Tatsuya Nakata, Ph.D.

Instructor of English, Center for General Curriculum Development, Rikkyo University, Japan.

email: tatsuyanakata2[at]gmail.com 

URL: http://www.howtoeigo.net/english/ (English) http://www.howtoeigo.net/ and http://gamp.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~t-nakata/index.html (Japanese)

Research Interests:
Second language vocabulary learning
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

Education:
BA in English and American Literature, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Japan. March, 2002

MA in Language and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. March, 2005

PhD in Applied Linguistics, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. August, 2013.

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PUBLICATIONS
PRESENTATIONS
AWARDS
EMPLOYMENT
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
SCHOLARSHIPS / RESEARCH GRANTS
EFL MATERIALS

PUBLICATIONS

Thesis

Nakata, T. (2013). Optimising second language vocabulary learning from flashcards (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Supervisors: Dr Stuart Webb, Prof. Paul Nation; examiners: Prof. Paul Nation, Prof. Rod Ellis, Prof. Jan Hulstijn).

Book sections

Nakata, T., & Webb, S. A. (forthcoming). Vocabulary learning exercises: Evaluating a selection of exercises commonly featured in language learning materials. In B. Tomlinson (Ed.), Second language acquisition research and materials development for language learning. Oxon, UK: Taylor and Francis.

Nakata, T. (2013). Web-based lexical resources. In C. Chappelle (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 6166–6177). Oxford, UK; Wiley-Blackwell. [Invited / Peer reviewed]

Nakata, T. (2012). 「相関分析入門(2)―関係や結果を予測するには」 [Regression analysis]. In O. Takeuchi & A. Mizumoto (Eds.), 『外国語教育研究ハンドブックー研究手法のより良い理解のためにー 』 [A handbook of foreign language education and research] (pp. 132-146). Tokyo: Shohakusha.

Nakata, T. (2009). The role of positive evidence for L2 lexico-semantic development: From perspectives of prototype, item learning, and rule forming (in Japanese). In Foreign Language Teaching Association, The University of Tokyo (Ed.), On the frontiers of foreign language education: From four skills to intercultural communication (pp. 2-14). Tokyo: Seibido. [Peer reviewed]

Nakata, T. (2004). English word lists for Japanese learners: JACET 8000 and SVL 12000 (in Japanese). In JACET Basic Words Revision Committee (Ed.), How to make the best of JACET 8000: For educational and research application (pp. 58-59). Tokyo: The Japan Association of College English Teachers.

Articles in refereed journals

Nakata, T. (accepted). Effects of expanding and equal spacing on second language vocabulary learning: Does gradually increasing spacing increase vocabulary learning? Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

Nakata, T. (in press). Effects of feedback timing on second language vocabulary learning: Does delaying feedback increase learning? Language Teaching Research. doi:10.1177/1362168814541721

Rogers, J., Webb, S. A., & Nakata, T. (in press). Do the cognacy characteristics of loanwords make them more easily learned than noncognates? Language Teaching Research. doi: 10.1177/1362168814541752

Nakata, T. (2011). Computer-assisted second language vocabulary learning in a paired-associate paradigm: A critical investigation of flashcard software. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 24(1), 17-38. doi:10.1080/09588221.2010.520675 [Cited by ...]

Nakata, T. (2009).The effects of positive evidence and metalinguistic information on L2 lexico-semantic development. JACET Journal, 49, 1-13.

Nakata, T. (2008). English vocabulary learning with word lists, word cards, and computers: Implications from cognitive psychology research for optimal spaced learning. ReCALL Journal, 20, 3-20. doi:10.1017/S0958344008000219. [Awarded EUROCALL Research Award, from European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, March, 2007] [Cited by ...]

Nakata, T. (2007). Learning formulaic sequences with the Low-First Spaced Learning Method (in Japanese). Language and Information Sciences (University of Tokyo), 5, 165-180.

Nakata, T. (2007). English collocation learning through meaning-focused and form-focused tasks. Bulletin of Foreign Language Teaching Association (University of Tokyo), 11, 51-68.[Cited by ...]

Nakata, T. (2006). English vocabulary learning based on the reactivation theory of spacing effects: Examination of the effects of structural elaboration as corrective feedback. Language and Information Sciences (University of Tokyo), 4, 229-242. [Cited by ...]

Nakata, T. (2006). Implementing optimal spaced learning for English vocabulary learning: Towards improvement of the Low-First Method derived from the reactivation theory. The JALT CALL Journal, 2, 19-36. [Cited by ...]

