Study at TCU


Name CHUJO Junko
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Foreign Languages Education Center, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Profile The main aims of my research have been to analyze and develop the Japanese learners' affective aspects of English language learning and to provide optimal input to strengthen and balance their overall English ability. In this sense, my 20 plus years of experience in empirical research is closely tied to my education practice. These aims are realized in two pedagogical approaches: 1) to raise Japanese students' affective aspects such as motivation, interest, and confidence towards English and English learning and 2) to strengthen their existing English skills such as grammar and vocabulary while providing them with the practical skills needed to put their English to use.
In realizing these two goals, I have focused on developing pedagogical materials which tie research findings to the teaching ground. The most recent research project has been conducting instructional design focusing on English communication skills with a special emphasis on improving pronunciation and learners' affective aspects.
Based on the findings derived from previous research and teaching practice, my next step is to develop more teaching materials that will enable Japanese students to take more positive actions toward oral communication development. Clear instructions and appropriate teaching materials can provide the first step for students who may be hesistant to practice oral communication. It is my goal to develop a teaching method and accompanying materials to minimize the affective barrier which so greatly influences the success or failure of language acquisition.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Affective Domain, Instructional Design, Pronunciation

    Affective Domain, Instructional Design, Pronunciation

Representative Papers
  1. (1) “Engaging the World From the English Classroom.” In P. Clements, A. Krause, & R. Gentry (Eds.), Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency,pp. 399-408. Tokyo: JALT, 2020.
  2. (2) “Effects of Pronunciation Instruction for Japanese University English Learners.” Korea TESOL Journal (December 2017), Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 153-176.
  3. (3) “Effects of Explicit Instruction on Pronunciation Knowledge for Japanese University Students.” Thai TESOL Journal (December 2016), Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 69-87.
  4. (4) “Influence of Pronunciation Monitoring on Affective Variables by L2 Learners.” KOTESOL Proceedings 2015, Transitions in Education–Transitions in ELT of the 23rd KOTESOL International Conference & English Expo (October 2016), pp. 53-68.
  5. (5) “Intelligibility Among Japanese EFL Learners: The Need for Pronunciation Practice.” In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), JALT2014: Conversations Across Borders, JALT2014 Conference Proceedings, pp. 272-283. Tokyo: JALT, 2015.
  6. (6) “Pronunciation Pedagogy for Japanese Learners.” Conference Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching 2013, Renovation and Reinforcement: Enhancing Quality in Language Education (March 2013), pp. 447-455.
  7. (7) “Pronunciation Instruction for ELF Communication.” TESOL in Context Special Edition S3—Special Conference Edition of TESOL in Context (November 2012).
  8. (8) “The Necessity of Systematic English Phonetic Education at the Tertiary Level in Japanese Education.” In A. Stewart & N. Sonda (Eds.), JALT2011: Teaching, Learning, Growing (August 2012), pp. 681-690.
  9. (9) “Incorporation and Evaluation of Jazz Chants in Japanese University English Classes: Effects on Intonation.” KOTESOL Proceedings 2010, Advancing ELT in the Global Context, Proceedings of PAC 2010, The Pan-Asia Conference, The 18th Annual KOTESOL International Conference (November 2011), pp. 83-96.
  10. (10) “Designing English Pronunciation Materials: Based on Affective Activities for English Learners in a Japanese University.” In Reinelt, R. (Ed.), The New Decade and (2nd) FL Teaching: The Initial Phase, pp. 20-30. Japan: Rudolf Reinelt Research Laboratory EU, 2010.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1)JACET (2)JALT (3) JACTFUL (4)KOTESOL (5)EUROCALL (Member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) English
Education Field (Graduate level) Education (TESOL), Applied linguistics