Neil Curry

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Dec 18, 2018 at 15:37
Neil Curry
Kanda University of International Studies
Self-Access Learning Center
Job title
Principal Learning Advisor
MA TESOL(Sheffield Hallam University)
Research funding number

Research Areas

  • Education / Education / Learner Autonomy, Self-Access Learning

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2013
Principal Learning Advisor, Self-Access Learning Center, Kanda University of International Studies
Apr 2012
Feb 2013
Part-time Lecturer, English, Tokyo Christian Women’s University
Apr 2012
Feb 2013
Part-time Lecturer, National Defense Academy
Apr 2012
Feb 2013
Part-time Lecturer, St Margaret’s Junior College
Apr 2012
Feb 2013
Part-time Lecturer, Sugino Fashion College


Oct 2007
Oct 2010
MA TESOL, TESOL, Sheffield Hallam University
Sep 2002
Sep 2003
MSc Environment & Development, Development Studies, University of East Anglia
Sep 1999
Jun 2002
BSc Social Anthropology, Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Published Papers

Evaluating a Self-Directed Language Learning Course in a Japanese University
Neil Curry, Jo Mynard, Junko Noguchi & Satoko Watkins
International Journal of Self-Directed Learning   14(1) 17-36   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Studying the impact of the SALC curriculum on learning
Jo Mynard, Neil Curry, Junko Noguchi & Satoko Watkins
Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching   27 45-58   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Considerations in Developing a Peer Mentoring Programme for a Self-Access Centre
Neil Curry & Satoko Watkins
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal   7(1) 16-29   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Piloting and Evaluating a Redesigned Self-Directed Learning Curriculum
Satoko Watkins, Jo Mynard, and Neil Curry
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal   5(1) 58-781   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Editorial: Directions in self-access learning.
Neil Curry & Jo Mynard
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal,   5(1) 1-7   Mar 2014   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Empowering students through autonomy: How KUIS encourages life-long self-directed learning [Invited]
Satoko Watkins & Neil Curry
The 11th Annual convention of JACET Kanto Chapter   8 Jul 2018   
A CBT-based approach to helping anxious language learners; investigating causes of speaking anxiety
Neil Curry & Kate Maher
Third International Conference for Psychology in Language Learning   9 Jun 2018   
The SALC at KUIS [Invited]
Neil Curry
Strategies and Resources for Supporting and Encouraging Students to Self-study English on and off Campus   3 Mar 2018   
Guiding Learners to Autonomy
Neil Curry & Yuri Imamura
JALT PanSIG 2016   22 May 2016   
Helping Learners with Foreign Language Anxiety
Neil Curry
JALT 2015   22 Nov 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

Investigating freshman attitudes to and use of the SALC
Kanda University of International Studies: Research Institute of Learner Autonomy Education:
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Feb 2022    Investigator(s): Neil Curry & Yuri Imamura
Creating materials for a CBT-based approach for supporting anxious foreign language learners
Kanda University of International Studies: Research Institute of Learner Autonomy Education:
Project Year: Jan 2018 - Dec 2020    Investigator(s): Neil Curry & Kate Maher

Social Contribution

Academic reviewer & member of editorial board
[Others]  Relay Journal, Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE)  Apr 2017
Academic reviewer & member of editorial board
[Others]  Studies in Self-Access Learning (SISAL) Journal,  Apr 2013