Yanagisawa Akifumi

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Research fields
Foreign language education
Education on school subjects and activities
Research keywords
Second Language Acquisition
Vocabulary Acquisition
Applied Linguistics
Research projects
Effects of electronic glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary learning2021-08 -- 2023-03Akifumi YanagisawaJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (a.k.a KAKENHI)2,340,000Yen
Career history
2016-09 -- 2020-12The University of Western OntarioFaculty of Education, Applied LinguisticsResearch Assistant
2017-09 -- 2017-12The University of Western OntarioFaculty of EducationPart-time lecturer
2019-09 -- 2019-12The University of Western OntarioFaculty of EducationPart-time lecturer
2021-04 -- 2022-09Tokyo University of ScienceInstitute of Arts and SciencesFull-time lecturer (tenured)
2022-10 -- (current)University of TsukubaFaculty of Humanities and Social SciencesAssistant Professor
Academic background
2016-09 -- 2020-12University of Western Ontario Faculty of Education The PhD program in the field of Applied Linguistics
2021-02Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics)University of Western Ontario
Licenses and qualifications
2016-03teacher’s license (Senior High School)
2016-03teacher’s license (Junior High School)
2013-03-31First-class teacher's licenses for elementary school
Academic societies
2015-07 -- 2019-03The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA)
2015 -- (current)The Chubu English Language Education Society (CELES)
2015 -- (current)Kantokoshinetsu Association of Teachers of English, KATE
2016 -- (current)Japan Second Language Acquisition Research Forum
Honors & Awards
2015-05Exemption of half of my educational loan by the Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) for achieving high academic performance
2019-07SLRF 2019 Student Travel Award
2020-03Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award
  • How effective is second language incidental vocabulary learning? A meta-analysis
    Yanagisawa Akifumi
    Language Teaching/pp.1-20, 2023-01
  • 「語彙プロファイラー」で学習すべき英単語を見つける方法:Compleat Lexical Tutorの使い方
    中田 達也; 江口 政貴; 柳沢 明文
2022-10 -- 2022-12Principles of English Language Education IBUniversity of Tsukuba
2022-10 -- 2023-02English Presentation Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba
2022-10 -- 2023-02English Reading Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba

(Last updated: 2023-01-17)