Toshihiko Kitagawa

T Kitagawa

Position: Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Email: kitagawat@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Institute of Languages and Culture

Professional Biography

Mr Toshihiko Kitagawa was born in Tokyo and grew up in Toyama, Japan.  He has taught Japanese and related subjects for degree programmes at several institutions in different parts of the world; Prince of Songkla University Pattani Campus in Thailand for two years and half, University of Aarhus in Denmark for a year, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey for six years, and the University of Manchester for two years.  Then, he joined the team of Regent's in September 2010.

Toshi has also taught academic modules such as Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Phonetics & Phonology, Japanese Language Teaching Methodology, Instructional Technologies & Materials Development, Teaching Practice, or Contemporary Japan

Qualifications

  • MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2002)
  • BA in English Linguistics from Kanda University of International Studies, Japan (1996)

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2014 - Senior Lecturer, Regent's Instititute of Languages and Culture, Regent's University London
  • 2010 - 2014, Lecturer, Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, European Business School London (Regent's College London)
  • 2008 – 2010, Tutor, Department of East Asian Studies, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, the University of Manchester.
  • 2002 – 2008, Instructor / Lecturer, Department of Foreign Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.
  • 1999 – 2000, Teaching Assistant, Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 1996 – 1999, Lecturer, Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prince of Songkla University Pattani Campus, Thailand.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe, e.V. (AJE)
    • 2007 - 2008 Vice Chair
    • 2005 - 2007 and 2008 - 2011, Membership administrator
    • 1999 - 2014 Website Administrator
  • British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ)
    • 2014-2015 Vice Chair
    • 2013 - 2014 Membership Administrator
    • 2012 -, an organising committee member of the Japanese Speech Contest for University Students
  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
  • Japan Association for International Students Education (JAISE)
  • Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (NGK)

Teaching & Course Development

  • Japanese for Business Level 6
  • Japanese for Business Stage 1 to 6 (Level 4 and 5)
  • Evening Japanese Course

Examining

EXAMINING:

Internal

  • Japanese for Business and Cross Cultural Perspectives in Management. 

External

  • 2014-, Msc in Modern Japanese Studies, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford.
  • 2014-, BA in Modern Languages (Japanese), Newcastle University.

Research Interests

  • Japanese language teaching methodology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Information and communication technology in language teaching
  • Autonomous Learning

Publications

Books

  • Voiceover for Clarke, H.D.B. and M. Hamamura (2003) Colloquial Japanese 2nd Edition: The Complete Course for Beginners. London: Routledge.

Journals and Periodicals

  • Yoshioka, K., Ogiso, S., Kitagawa, T. and A. Szekacs (2013) AJE-CEFR Project Interim Report by Research and Analysis Group, Japanese Language Education in Europe 18, pp.21-22
  • Yoshioka, K., Ogiso, S., Kitagawa, T. and A. Szekacs (2012) AJE-CEFR Project Interim Report by Research and Analysis Group, Japanese Language Education in Europe 17, pp.50-56
  • Yamamoto, Y. and T. Kitagawa (2007) “Nurturing Learner Autonomy: The Kansai Dialect as an Incentive Catalyst". Japanese Language Education in Europe 12, pp.148-153
  • Kitagawa, T. (2005) "Teaching and Evaluating Sociolinguistic Competence by Combining a Movie Observation, and Writing and Reading the Novelisation". Japanese Language Education in Europe 10, .pp.134-139
  • Kitagawa, T. & T. Phonsaen (2002) “The First Graduating Class of the Japanese Language Programme at PSU Pattani: Employment Status and Level of Japanese Usage”. Journal of the Japan Foundation Bangkok Japanese Language Center. vol.5, pp.209-213.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2000) “Efforts on the Curriculum Development at PSU Pattani”. Journal of the Japan Foundation Bangkok Japanese Language Center. vol.3, pp.61-66.

Contributions to Written or Visual Media

  • Kitagawa, T. and H. B. Ata (2008) “Development of Japanese-Turkish Dictionary on Multilingual Dictionary Compiling System”. in Kawamura, Y., Development and Evaluation of Multilingual Dictionary Tool for Japanese Learners [Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Scientific Research Category (B): No.18320083], pp.143-148
  • Kitagawa, T. (2006) "Jimotoshimin tono kooryuu no ba: Gakusei ga hiraku muryoo-nihongo kooza". Gekkan Nihongo [Monthly Japanese]. vol.2, p.212
  • Kitagawa, T. (2001) "Ooshuu kara sekai e jyoohoo hasshin: Yooroppa nihongo kyooshikai ga website o kaisetsu". Gekkan Nihongo [Monthly Japanese] May, pp.80-81
  • Kitagawa, T. (2001) "Yooroppa nihongo kyooshikai no homepage". Kaigaishuushoku: Nihongo o Oshieru [Working Abroad: Teaching Japanese] (2001ed.) vol.1, pp.10