Non-refereed publications

Nakata, T. (2009). Development and examination of a test of English word meanings for Japanese learners: Scoring based on correctness and confidence level (in Japanese). STEP Bulletin (Society for Testing English Proficiency). 21, 78-95.

Nakata, T. (2007). English collocation learning through meaning-focused and form-focused activities: Interactions of activity types and L1-L2 congruence. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. 154-168.

Nakata, T. (2006). English vocabulary learning with or without computers: A test of the effectiveness of the Low-First spaced learning method (in Japanese). Proceedings of the 46th National Conference of the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, 195-204.

Nakata, T. (2003). A case study of Spanish teaching at Washington and Lee University in the U.S. and Rikkyo university in Japan and its implications on Japan's English education. The Rikkyo Review (Rikkyo University), 63, 181-211.

Projects commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Yamauchi, Y., Nakata, T., Miyao, H., Tomono, K., Matsumoto, M., & Fujita, H. (2006). ICTキュービック[ICT for Teacher Training: A web-based training system for high school English teachers]. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Available online at <http://www.nicer.go.jp/ict3/>.

Yamauchi, Y., Nakata, T., Miyao, H., Ohta, H., Sato, S., Tomono, K., Inoue, Y., & Oguchi, T. (2004). e授業Web研修システム [E-Classes: A web-based training system for high school English teachers]. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Available online at <http://www.nicer.go.jp/eltt/english/juniorhigh/> and <http://www.nicer.go.jp/eltt/english/high/>.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Nakata, T. (2013). Does gradually increasing spacing increase second language vocabulary learning? Vocab@Vic 2013, Wellington, New Zealand.

Nakata, T. (2012). Effects of expanding and equal spacing on second language vocabulary learning: Do the amount of spacing and retention interval make a difference? The 22nd Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA), Poznań, Poland. [Awarded EuroSLA Doctoral Award]

Nakata, T. (2011a). The effects of block size on L2 vocabulary learning. 1st Auckland Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nakata, T. (2011b). Effects of expanding and equal spacing on second language vocabulary learning. Seminar presented in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Research Seminar Series, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Nakata, T. (2006). English collocation learning through meaning-focused and form-focused activities: Interactions of activity types and L1-L2 congruence. 11th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Chuncheon, South Korea.

AWARDS

Victoria Doctoral Completion Award (NZ$5,000), from Victoria University of Wellington, May, 2013.

EuroSLA Doctoral Award, from European Second Language Association, September, 2012.

EUROCALL Research Award, from European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, March, 2007.

EMPLOYMENT

Part-time Instructor of English, Faculty of Human Studies, Musashino University, Japan. Apr. 2005 - Aug. 2009.

Part-time Instructor of English, Center for General Curriculum Development, Rikkyo University, Japan. Sep. 2007 - Aug. 2009.

Program Coordinator, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University, Japan. Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2009

Teaching Assistant. "Teaching and Learning Vocabulary (LALS 522)" School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. May - Jun, 2010.

Research Assistant. School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. April - December, 2012.

Tutor (NZAID), School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. October - December, 2013.

Tutor, Japanese Programme, School of Languages and Cultures, Victoria University of Wellington. March, 2014 - June, 2014.

Part-time Instructor of English, Center for General Curriculum Development, Rikkyo University, Japan. Sep. 2014 - present.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Ad hoc reviewer for the following:
The Language Learning Journal, Routledge, 2013.
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, Elsevier, 2013.
Vocab@Vic Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, 2013.
Language Learning & Technology The University of Hawai'i and Michigan State University, 2011 - 2013.
Computer Assisted Language Learning Routledge, 2011.
Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. C. Chappelle (Ed.) Oxford, UK; Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Discourse Processes, Routledge, 2009.
International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, Academic Journals, 2009.

SCHOLARSHIPS / RESEARCH GRANTS

The 21st Eiken Research Grant, 290,000 yen, from Society for Testing English Proficiency, Jul. 2008.

Doctoral Research Grant, 300,000 yen, from The University of Tokyo, Oct. 2008 - Mar. 2009.

Doctoral Research Grant, 150,000 yen, from The University of Tokyo, Aug. - Oct. 2009.

Student Exchange Support Program (Long-Term Study Abroad) Scholarship, Full tuition + 119,000 yen per month, from Japan Student Services Organization, Dec. 2009 - Nov. 2010. (Full tuition + 110,000 yen per month from April, 2010).

Faculty Research Grant, NZ$1,999.97, from Victoria University of Wellington, Jun. 2010 - Apr. 2011.

Victoria PhD Scholarship, from Victoria University of Wellington, Full tuition + NZ$1,750 per month, Dec. 2010 - Present

Faculty Research Grant (conference grant), NZ$242.09, from Victoria University of Wellington, Mar. 2011.

