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Torrin Shimono

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FacultyGeneral Education Division
PositionLecturer
DegreePhD
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Last Updated :2019/11/05

Education and Career

Education

  •   2000 08  - 2004 05 , Whitman College, Asian Studies
  •   2011 01  - 2012 08 , Temple University, Japan, TESOL
  •   2012 09  - 2019 08 , Temple University, Japan, Applied Linguistics

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Linguistics, Linguistics

Research Interests

  • Motivation, Self-efficacy, Timed Reading, Oral Reading, Repeated Reading, Reading Speed, Reading Fluency

Published Papers

  • The Dynamic Cognitive Processes of Second Language Reading Fluency, Torrin R. Shimono, Temple University, Sep. 2019 , Refereed
  • The Effects of Repeated Oral Reading and Timed Reading on L2 Oral Reading Fluency, Torrin R. Shimono, The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 19(1), 139 - 154, Apr. 2019 , Refereed
  • L2 reading fluency progression using timed reading and repeated oral reading, Torrin R. Shimono, Reading in a Foreign Language, 30(1), 152 - 179, Apr. 2018 , Refereed
  • The Effects of Timed and Repeated Reading on Reading Fluency and TOEIC Scores, Torrin R. Shimono, 近畿大学教養・外国語教育センター紀要, 8(1), 33 - 53, Jul. 2017 , Refereed
  • Exploring Mature, Highly Proficient L2 Learners’ Reading Motivations and Attitudes, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2015 Postconference Publication, 136 - 144, Aug. 2016 , Refereed
  • Exploring Issues of Dyslexia among Bilinguals, Torrin Shimono, 7(1), 101 - 111, Jul. 2016 , Refereed
  • My three most memorable teaching / learning experiences, Torrin Shimono, Explorations in Teacher Education, JALT: Teacher Education and Development Special Interest Group Publication, 22(1), 11 - 12, Aug. 2015
  • The development and validation of a contextualized vocabulary size test, Torrin Shimono & Aeric Wong, Kotobanokenkyu Himeji Dokkyo University, 1 - 15, Feb. 2015
  • Developing speaking skills of L2 learners: A synthesis of the current research, Torrin Shimono, The Journal of the College of Foreign Languages, Himeji Dokkyo University, 15 - 30, Jan. 2015
  • A critique of Palfreyman’s Othering: Strengths and weaknesses in research methods, Torrin Shimono, The Journal of the College of Foreign Languages Himeji Dokkyo University, 63 - 68, Feb. 2014
  • Is Eigo Note notable?, Torrin Shimono, The Proceedings of the 14th Annual Temple University Japan Applied Linguistics Colloquium, 95 - 106, Aug. 2013 , Refereed
  • Quantifying determiners: much vs. many vs. a lot of, Torrin Shimono & Chris Edelman, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics No. 85: Teaching Aspects of English Grammar, (85), 11 - 15, Aug. 2013
  • Strategies for young Japanese L2 learners that promote self-efficacy, Torrin Shimono, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics No. 79: Developing Reading Skills and Strategies in a “Communicative” EFL Environment, (79), 64 - 71, Aug. 2012
  • Directly speaking with a Berlitz teacher, Torrin Shimono, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics No. 77: Approaches to teaching English, (77), 28 - 37, Aug. 2012
  • Can you rhyme in time?, Torrin Shimono, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Teaching the Sound System of English to Japanese Learners, (74), 25 - 28, May 2012
  • Does Passages 2 pass the test?, Torrin Shimono, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Foreign Language Pedagogy in the Japanese Context, (69), 56 - 59, Aug. 2011
  • Designing a reading course for first-year university students, Torrin Shimono, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Foreign Language Pedagogy in the Japanese Context, (69), 34 - 37, Aug. 2011
  • Teacher Cognition, Teacher Beliefs, and Contextual Pressures that Affect the Decision-Making of an Elementary School ALT, Torrin Shimono, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics No. 87: Qualitative Studies on Language Learners and Educators in Japanese Contexts, (87), 78 - 84, Oct. 2013

Books etc

  • Essential English Vocabulary 1400, Setsuko Mori, Yoshitaka Tanabe, Tomohiro Moriyama, Paul Joyce, & Torrin Shimono, Joint Work, Asahi Press,   2019 01

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The Performance of Top Reading Rate Gainers, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2019 45th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2019 11 03
  • Evaluating L2 Oral Reading Fluency, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2018 44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2018 11 25
  • Which Reading Subprocesses Get Faster for L2 Learners?, Torrin Shimono, TESOL Doctoral Forum,   2018 03 27
  • Testing for Automaticity of L2 Reading Sub-processes, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2017 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2017 11 18
  • Transfer of Reading Rates across Different Texts, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2016 42nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2016 11 26
  • To Read or Not to Read: Motivations and Attitudes to Read in the L2, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2015 41st Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2015 11 22
  • Changes in Second Language Reading Processes, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2015 41st Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2015 11 21
  • Building Reading Fluency: Reading Aloud and Silent Timed Readings, Torrin Shimono, Thai TESOL International Conference 2015 ,   2015 01 30
  • Repeated Reading Aloud vs. Silent Timed Readings, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2014 40th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2014 11 22
  • The Effects of Reading Aloud and Reading Silently, Torrin Shimono, The 16th Annual Temple University Japan Applied Linguistics Colloquium ,   2014 02 09
  • Reading Aloud vs. Reading Silently: Does it Make a Difference?, Torrin Shimono, JALT 2013 39th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition,   2013 10 26
  • Is Eigo Note notable? , Torrin Shimono, The 14th Annual Temple University Japan Applied Linguistics Colloquium ,   2012 02 02