AIBA Chizuko相羽 千州子

Research Areas:
CLIL(Content and Language Integrated Learning), TEYL(Teaching English to Young Learners), TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language), SLA(Second Language Acquisition)

University Researcher List

Message to students

If you can only see trees, please move back, so you can see the forest.
If you can only see the forest, please move forward, so you can see the trees.
If you can see things from a different point of view, you can even go through the walls.
Always be flexible!


  • C. Aiba, M. Fujiwara, B. Byrd & J. Barrows. (2016). Hello English. Tokyo: Seibido.

  • M. Fujiwara, B. Byrd & C. Aiba. (2011). 26 fun songs: To sing, act, talk & read. Tokyo: Eduport.

  • M. Fujiwara, B. Byrd, S. Osame & C. Aiba. (2010). My English land. Tokyo: Eduport.


  • C. Aiba, T. Sakamoto & I. Wang. (2018). “Soki eigo kyouiku ni okeru CLIL to daigakuin-sei ni yoru jissen houkoku.” [CLIL in early childhood education and practice report by graduate students]. Bulletin of Mejiro University Research Institute for Education, 24,93-100.

  • N. Stone, Y. Hayasaka, C. Aiba, R.Yamashita & J. Barrows. (2017). How computer-based and paper-based modes of learning affect student performance on vocabulary tests in the TOEIC classroom. International Journal of Teaching and Education, V, 2, 105-116.

  • C. Aiba. (2017). “Nihon no kouritsu shogakko ni okeru CLIL donyu no kanousei ni kansuru kenkyu.” [A study on possibilities of implementing CLIL at Japanese public elementary schools]. (Doctoral dissertation). Seisen University.

  • M. Shishido, Y. Hayasaka, C. Aiba & J. Barrows. (2016). “BeeDance® wo katsuyo shita eigo shido-rei.” [Introducing the uses of BeeDance in EFL classroom and the verification with ARCS model of motivation]. Association for E-Learning Language Education, 11, 14-23.

  • C. Aiba & J. Izumi. (2016). Diversity of false beginners in Japanese universities: Technology majors and management majors. The Asian Journal of English Language & Pedagogy, 4, 11-20.


  • C. Aiba & J. Izumi. The impact of translanguaging on EFL learners’ lexical diversity in Japanese universities. 56th RELC International Conference (Virtual). 2022年3月

  • C. Aiba & J. Izumi.(2019, September 17-20). Do productive skills of language enhance learners' cognitive ability?: An experimental study of soft CLIL to technology majors. [Paper presentation]. The 8th Teaching and Education Conference Vienna by IISES. TU Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  • C. Aiba & M. Fujiwara. (2018, July 14). “Rika wo toriireta shogakko de no CLIL jissen: Butterfly life cycle.” [Implementing CLIL practice at Japanese elementary schools: Butterfly life cycle]. [Paper presentation]. CLIL International Seminar 2018. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

  • C. Aiba.(2017, March 13 -15). CLIL practice in a Japanese public elementary school: Procedures, problems and perspectives. 52 RELC International Conference. Singapore. SEAMEO regional Language Centre. Singapore.

  • C. Aiba. (2016, February 20-21). How can CLIL Approach for young learners be practiced?: Action research at a Japanese public elementary school. 12th CamTESOL Annual Conference. Institute of Technology Cambodia. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


  • Seisen University, Ph.D., Humanities, 2017
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., TESOL, 2003
  • Lynchburg College, B.A., English, 1979