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SHIMONO Torrin

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FacultyGeneral Education Division
PositionAssociate Professor
DegreePhD
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Last Updated :2020/09/30

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

  • Humanities & social sciences, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, The Journal of the College of Foreign Languages Himeji Dokkyo University, 63 - 68, Feb. 2014
  • 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, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics No. 87: Qualitative Studies on Language Learners and Educators in Japanese Contexts, (87), 78 - 84, Oct. 2013
  • Is Eigo Note notable?, Torrin Shimono, The Proceedings of the 14th Annual Temple University Japan Applied Linguistics Colloquium, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Foreign Language Pedagogy in the Japanese Context, (69), 34 - 37, Aug. 2011
  • An Interview with Mari Nakamura, Torrin R. Shimono, The Language Teacher, The Language Teacher, 44(4), 23 - 27, Jul. 2020

Books etc

  • Essential English Vocabulary 1400, Setsuko Mori, Yoshitaka Tanabe, Tomohiro Moriyama, Paul Joyce, Torrin Shimono, Joint author, 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