代表:村岡 有香(聖学院大学) email address: y_muraoka[AT]seigakuin-univ.ac.jp

副代表:星原 光江(京都ノートルダム女子大学)email address: mits.stafes[AT]gmail.com




実証・実践研究発表と輪読の二本立てを原則として毎月1回研究会を開催しました。2021年度は、前年度からのTeaching and Testing L2 Interactional Competence (2019)の輪読を終え、Schwieter and Benati (eds.)(2019) The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learningの輪読を月1回行い,発表後の議論や意見交換を通して、専門分野に関するお互いの知見を深めました。会員による研究発表も輪読に続いて毎回行い、活発な意見交換を通して、参加者全員にとって新たな研究視点の発見につながったものと思われます。最後の3月の例会では、アメリカ在住のバトラー後藤裕子先生とオンラインでのご講演が実現し、多くの学びを得る機会が持てました。

3. 2022年度の活動報告

実証・実践研究発表と輪読の二本立てを原則として毎月1回研究会を開催し,研究会目的達成のために活動しました。2022年度は,前年度から使用しているSchwieter and Benati (eds.)(2019) The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learningの輪読を行いました。前年度同様,発表後の議論や意見交換を通して,専門分野に関するお互いの知見を深めることができました。32ものChapterが集約されているのため,次年度も引き続き使用いたします。







Special Interest Group on Reading

Coordinator: MURAOKA, Yuka (Seigakuin University) email: y_muraoka[AT]seigakuin-univ.ac.jp

Assistant Coordinator: HOSHIHARA, Mitsue (Kyoto Notre Dame University) email: mits.stafes[AT]gmail.com

1. Main Theme

The Reading Research Group aims to deepen our understanding of Japanese EFL learners’ comprehension systems by focusing on language processing processes and exploring effective, theoretically-based strategies to teach reading. Our central focus is on the automaticity of reading processing and reading fluency. In addition, in exploring the details of L2 reading processes, we place importance on research topics related to the practical aspects of reading instruction, including the effects of shadowing and oral reading on fluency, efficiency improvement practices, and the impact of extensive reading.

2. Summary of Activities in 2021

Once a month, our research group got together for meetings that were divided into two parts: the presentation of empirical or practical research and chapter readings, which were rotated among members. In 2021, we completed reading the book, Teaching and Testing L2 Interactional Competence (2019) from the previous year and started reading a new book, The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning (2019) by Schwieter and Benati (Eds.). We studied this book once a month and increased our understanding of various research fields through discussions and a free exchange of ideas. Following each reading session, individual members gave research presentations. The active exchange of views led to discoveries of new research perspectives for all participants. At the final meeting in March, we had the opportunity to have an online lecture by Dr. Yuko Goto, who lived in the U.S. We learned a great deal from this lecture.

3. Summary of Activities in 2022

In 2022, to attain the study group’s objectives, we organized monthly meetings where we presented empirical and practical research and took turns reading chapters. For this purpose, we continued our discussions of The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning (2019) by Schwieter and Benati (Eds.)(2019). As in the previous year, we were able to deepen our knowledge of multiple research fields through discussions and the exchange of opinions after each presentation. The book was quite extensive, with 32 chapters. Due to its length, we anticipate continuing to read it through 2023. It was an excellent opportunity to deepen our knowledge in various research fields.

4. Plans for 2023

In the previous fiscal year, the transition to a “hybrid” format, which combined face-to-face with online meetings, made the meetings more accessible. We would therefore like to maintain this format in 2023 and beyond as an aspect of the updated standard practices necessitated by the era of living with the corona virus. Furthermore, considering the recent increase in collaborative research between adjacent disciplines, we will promote interdisciplinary research from a variety of perspectives and further broaden the scope of our activities, aiming to have the flexibility to respond to change without being bound by existing professional boundaries and to have the ability to adapt to change without deficiencies in expertise. Therefore, we would like to expand the scope of our activities in the future.

5. Message to Prospective Members

Reading Research Group welcomes your participation at any time. No registration is required, and you are always welcome to join us on the meeting day. Please contact our coordinator or assistant coordinator if you want to receive information about our regular meetings. Thank you very much for your attention.

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