Areas of Expertise

Japanese language teaching, Japanese pedagogy, teaching material development.

Research

Kiyama sensei’s research interests are in second language writing, pedagogy and task-based approaches.

Representative Publications

  • Kiyama, Tomoko (2019) “Teaching materials improvement for pre-activities of essays in Japanese: Supporting the learners at a later stage of elementary course.” Lingua No.30, Center for Language Education and Research, Sophia University.
  • Kiyama, Tomoko, et. al (2012) “A Study on Young Learners of Japanese in Hong Kong-Focusing on Parents’ Perspectives.” Kokusai Koryu Kikin Nihongo Kyoiku Kiyo (The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Education Bulletin), the Japan Foundation.
  • Kiyama, Tomoko, et. al (2011) “Report on a Survey of the Backgrounds of Japanese Language Learners in Hong Kong 2010.” Japanese Studies Bulletin, Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong.
  • Kiyama, Tomoko, et. al. (2005) “Conversation Classes Aiming to Develop the Expression of Advanced Learners’ Opinions: Focusing on the Content and the Technique” Nihongo Kyouiku vol.131, the Society of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language.
  • Kiyama, Tomoko, et. al. (2005) Nihongo Waiwai: Activities for Primary and Secondary-Level, 3A Corporation.
  • Kiyama, Tomoko, et. al. (1999) Kyōkasho o Tsukurō: Basic Resources for Secondary-Level Japanese, the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa.

Education

  • M.A. in Japanese Literature Tokyo Woman’s Christian University (Tokyo), 1985.
  • B.A. in Japanese Literature Tokyo Woman’s Christian University (Tokyo), 1983.

Previous Appointments

  • Lecturer, the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa (1991-2013)
  • Visiting Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1988-1991)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Preparatory School, Northeast Normal University, People’s Republic of China (1987-1988)

Professional Associations

  • The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong