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Osaka Kyoiku University

(Graduate School of Teacher Education)




 Kazuko Kashiwagi is a professor at Osaka Kyoiku University and a director of J-CLIL-WEST in Japan. In 2011, she fulfilled the requirements of her Ph.D at Hyogo University of Education, Hyogo, Japan. In 2015, she enrolled in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, to continue research on her doctor’s thesis, submitted the PhD dissertation, and completed her PhD defense at Kyoto University, the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Study in 2018.

   Her research interests include early adolescent learners’verb acquisition in L2 and Usage-Based Model (UBM).She published a paper on CLIL and overseas teaching project in Finland (2015) which aims at raising the teacher students’ 21st skills. Her recent paper presentations on UBM integrated with CLIL were hold at the conference, Hawaii International conference on education in Hawaii, USA (2018).


 PhD dissertation


Early Adolescent learners’ noticing of language structures through the accumulation of formulaic sequences: Focusing on increasing the procedural knowledge of verb phrases, 1-403. (Unpublished thesis)


Job experience


Elementary school teacher for 19 years

Overseas education facility staff (in Spain) for 3 years

Supervisor of municipal board of education for 2 years

(School education for elementary shools, junior high schools and senior high schools)

University professor for 10 years


Keywords on current research towards 2019:


Editing a new English textbook for elementary school and junior high school

International Collaborative Research on CLIL: Raising children’s procedural skills with UBM perspectives

Multidisciplinary Approach: Seeking a practical collaboration between language teachers and subject teachers

Language testing and assessment on children’s pattern recognition abilities

Research Fund: JSPS- C(2017-2021) Deepening the subject content in CLIL and the early adolescent learners’noticing the language structures: Throughout multidisciplinary approach



Selected Publication


2014.3 Children's form-meaning connections to verb phrases and exemplar-based learning in   

            Japanese  elementary school, Annual Review of English Language Education, 23, 17-32. 

            (Kazuko KASHIWAGI)


2015.3  How CLIL classes exert a positive influence on teaching style in student centered language 

             learning through overseas teacher training in Sweden and Finland, Procedia-Social and

             Behavioral Sciences, 177, 79-84.Kazuko KASHIWAGI &John TOMECSEK,III


2017.10 EFL learners’ grammatical awareness through accumulating formulaic sequences of

              morphological structure (-ing), English Language Teaching, 10-11, 60-75. (Kazuko  

             KASHIWAGI & Yukiko ITO)



2018.2  The effectiveness of formulaic sequences on acquisition of the English passive voice: Using

             dictogloss tasks in form-focused instruction, Proceedings of 18th Hawaii International

             Conference on Education, 167-197.(Kazuko KASHIWAGI, Shizuka LEE &Yukiko ITO)


2018.3.  A gradual five-step process: Shifting from phonological awareness to reading readiness,

             JACET  KANSAI JOURNAL 20,136-155 (Kazuko KASHIWAGI & Hazuki NAKATA)



Selected Presentation


2013.4  Using 3D anime to promote schematization of language structure by children, The Asian

             Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2013) (Steve GILDEA, Kazuko KASHIWAGI)


2014.4  How CLIL classes exert a positive influence on teaching style in student centered language

             learning through overseas teacher   training in Sweden and Finland, Proceedings of  AESLA2014 Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics 32nd (Kazuko KASHIWAGI John



2015.11  Children's noticing of language structure in focus on form approach at an elementary

               school of Japan: Focus on token frequency and type frequency of verbs in storytelling,13th                Asia TEFL (Kazuko Kashiwagi)


2016.8    CLIL science classes in a Japanese senior high school: Focusing on the increase of

               procedural knowledge in language use. Proceedings of EuroSLA, Finland, The 26th The  

               European Second Language Association (Kazuko KASHIWAGI Yumiko MORISHITA)


2016.8     Early adolescent learners’ grammatical sensitivity to formulaic sequences, Proceedings of 

               BAAL,UK ,The 49th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics

               (Kazuko KASHIWAGI)


2016.12   A reflective practice of improving teacher students’ abilities of conducting PE in CLIL:

               Through Overseas Teaching Project, Proceedings of HKICEPS, Hong Kong International

               Conference on Education, Psychology and Society, 526-537(Takayuki SHISHIDO Kazuko

               KASHIWAGI Tetsuo KIDA Yuko MATSUO)   *Best Award, Master Piece


2018.1     The effectiveness of formulaic sequences on acquisition of the English passive voice:

    Using dictogloss tasks in form-focused instruction, 18th Hawaii International 

    Conference on Education (Kazuko KASHIWAGI Yukiko ITO & Shizuka LEE)


2018,5     How the use of drama in CLIL lessons in EFL classrooms affects oracy: A comparison of

                Finnish, Italian and Japanese pupils, International Conference on Quality of Bilinguals

                Programs in Higher Education held at University of Huelva (Kazuko KASHIWAGI Ryo

                 YOSHIURA Yurie NAGAMI Kyoka SUGIMURA)