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Wakisaka Masako Last modified date:2024.06.03

Associate Professor / The International Student Center

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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Japanese language education, Second language education
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Tamdem learning (Face-to-face tandem and eTandem)
    keyword : learner autonomy, reciprocity, collaborative learning
  • Advising in Language Learning
    keyword : Autonomous learning, Language Portfolio, learning log, CEFR
Academic Activities
1. Masako Wakisaka, How tandem learning changes attitude towards learning English: A case study of a Japanese learner, ILAC Selections 5th Independent Learning Association Conference 2012, 2013.12.
1. The Significance of Tandem Learning in a Japanese University.
2. Masako Wakisaka, Face-to-face tandem and etandem: Differences that influence the maintenance of tandem learning activities., REVISTA DO GEL, 10.21165/gel.v15i3.2408, 15, 42-57, 2018.12, [URL].
1. Masako Wakisaka, Learners’ Development through Language Learning Advising in Face-to-face Tandem Learning, Independent Learning Association Conference 2021, 2021.06.
2. Masako, Wakisaka, Qualitative study of Language Learning Strategies in tandem learning, Independent Learning Association 2018, 2018.06.
3. Masako Wakisaka, What are the Differences between Face-to-Face Tandem and eTandem via Email and Skype?, International Meeting on Foreign Language Learning In-TANDEM, 2018.03.
4. Masako Wakisaka, The correlation between motivation and learner autonomy in eTandem: A qualitative case study of a German learner of Japanese, The Seventh CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2016, 2016.12.
5. Lixian Ou, Masako Wakisaka, Naoko Aoki, Long-term effects of tandem learning, Independent Learning Association Conference 2014, 2014.06.
6. Naoko Aoki, Masako Wakisaka, Lixian Ou, Spoken tandem learning discourse: A case study of a Japanese learner of English, IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) 2013, 2013.09.
7. Masako Wakisaka, How tandem learning changes attitude towards learning English: A case study of a Japanese learner, ILA 2012 Conference, 2012.08.
8. Masako Wakisaka, Foreign language learning by eTandem between Germany and Japan: A case study of a learner of Japanese, International conference on eLearning future 2011, 2011.11.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Association for Language Education & Technology
  • The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
Educational Activities
1. Japanese Academic Courses (JACs), Coordinator
2. Japanese Academic Courses (JACs), Instructor
3. Japanese Language and Culture Course, Instructor
Professional and Outreach Activities
1) eTandem Project (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
2) Intensive Japanese Course for Communication Skills in Mahidol University, Instructor.