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Sato Takanori

NameSato Takanori
AffiliationSophia University
SectionCenter for Language Education and Research
Job titleAssociate Professor
DegreeBA(Akita University), MA in Education(Akita University), MA in Linguistics(Sophia University), PhD in Linguistics(The University of Melbourne)
Research funding number60758506
J-Global ID201501041756341280

Research Interests

English as a lingua franca ,language testing ,Foreign language education ,Applied linguistics

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Foreign language education / 


Oct 2010
Dec 2014
School of Language and Linguistics Graduate School, Division of Linguistic Sciences 
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Sophia University Graduate School, Division of Foreign Language 
Apr 2004
Mar 2006
Akita University Graduate School, Division of Education 
Apr 1999
Mar 2004
Akita University  


TOEFL Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment
Japan Language Testing Association Best Paper Award


Takanori Sato   
Language Testing      Aug 2023   [Refereed]
Assessing the content of learners’ compositions is a common practice in second language (L2) writing assessment. However, the construct definition of content in L2 writing assessment potentially underrepresents the target competence in content and...
Takanori Sato   Chantal Hemmi   
Language Learning in Higher Education   12(1) 309-326   Jun 2022   [Refereed]

The benefit of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for second language (L2) development has been addressed by second language acquisition theory and investigated by empirical studies. However, previous studies have not demon...
Takanori Sato   
Language Testing in Asia   12(1) 1-19   Apr 2022   [Refereed]

Although some second language (L2) pedagogical approaches recognize critical thinking (CT) as an important skill, its assessment is challenging because it is not a well-defined construct with varying definitions. This study aimed to iden...
Takanori Sato   Tim McNamara   
Applied Linguistics   40(6) 894-916   2019   [Refereed]
Takanori Sato   
Papers in Language Testing and Assessment   8(1) 69-95   2019   [Refereed]


Takanori Sato   
The English Teachers' Magazine   67(9) 24-25   Nov 2018   [Invited]
英語教育   66(6) 26-27   Sep 2017   [Invited]
Takanori Sato   
JLTA Journal Vol.19 supplementary: 20th Anniversary Special Issue   73-76   2016   
英語教育   63(11) 20-21   2015   [Invited]
Takanori Sato   
Papers in Language Testing and Assessment   2(2) 114-117   2013   [Invited]

Books and Other Publications

Dario Luis Banegas, Sandra Zappa-Hollman(Part:Contributor, Assessment in CLIL)
Routledge   2023      [Refereed]
Chantal Hemmi, Dario Luis Banegas(Part:Contributor, Current Practice and Challenges of Assessment in CLIL in a Japanese University Context)
Palgrave   Jun 2021   
Rie Koizumi, Yo In'nami, Makoto Fukazawa(Part:Contributor, pp. 30-38, pp. 76-82, pp. 106-108, pp. 143-146)
Taisyukan Shoten   1 Aug 2017   (ISBN:9784469246100)   


Takanori Sato   Tricia Okada   Yuri Jody Yujobo   Ethel Ogane   
10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca   13 Jun 2017   
Takanori Sato   
JACET International Annual Conference   2014   
Takanori Sato   
Korean English Language Testing Association Annual Conference   2014   

Professional Memberships

Japan Language Testing Association
The Japan Society of English Language Education
The Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand
Sophia University Linguistic Society