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HARRIS Justin

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FacultyGeneral Education Division
PositionAssociate Professor
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Last Updated :2020/07/08

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences, English linguistics, English as a lingua franca
  • Humanities & social sciences, Education - general, Task-based language teaching

Research Interests

  • Intercultural Studies, Language Learning

Published Papers

  • Issues related to the presence of Japanese loanwords of English origin on vocabulary size tests, Harris Justin, The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(1), 1 - 13, Mar. 2019 , Refereed
  • Responding to the critics: Implementation of TBLT in Japan, Harris Justin, Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8(1), 139 - 148, May 2018 , Refereed
  • Adapting Commercial EFL Textbooks for the TBLT Classroom in Asia, Harris Justin, Ikoma Keizai Ronsou, Ikoma Keizai Ronsou, 14(1), 1 - 22, Jul. 2016 , Refereed
  • Teachers' Beliefs About Task-Based Language Teaching in Japan, Harris Justin, The Journal of Asia TEFL, The Journal of Asia TEFL, 13(2), 102 - 116, Jul. 2016 , Refereed
  • Japanese Elementary Schools Teachers Adapting to Changes and Challenges: The Introduction of English Activities in Japanese Elementary Schools, Harris Justin, Proceeding of The Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, Proceeding of The Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, 168 - 172, Aug. 2015 , Refereed
  • An English as a Lingua Franca Model for English Teaching in Japan: Pedagogical Implications, Harris Justin, Ikoma Keizai Ronsou, Ikoma Keizai Ronsou, 13(1), 99 - 114, Jul. 2015 , Refereed
  • The Effects of Short-Term Study Abroad on the Attitudes of Japanese University Students toward Using English and on the Development of Cross-Cultural Understanding, Harris Justin, Kinki University Center for Liberal Arts and Foreign Language Education Journal. Foreign Language Edition., Kinki University Center for Liberal Arts and Foreign Language Education Journal. Foreign Language Edition., 5(1), 89 - 112, Nov. 2014 , Refereed
  • Perceived intelligibility of Japanese loanwords by Japanese learners of English versus actual intelligibility, Harris Justin, Kyoto Sangyo University Forum of Higher Education Research, Kyoto Sangyo University Forum of Higher Education Research, 3(1), Apr. 2013 , Refereed
  • World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca: Application in the English Classroom in Japan, Harris Justin, Kyoto Sangyo University Higher Forum of Education, Kyoto Sangyo University Higher Forum of Education, 2(1), Apr. 2012 , Refereed
  • The effects of a short-term study abroad program on the beliefs of Japanese university students in an International Relations program, Harris Justin, JALT Study Abroad N-SIG Newsletter: Ryugaku, JALT Study Abroad N-SIG Newsletter: Ryugaku, 3(2), Sep. 2010
  • Expanding on Willis’ TBL Framework: The Integrated Input Output Framework, Leeming, P., Harris, J, The Journal of Asia TEFL, The Journal of Asia TEFL, 17(1), 215 - 224, Mar. 31 2020 , Refereed
  • Improving teacher talk through a task-based approach, Jason Moser, Justin Harris, John Carle, ELT JOURNAL, ELT JOURNAL, 66(1), 81 - 88, Jan. 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:This article reports on a teacher-talk training course for Japanese primary school teachers, who are preparing to teach 'communicative English' for the first time. The article argues that teacher-talk training is important for communicative classes with young students because most of the input and interaction is by default teacher centred. In our course, through a task-based approach including the use of digital recorders for self-transcribing, teachers were able to practise providing rich comprehensible input as well as scaffolding in English through role-playing classroom tasks. The before and after performances of two teachers doing a listen-and-draw task is analysed to demonstrate the importance of training in teacher talk. In concluding the article, we review the participants' survey feedback for the course. Our hope is that the article provides a convincing argument for teacher-talk training as well as offering a model for similar courses.

Books etc

  • OnTask 3, Harris Justin, Joint author, English Language Teaching Textbook Upper Intermediate Level, Abax,   2018 04
  • OnTask 2, Harris Justin, Joint author, English Language Teaching Textbook Lower Intermediate Level, Abax,   2018 04
  • OnTask 1, Harris Justin, Joint author, English Language Teaching Textbook Beginner Level, ABAX,   2018 04
  • Teacher Agency and Policy Response in English Language Teaching, Harris Justin, Contributor, Acceptance and Adaption. Teacher Agency during the Introduction of English Activities in Japanese Elementary Schools, Routledge,   2016 08
  • Talking Point: Perfecting your presentations, Joint author, Author, Abax,   2020 04

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Self-Determination Theory: A motivational framework for analysis of TBLT, Harris Justin, The Applied Linguistics Conference, Perth, Australia,   2019 11 27
  • TBLT in Japan: Learning from the teachers, Harris Justin, The Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) National conference 2019,   2019 11 02
  • Task-based textbook design: Challenges and solutions, Harris Justin, Eighth International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching, Ottawa, Canada,   2019 08 21
  • TBLT in Asia: Reflections from the classroom, Harris Justin, Eighth International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching, Ottawa, Canada,   2019 08 19
  • Mastery in the foreign language classroom: Growth in self-efficacy, Harris Justin, 7th International Self-Determination Theory conference, Amsterdam, Holland,   2019 05 23
  • The Native Speaker Model of English in Japan: Creating a survey instrument, Harris Justin, Educating the Global Citizen: International perspectives on foreign language teaching in the digital age, Munich, Germany,   2019 03 27
  • TBLT: What is it? What is it not? What can it be?, Harris Justin, The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) National Conference 2018,   2018 11 24 , 招待有り
  • It's not just speaking: An input task output task integrated framework, Harris Justin, The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) National Conference 2018,   2018 11 24 , 招待有り
  • Developing effective tasks for the foreign language classroom: Overcoming challenges, Harris Justin, The Applied Linguistics Conference,   2017 11 27
  • TBLT in Asia: A review of current issues, Harris Justin, The Seventh International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching,   2017 04 19
  • Teachers’ beliefs regarding the implementation of TBLT in Japan, Harris Justin, The Seventh International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching,   2017 04 19
  • Japanese Loanwords of English Origin, Harris Justin, The 11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level,   2016 12 10
  • TBLT Approaches and Materials: Adapting the Existing and Creating the Rest, Harris Justin, PANSIG 2016,   2016 05 21
  • TBLT and textbooks: Adapting commercial textbooks for use in EFL classrooms in Japan, Harris Justin, JALT 2015 The Annual National Conference of the Japan Association of Language Teaching,   2015 11 21
  • Japanese Elementary Schools Teachers Adapting to Changes and Challenges: The Introduction of English Activities in Japanese Elementary Schools, Harris Justin, The Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education,   2015 08 03
  • Designing a task-based teacher training course for in-service elementary teachers, Harris Justin, Moser, J, JACET Convention,   2012 08 31
  • Teaching English in elementary schools, Harris Justin, Toyonaka Board of Education,   2009 08 28 , 招待有り
  • Simple and meaningful tasks with Photo Story 3 in the classroom, Harris Justin, Osaka JALT Tech Day,   2009 06 21
  • Teaching English in elementary school. What, why and how?, Harris Justin, Toyonaka Shinden Elementary School Internal Training,   2009 02 16 , 招待有り

Research Grants & Projects

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (KAKENHI), TBLT and PPP approaches to reading in a foreign language: An eye tracking study.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Kakenhi), Motivational change during university and its impact on growth in English proficiency
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Kakenhi), The comparative effectiveness of TBLT and PPP approaches to language teaching