Faculty Research Grant, NZ$750.00, from Victoria University of Wellington, Jun. 2011 - Sep. 2011.

Faculty Research Grant, NZ$3,007.94, from Victoria University of Wellington, May 2012 - Sep. 2012.

EFL MATERIALS

TV series

Material developer for 「NHK テレビ新3か月トピック英会話:英単語ネットワーク~めざせ10,000語!~」 broadcast by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). July - September, 2007 and April - June, 2008 .

Material developer for 「NHK ニュースで英会話 オンライン」 broadcast by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). January - November, 2009 + April, 2013 - Present.

Software

Consultant for みんなのDSゼミナールカンペキ英単語力 (Master English vocabulary: an educational game for Nintendo DS). Tokyo: TDK Core..

Consultant for 暗記君 (Potable Tutor: a mobile learning tool). Nagoya: Makitech.

Books

Tsuchiya, T., Nakata, T. Nakanishi, N., Nishina, Y., Nakagawa, Y., & Yasukochi, T. (2014). CD付はじめてでも500点突破!! TOEIC(R) TEST即効15日計画 [15-day program for the TOEIC(R) Test]. Tokyo: 三修社[Sanshusha].

Irie, I., & Nakata, T. (2011). English脳で覚える英単語ハンドブック[English brain vocabulary builder]. Tokyo: スリーエーネットワーク[3A Network].

English脳で覚える英単語ハンドブック

Shimizu, K., Currie, W., & Nakata, T. (2009). イラストで記憶に残る 語源ビジュアル英単語[Building English vocabulary using word parts and visuals]. Tokyo: Gakken Publishing .

イラストで記憶に残る 語源ビジュアル英単語

Mark D. Stafford, Nakata, T, & Mizumoto, A. (2009). Mark your goal: 語彙と文法で攻略するTOEIC(R) Test [Mark your goal: Vocabulary and grammar tactics for the TOEIC Test]. Tokyo: Kinseido Publishing .

Mark Your Goal: Vocabulary and Grammar Tactics for the TOEIC(R) test(語彙と文法で攻略するTOEIC(R)テスト)

Shimizu, K., Currie, W., & Nakata, T. (2008). パーフェクトBOOK 語源とイラストで一気に覚える英単語 [Building English vocabulary using word parts: Perfect]. Tokyo: Asuka Publishing.

パーフェクトBOOK 語源とイラストで一気に覚える英単語

Shimizu, K., Currie, W., & Nakata, T. (2007). 語源で英単語 連想式にみるみる身につく[Building English vocabulary using word parts and associations]. Tokyo: Gakken Publishing.

新TOEICテストリーディング問題ルール14

Matsumoto, S., Nakata, T., Kosaka, T., & Kishi, B. (2007). 新TOEICテスト大戦略シリーズ:新TOEICテストリーディング問題ルール14 [Developing skills for the New TOEIC Test: Reading]. Tokyo: Obunsha Publishing.

新TOEICテストリーディング問題ルール14

Matsumoto, S., Asaoka, C., Irinoda, K., Nakata, T., Nakagami, K., & Kosaka, T. (2007a). 新TOEICテスト大戦略シリーズ:新TOEICテスト730点突破のルール20 [Developing skills for the New TOEIC Test: Intermediate]. Tokyo: Obunsha Publishing.

新TOEICテスト730点突破のルール20

Matsumoto, S., Asaoka, C., Irinoda, K., Nakata, T., Nakagami, K., & Kosaka, T. (2007b). 新TOEICテスト大戦略シリーズ:新TOEICテスト900点突破のルール20 [Developing skills for the New TOEIC Test: Advanced]. Tokyo: Obunsha Publishing.

新TOEICテスト900点突破のルール20

Mizumoto, A., Corti, M. E., & Nakata, T. (2006). TOEFL TESTによく出る英単語2500 [2500 words you need to know for the TOEFL Test]. Tokyo: Asuka Publishing.



Nakata, T., & Mizumoto, A. (2005). わんたん:1から覚える英単語集 [Wantan: English basic vocabulary builder]. Tokyo: Gakken Publishing.

「1から覚える英単語集 わんたん」

Shimizu, K., Currie, W., & Nakata, T. (2004). HYPER語源とイラストで一気に覚える英単語 [Building English vocabulary using word parts: Advanced]. Tokyo: Asuka Publishing.


Shimizu, K., Currie, W., & Nakata, T. (2003). 語源とイラストで一気に覚える英単語 [Building English vocabulary using word parts]. Tokyo: Asuka Publishing.