IMURA Makoto




Research Fields, Keywords

Language and Culture, English Education

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka University of Foreign Studies   Faculty of Foreign Language   English Department   JAPAN

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka University  Graduate School, Division of Language and Culture  Language and Culture  Doctor's Course  Completed  JAPAN

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka University of Foreign Studies -  Bachelor of Arts  Foreign language education

  • Osaka University -  Master (Language and Culture)  Foreign language education

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  • 2002.04

    ATEM  Others

  • 2019.05

    Extensive Reading Association  JAPAN

  • 2019.04

    The History of Science Society of Japan  JAPAN

  • 2020.04

    Historical Society of English Studies in Japan  JAPAN

Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.08

    ATEM   Director of International Affairs

  • 2012.11


Research field 【 display / non-display

  • English Education

  • Language and Culture

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Practical English Proficiency Test (1or semi-1 or 2 class)

  • National Examination for Guide-Interpreters

  • Industry English Proficiency Test (1-4 class)

  • Business English Standard Test (class A, B, C,)

  • Junior High School Teacher Specialization License (first and second kind,specialization)

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Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • A study of short-term and long-term effects of extensive reading on speech production

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year:2021.04  -  2022.03 

    Extensive Reading, Short-term Effects, Long-term Effects, Speech Production, Motivation, Leaning Community, Action Research

    Collaboration in Japan

    In FY2021, a total of 40 students were recruited from from four departments in three universities and they were organized into a reading circle. Students were asked to read extensively using an online reading system (Xreading). Bi-monthly online seminars were held, and assessment tests and research surveys were administered every six months. The data are being analyzed and will be presented and published in FY2022 and after.

  • A study of short-term and long-term effects of extensive reading on speech production

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year:2020.04  -  2021.03 

    Extensive Reading, Short-term Effects, Long-term Effects, Speech Production

    Collaboration in Japan

    The 2020 academic year (the first year) was spent for preparation for the long-term research. At the same time, we have started experimental classes using the online extensive reading system.

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • English on Screen: Learning Real English through Erin Brockovich

    Hidetami Nakai, Sae Matsuda, Goro Yamamoto  ( Joint Work )

    Kinseido    Textbook  Japanese

  • Basic English for Chemistry

    Makoto Imura Damien Healy Matthew Caldwell  ( Joint Work )

    センゲージラーニング    Textbook  English

  • Basic English for Physics

    井村 誠  ( Single Work )

    センゲージ・ラーニング    Textbook  English

  • Shane

      Scholarly Book 

  • Step Up with Movie English

    井村誠・中井英民・松田早恵・山本五郎・Matthew Caldwell・Damien Healy  ( Joint Work )

    金星堂    Textbook  English

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Liar Liar

    Makoto Imura  ( Single Work )

    STEM Journal ( The Society for Teaching English through Media ) 20 ( 3 ) 195 - 196   2019.08

    Book review and document introduction, etc.  English

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Enhancing Exposure to English with Online Extensive Reading Systems

    IMURA, Makoto

    Internal meeting  OOPS(Open Online Presentation Series)  ( オンライン )  Oral Presentation(general)


  • A Comparative Content Analysis of English Subtitles in Japanese and Korean Movies

    Makoto IMURA, William FIGONI

    International conference  第17回国際語用論学会  ( オンライン )  Poster (general)


    【Proceedings】  1511  -  1511  2021.10

  • Results of an exploratory intervention using children’s readers to help science students improve spoken English

    IMURA Makoto, MATSUDA Sae, NAKANISHI Noriko, HERKE Michael

    International conference  The 40th Thai TESOL  ( Ambassador Hotel Bangkok )  Oral Presentation(general)


  • 第2回著作権勉強会

    井村 誠, 甲野 正道

    Internal meeting  ATEM西日本支部著作権勉強会  ( 兵庫教育大学大阪サテライト )  Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others


  • 知的財産分野のESP―内容言語統合型ESPの実践―

    井村 誠

    Internal meeting  大学英語教育学会関西支部ESP研究会  ( 大阪医科大学 )  Oral Presentation(general)


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