• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Personal profile

Research interests

I joined Bond University as a student for my Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. After I completed this degree, I commenced my doctoral research studies, and joined the Faculty as an academic staff member. I completed my PhD at the University of South Australia, and continue to study students' motivation and successful second language acquisition.

My continuing research interest is second language learners' motivation and the factors which could influence the learners' motivational predispositions. I have been investigating how learners' motivation changes due to what causes.

Currently, I am researching to find the relationship between the motivational elements, such as target language/culture, teachers, teaching methods, and surrounding people, and the learners' cultural background as well as the educational context. I have focused much on formal second language education in Australian context, and I am planning to extend the research in the international contexts.

Statement for HDR students

I offer HDR supervision on any study relating to the broad theories of second language acquisition.

Students who are interested in the complex mechanism of individual learner differences, and their success or failure in second language learning are most welcome.

I am especially interested in HDR projects that are related to second language learners' motivation and how it is affected by learners' cultural/educational backgrounds.

Education/Academic qualification

International Studies, PhD, University of South Australia

LOTE in Applied Linguistics, Master of Arts

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Research Output 2001 2018

Japanese high school and university students learning English: Differences in their perceptions of teachers as motivators

Matsumoto, M. & Cumming, B., 2018, In : The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics. 5, 2, p. 217-229 13 p.

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learning environment

The impact of study abroad program on Japanese University students' motivation and the development of "motivational L2 selves".

Matsumoto, M., 2018, (Submitted). 18 p.

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studies abroad
environmental factors

Japanese EFL students' perceptions of native and non-native teachers of English as a motivational factor

Matsumoto, M., 2017, In : Journal of Modern Languages. 27, p. 1-23 24 p.

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foreign language
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learning environment
verbal communication
language course

Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Talk or Presentation Outside of an Organised Event
  • 1 Visiting an external institution

Eighth CLS International Conference (CLaSIC 2018)

Masanori Matsumoto (Speaker)
6 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

What is Second Language Learning? The Facts You Should Know

Masanori Matsumoto (Speaker)
16 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or Presentation Outside of an Organised EventOral Presentation

Meijo University

Masanori Matsumoto (Visitor)
15 Oct 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution