Graduate School Department /Course /Field Human Coexistence/Foreign Language Acquisition and Education/Language Education Research and Development
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Other Affiliation Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Research areas Educational Linguistics
Keywords Educational Linguistics, Curriculum Development, English for Academic Purposes, Materials Development, Pedagogical Grammar, Second Language Learning and Teaching, Vocabulary Acquisition
Themes Professor of Educational Linguistics. His current research interests are in the areas of classroom research, individual learner differences, materials development, pedagogical grammar, and vocabulary teaching and learning. His publications include two books on EFL teaching and learning (Kodansha, 1995; Maruzen, 1999), and papers for international journals, such as ELT Journal, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Language, Culture and Curriculum, and Prospect.
Major publications 'Fun with "Creative English": "English by Rote" Reconsidered' (Maruzen, 1999)
'The Future of University English Language Education.' (Chapters 1&5(5.1): Iwanami Shoten, 2005)
'Native and non-native: what can they offer?' (ELT Journal, 54/1, Oxford University Press, U.K. 2000)
'Beyond needs analysis: soft systems methodology for meaningful collaboration in EAP course design.' (Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 4/1, Elsevier, U.K. 2005)
"Researching Language Teaching and Learning: An Integration of Practice and Theory" (Co-edit: Peter Lang, Bern, 2009)
"Team Teaching and Team Learning in the Language Classroom: Collaboration for Innovation in ELT" (Co-edit: Routledge, Oxford, U.K. 2016)
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, U.K.)
JACET (The Japan Association of College English Teachers)
JASELE (Japan Society of English Language Education)
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, U.S.A.)
The Editorial Advisory Panel, ELT Journal (Oxford University Press, U.K.)
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses Methodology in English Education
  • Graduate courses (Master's program) Educational Linguistics

  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program) Language Pedagogy

  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments English I (Writing/Listening)
Background Ph.D. (University of Lancaster, U.K.)