- Ph.D., Applied Linguistics (Lexical Studies), Cardiff University
- M.A. TESOL, B.Sc. Psychology
- University of Birmingham, University of Toronto
- Applied Linguistics,TESOL 応用言語学 外国語として英語教授法
Second Language Acquisition
I believe that learning English is best achieved through a balance of input, output, focus on form, focus on meaning, and practice. This means that you must read and listen to a lot of English (input). You must also use the English you've learned by speaking and writing (output). Sometimes you must sit down and study hard, trying to memorize new words and grammar (form). You must find meaningful uses for your English, like to complete a task, or to communicate with friends (meaning). Finally you must practice all of these things a lot!
In my classes you will have many opportunities to take in new English and to use it. How you use it (and how much you use it) beyond the classroom is up to you. The more you try, the more fluent you will become.
I started teaching in the Inter-Departmental English Language Program at Dokkyo University in 2009. I teach (or have taught) the following classes:
English Vocabulary (Applied Linguistics content class)
Speaking in Academic Contexts I
Academic Listening Strategies I
Academic Listening Strategies II
Academic Writing I
Academic Reading Strategies II
Academic Reading and Writing III
Il faut épater le bourgeois.
Try “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess. It is a science fiction story, but it also contains a little bit of psychology, sociology, and some very interesting language.
Study hard. But have fun, too. Your memories of the things you learn, the experiences you have, and the friends you make while at university, will remain with you for the rest of your life.