Akiko Kiyota

Graduate School of Education, Waseda University

Akiko Kiyota holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and an MS Ed in TESOL from Temple University Japan. She teaches part-time at Asia University, and currently a Ph.D. student at Waseda University, researching on emotions and resilience in English-medium instruction.


Waseda University Graduate Student Showcase

Thirdagers savouring foreign language learning Dorota ZABORSKA I investigate thirdage learners’ experiences of learning foreign languages through the lens of positive psychology. Drawing on interview data I explore connections between the savouring of language learning, overall wellbeing, and how these contribute to so-called successful ageing. Perspective shifts through a high-school social issues research project Aya HAYASAKI This study explores how participation in an English-medium social issues project changes the values and career choices high-school students in a rural region of Japan, and what socio-cultural factors and emotions are involved in the process. The resilience process of Japanese university students over EMI Akiko KIYOTA This study explores resilience and emotions emerging during an EMI course. Tracking university students taking EMI courses, using participants’ weekly reflective journals, interview data, and class observation field notes, the presenter will discuss preliminary results from her pilot study.