Department of World Languages and Cultures

Dr. Kasumi Yamazaki

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Kasumi Yamazaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Japanese
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Office: Field House 2400J (MS 127)
Phone: 419-530-2583
E-mail: kasumi.yamazaki@utoledo.edu
 

Biography

Kasumi Yamazaki is Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, where she teaches advanced level courses of Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) and culture. Dr. Yamazaki’s research focuses on a wide range of contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) pedagogy and integration, namely, the use of 3D simulation games and virtual realities (VRs), interactive novels, and the effectiveness of hybrid teaching curricula. Dr. Yamazaki is currently working on an interdisciplinary project in the area of ICALL, designing an intelligent smartphone application to support language learners' experiential and communicative learning. Dr. Yamazaki’s research garnered attention through her series of publications and presentations at refereed international conferences such as CALICO, EuroCALLAATJACTFLJALT-CALL, CSCTFL.

 
Selected Publications

Yamazaki, K. (2018). Computer-Assisted Learning of Communication (CALC): A case study of Japanese learning in a 3D virtual world. ReCALL, 30(2), 214-231. doi:10.1017/S0958344017000350

Coleman, D. W., & Yamazaki, K. (2018). Simulation. In J. I. Liontas, & M. DelliCarpini (Eds.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley Blackwell & TESOL International. doi: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0429

Coleman, D. W., & Yamazaki, K. (2017). Making effective use of the reality in virtual reality.In P. Hubbard & S. Ioannou-Georgiou (Eds.) Teaching English reflectively with technology (pp. 55-61). Canterbury: IATEFL.

Semaan, G., & Yamazaki, K. (2015). The relationship between global competence and language learning motivation: An empirical study in critical language classrooms. Foreign Language Annals, 48(3), 511-520.

Yamazaki, K. (2014). Toward integrative CALL: A progressive outlook on the history, trends, and issues of CALL. The Tapestry Journal, 6 (1), 45-59.

Upcoming Conferences (Peer-Reviewed)

Fujioka, N., & Yamazaki, K. (2018, November 18). Using technology to achieve effective linkage of three communication modes. Paper to be presented at the 51th American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in conjugation with American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) annual fall conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Yamazaki, K. & Yonemochi, Y. (2018, August 22-25). Exploring the potentialities of a newly developed intelligent mobile-assisted language learning application. Paper to be presented at the 26th European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning (EuroCALL) annual conference, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Yamazaki, K. (2018, June 10). The effective use of digital storytelling in JFL classrooms: Sample projects and pedagogical reflections. Paper presented at the Japan Association for Language Teaching Computer-Assisted Language Learning (JALTCALL) annual conference, Nagoya, Japan.

Past Conference Presentations & Workshops (Peer-Reviewed & Selected)

Yamazaki, K. (2018, May 31). “It’s like The Magic School Bus!”: Learner perception and attitudes toward a 3D virtual world based Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) curriculum. Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) annual conference, Champaign, IL.

Yamazaki, K., & Yonemochi, Y. (2018, March 22). 会話支援AIスマホアプリの開発に向けて:現状と今後の課題  (Developing an Intelligent Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (IMALL) application: Progress & challenges). In K. Yamazaki (Chair), 日本語教育AI:研究実践例と今後の課題 (Japanese language teaching and AI: Sample projects, research findings and future directions). Panel presentation conducted at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) annual spring conference in conjugation with the 77th annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference, Washington, DC.

Yamazaki, K. (2017, June 18). JFL learners’ active learning in a 3D virtual world: Outcomes & challenges. Paper presented at the JALTCALL annual conference, Matsuyama, Japan.

Yamazaki, K. (2017, March 16). Dーチャルワールドを用いた体験型コミュニケーション学習:会話分析から見えるもの (3D virtual world for experiential communicative learning: A discourse analysis of learner interactions). Paper presented at the AATJ annual spring conference in conjugation with the 76th annual AAS conference, Toronto, Canada.

Yamazaki, K. (2016, November 18). CALL meets JFL: The use of interactive novels in a JFL classroom. Paper presented at the 49th ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in conjugation with AATJ annual fall conference, Boston, MA.

Yamazaki, K., & Semaan, G. (2016, March 12). Visual novels for the three modes of communication. Workshop conducted at the 48th annual CSCTFL in conjugation with the annual conference of the OFLA, Columbus, OH.

Yamazaki, K. (2015, November 20). CALL meets JFL: A case study of Japanese learning in a 3D virtual world. Paper presented at the 48th ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in conjugation with the AATJ annual fall conference, San Diego, CA.

Yamazaki, K. (2015, March 26). バーチャルワールドを用いたコミュニケーション学習:日本語学習者のケース (Learning to communicate in a virtual world: The case of a JFL classroom). Paper presented at the AATJ annual spring conference in conjugation with the 74th annual AAS conference, Chicago, IL. 

Yamazaki, K., & Semaan, G. (2015, March 14). Creating hybrid foreign language classes: Advantages, design, and challenges. Paper presented at the 47th annual Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language (CSCTFL), Minneapolis, MN.

Awards & Fellowships (Selected)

2017  Outstanding University Woman Award
          University Women's Commission
2017  Summer Research Awards & Fellowships
          Office of Research & Sponsored Program
2017  Beginning Teacher Award
          Ohio Foreign Language Association

Last Updated: 6/21/18