Conference Papers Given:

  • Kitagawa, T. (2008) “The past, current and future of European wide Network for Japanese Language Education”, the International Conference on Japanese Language Education, Pusan University for Foreign Studies, South Korea.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2007) "Effect of the Mousepad with Japanese Input Table on JFL Learners". The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL-J). Kapiolani Community College, the University of Hawai'i, U.S.A.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2007) "The Relationships Between Fonts Used in Learning Resources and Writing Errors of JFL Learners". The Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies. The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2007) "Studies in Familiarity with Keyboard Input in Japanese by JFL Learners". E-Learning and Japanese Language Education Conference: Pedagogy and Practice. Oxford Brookes University.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2005) "Enhancing Receptive and Productive Skills by Combining a Movie Observation, and Writing and Reading the Novelisation". Language Symposium 2005: Bridging Receptive and Productive Skills in the Development of Language Proficiencies. The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2004) "Gakuseishudoo-gata no Nihongo-kyooiku". The Proceedings of the 1st International Forum on Japanese language and Culture in China, Japan and Korea. Dalian University, China.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2004) "ICT skills: What Japanese learners need to know". The BATJ 8th Annual Conference. Cardiff University.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2004) "Student-initiated Activities for Local Community: Creating Opportunities of Using Japanese". Seminar in Japanese Language Teaching, the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Latvia, Latvia.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2004) "A Student-initiated Activity for Local Community: Three years of the Free Japanese Language Programme" The 50th Benkyokai (Study Forum) SenseiOnline. New Mexico, U.S.A.

WORKSHOPS:

  • Kitagawa, T. (2007) "Effective Use of Google for Japanese Language Teachers". The Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL-J). Kapiolani Community College, the University of Hawai'i, U.S.A.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2007) "Effective Use of Google for Japanese Language Teachers". The Winter Conference. Austrian Association for Teachers of Japanese, the University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2006) "Effective Use of Google for Japanese Language Teachers". The 5th Annual Conference. Turkish Association for Teachers of Japanese, Middle-Eastern Technical University, Turkey.
  • Kitagawa, T. (2006) "Effective Use of Google for Japanese Language Teachers". The BATJ Spring Conference. The Japan Foundation London Language Centre.

Other Outputs

  • Comenius/Grundtvig Course Title: Moodle at School: Installing & Deploying a Course, Management System for Language Teachers
    • Tutors: Bart Bonamie, Geert Bonamie, Toshihiko Kitagawa
    • Comenius/Grundtvig Reference Number BE-2010-128-00

 

  • Course Title: Effective Use of Web-based Applications in Language Teaching, Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University.
    • Tutors: Bart Bonamie and Toshihiko Kitagawa as an assistant
    • Venue: Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
    • Date: 15-22/6/2008

Conference Papers Given

  • (2008). “The past, current and future of European wide Network for Japanese Language Education”, paper presented at the International Conference on Japanese Language Education, Pusan University for Foreign Studies, South Korea.
  • (2007). "The Relationships Between Fonts Used in Learning Resources and Writing Errors of JFL Learners". Paper presented at The 7th Conference of the Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies. The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • (2007). "Effect of the Mousepad with Japanese Input Table on JFL Learners". Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL-J). Kapiolani Community College, the University of Hawai'i, U.S.A.
  • (2007). "Effective Use of Google for Japanese Language Teachers". workshop presented at the 4th International Conference on Computer Assisted Systems for Teaching & Learning Japanese (CASTEL-J). Kapiolani Community College, the University of Hawai'i, U.S.A.
  • (2007). "Studies in Familiarity with Keyboard Input in Japanese by JFL Learners". Paper presented at the E-Learning and Japanese Language Education Conference: Pedagogy and Practice. Oxford Brookes University.
  • (2006). "Effective Use of Google for Japanese Language Teachers". Workshop presented at the BATJ Spring Conference. The Japan Foundation London Language Centre.

Awards

  • 2007, Teaching Excellency Award, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.

 

Grants Awarded

  • Project Name: AJE-CEFR Project 10 years of CEFR, what do we need to know?
    • Supporting Organisation: The Japan Foundation, Japan
    • Year: 2012-2014
    • Research and Analysis Group:
      • Dr Keiko Yoshioka, Leiden University, the Netherlands
      • Dr Saeko Ogiso, Cardiff University
      • Mr Toshihiko Kitagawa, Regent’s University London
      • Dr Anna Szekacs, Budapest Business School, Hungary

 

  • Project Name: Development and Evaluation of the Multilingual Web Dictionary Tool for Japanese Learners
    • Classification: Gants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Category (B), no.18320083
    • Supporting Organisation: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
    • Year: 2006-2007

 

  • Project Name: Research and Development of the Japanese Language Correspondence Course
    • Supporting Organisation: Faculty of Arts, the University of Aarhus, Denmark
    • Year: 2001

Last updated: 08 December 2017