorIWASAKI, KatsumiApplied linguistics, Teaching in L2 German, Development of teaching materials, CALLkatsuiwa
ProfessorFRASER, SimonApplied Linguistics, Vocabulary Acquisition, English for Specific Purposesfraser
Associate ProfessorGARCIA RUIZ CASTILLO, CarlosTeaching in L2 Spanish, Development of teaching materials, Conversation Analysiscgarcia
Associate ProfessorDAVIES, WalterApplied Linguistics, The Philosophy of Language,English for Specific Purposeswdavies
Associate ProfessorHARTING, AxelTeaching in L2 German, L2 German Writing, Language Policy and Planningharting
Associate ProfessorHOWELL, PeterPopular Culture and English Language Teachinghowell
Associate ProfessorHIGA, Marshall KiyoshiApplied Linguistics, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Intercultural Communicationmhiga
Associate ProfessorHOUGHAM, Daniel George CameronApplied Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Vocabulary Acquisitionhougham
Associate ProfessorYAMAUCHI, YukaEnglish Language Teaching, Listening, Individual Differencesyukay
Associate ProfessorYAMAMOTO, TakakoDunhuang Studies, philology, Chinese Language and Literatureymmttkk
Associate Professor/LecturerAMANO, ShuichiApplied Linguistics, English Language Teachingshamano
Associate Professor/Lecturer (Special Appointment)SELWOOD, JamesM-Learning, Mobile-Assisted Language-Learning, English Language podcasting Developmentjselwood
Assistant ProfessorTAKAHASHI, YukaCorpus Linguistics, English Language Teachingy-takahashi
Assistant ProfessorTANABE, JuliaApplied Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Identity, Study abroadjtanabe
Assistant ProfessorNAKAGAWA, AtsushiEnglish Language Teaching, Language Teacher Cognitionanakagaw
Assistant ProfessorYAMAUCHI, KatsuhiroEnglish language teaching, Extensive reading, vocabulary acquisitionkyamauch

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