Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

KOYAMA Dennis
小山 デニス

Assistant Professor
Applied Linguistics, Collaborative Learning, Educational Assessment

M.A., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D., Purdue University

Research and Teaching Interests:
I am an applied linguist whose research interests include language assessment, second language writing, task-based language teaching and collaborative learning, with a special focus on issues related to learners’ use of resources in complex task conditions.

Email:
Office: 10-621
Tel: 03-3238-4177

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Koyama, D., Sun, A., & Ockey, G.J. (2016). The effects of item preview on video-based multiple-choice listening assessments, Language Learning & Technology, 20(1), 148–165.
  • Ockey, G.J., Koyama, D., Setoguchi, E., & Sun, A. (2015). Validity of the TOEFL iBT speaking section for Japanese university students. Language Testing, 32(1), 39–62.
  • Ockey, G.J., Koyama, D., & Setoguchi, E. (2013). Stakeholder input and test design: A case study on changing the interlocutor familiarity facet of the group oral discussion test, Language Assessment Quarterly, 10(3), 292–308.
  • Koyama, D., & Setoguchi, E. (2012). The effect of opening gambit types on group oral proficiency scores, Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 22, 112–123.
  • Ruegg, R., & Koyama, D. (2010). The effect of feedback on EFL writing confidence. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 21, 137–166.
  • Koyama, D. (2009). Personalizing student motivation: A case study of online and face-to-face English for academic purpose classes, PeerSpectives, 4, 33–37.
  • Koyama, D. (2009). Evaluating holistic writing placement ratings, The Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education Journal, Kanda University of International Studies, 4, 33–44.
  • Watanabe, Y., & Koyama, D. (2008). Second language cloze tests: A meta-analysis. Journal of Second Language Studies, 26(2), 103–133.

COURSES

Course No.
Title
2019 Semester/Period
ENG110
ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS
Spring
ENG111
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1
Spring/Autumn
ENG112
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2
Autumn