平井ランゲージ・サービシズ-IT技術英語やTOEIC対策。英語通訳、英語翻訳、従業員の為の英語能力向上、英語でお困りの企業様をお手伝いいたします。


List of articles and interviews

Special Article on Correlations between Receptive (Passive) and Productive (Active) Skills in English

  • “How Do TOEIC® LR Scores Correlate with Real-life Workplace English Skills?”
    – This is a quick summary of Michihiro Hirai (“author”)’s studies on the correlations between receptive (passive) and productive (active) English skills that were published in several journals and newsletters of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) during the period 2002­2013.
    PDF is available here: How Do TOEIC LR Scores Correlate with Workplace English Skills

Major Articles and Interviews

  • [Introducing InterGroup's translation course]、『通訳者・翻訳者になる本2020』(Paths to interpreters and translators Mook 2020)(March 2019, Ikaros Publishing)。The web version avaliable here.
  • “Adding Some Value to the Teaching of ESP”
    The LLG SIG Newsletter (JALT Lifelong Language Learning Special Interest Group Newsletter), Vol.14, Issue 2 (October 2018)
    The PDF version can be retrieved from this link (or this link).
  • “Milestones of a Life in Teaching”
    The LLG SIG Newsletter (JALT Lifelong Language Learning Special Interest Group Newsletter), Vol.14, Issue 1 (May 2018)
    The PDF version can be retrieved from this link (or this link).
  • 英語資格 50冠への道” (”Road to the 50th Crown in English Qualification”)
    NU7, 2018.01 (No.15), January 2018, p.24, 学士会(General Incorporated Association Gakushikai (University Alumni Association)
  • シニア界のナンバーワンに聞く:思いをカタチに
    (”Listen to Three Number Ones in the Senior World: Giving My Thought a Form”)
    広報はだの(Hadano City’s Official Newsletter), January 1, 2018 (pp.4-5)
  • Michihiro Hirai’s Technical and Business English Expertise Marathon
    Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators (SWET), December 7, 2017
  • 「英語で世界が広がった」-最上級の資格 50種取得
    (”‘My world has been expanded by English’ – Amassing 50 top-grade English qualifications”)
    Kanagawa Shimbun (Sagamihara-Ken-oh edition), November 7, 2017
  • 英語資格で50冠達成

   (”Reaching the holy grail of 50 crowns in English qualifications”)
Town News
(Hadano Edition), October 20, 2017

  • “試験で英語力の覚醒: 試験をうまく活用しよう”

   English Journal, October 2015 (pp.26, 27, 49)

  • “極める人のための英語学習法ーリーディング:生きた英文に数多く触れる” – English Journal, April 2015 (pp. 38, 41)
  • “My Crusade for Real ‘Practical Business English’” – Wordcraft (The SWET Files) 2013-2014 (p.137)
  • “Let’s Read the Nikkein in English” (“You the listener” Corner), Radio Nikkei #1, April 3, 2014
    This program can be listened to and downloaded free of chagre as a podcast on/from the “Let’s Read the Nikkei in English” page of the radiko.jp website (about 22minutes 40 seconds after the start, duration: several minutes).
  • 即効! 英語勉強法” – Diamond Weekly, January 11, 2014 (mentioned on p.48 (p.78?))
  • “実践・ビジネス英語-こんなとき何て言う?” (“Practical Business English: What do we say in this situation?”) – The Japan Times ST, April 12, 2013 and every 2nd and 4th Fridays thereafter until July 25, 2014
  • “受信型スキルテストで仕事における発信型能力を測れるか” (“Can receptive skill tests measure productive skills in workplace?”) -
    BULATS Tsushin 2012 – 2013 Special Issue pp.2 – 3
    (Reproduced here with the permission of STEP (Eiken)) (PDF file)
    This article can be downloaded also from Eiken’s website on BULATS.
  • やりなおし英語勉強法” (English for meetings) – 日経 Biz アカデミー (Nikkei Business Academy): Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2012
  • “脱 TOEIC の英語術” – Weekly Toyo Keizai, June 2, 2012 (mentioned on pp.34-35)
  • 「理系学生のための英語参考書」(Self-study Books on English for Science/Engineering Students) – The University Times, January 2012 (p.4)
    >>PDF(825KB)
  • “English education for engineers needs new framework, methods” – Japan Times Forum on English Education – The Japan Times. March 31, 2010 – PDF file replicated here with the permission of The Japan Times, Ltd.
    >>PDF(118KB)
  • “The Remains of the Day” (“My Recommendations” Vol.1, STEP BULATS 通信 No.15)(February 2010)
  • “Engineers must have English skills to succeed” – Japan Times Forum on English Education – The Japan Times. October 5, 2009 – PDF files replicated here with the permission of The Japan Times, Ltd.
    >>1st page PDF(216KB)
    >>2nd page PDF(185KB)
  • 「グローバル人材開発のために: 企業内英語教育と英語能力評価のありかた」  Jinzai Kyouiku (JMAM) March 2009
  • 自著を語る: “はじめての STEP BULATS” とその意義Kanagawa University Library Newsletter, 2008.9 No.126
  • 1歩先行くビジネス英語」 (series) (STEP BULATS Newsletter (WEB and print versions))
    Only the following issues are available online (on the Web):
    No.17 (16号) (October 2020) E-mail (PDF版) (p.13)
    No.18 (17号) (February 2011) Meeting (PDF 版) (p.13)
    No.19 (18号) (June 2011)  Telephone (PDF版) (p.13)
    No.20 (19号) (October 2011) Presentation (PDF版) (p.13)
    No.21 (20号) (February 2012) E-mail (PDF版) (p.13)
  • 「社員の英会話力を正当に評価する方法とは」 (「人事のお悩み解決」 Vol.7)(STEP BULATS 通信 WEB version)
  • 「リスニング向上のためのトレーニング」 (「人事のお悩み解決」 Vol.5) (STEP BULATS 通信 WEB version)
  • 「英語ができない社員を奮起させる方法」 (「人事のお悩み解決」 Vol.1) (STEP BULATS 通信 WEB version)
  • 「平井さんが 40冠を達成」 タウンニュース秦野, June 9, 2007
  • Presentations for EngineersSWET Newsletter (No. 115) April 2007
  • 「自分の目的や実力に合った教材を選ぶことが、英語を効率よく学ぶコツ!」 English Master (STEP) (Spring 2006)
  • 翻訳(和英・英和)検定試験概説」 Japan Association of Translators (JAT) March 29, 2005
  • 「平井先生の『英会話【超】克服』ワンポイント講座 」 (series) ILC Osaka Mail Magazine
  • ”New tests challenging TOEIC stronghold” The Japan Times, October 25, 2003
  • An Interview with Michihiro HiraiSHIKEN (JALT Test and Evaluation SIG Newsletter), Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2002
  • The BULATS Writing Test at Hitachi” BULATS, Summer 2002

Academic Papers

See Academic Papers under President’s Profile.