James Hobbs

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James Hobbs
Iwate Medical University
Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Foreign Languages
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Academic & Professional Experience

Part-time instructor, Iwate University
Part-time instructor, Morioka College


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Language Studies Unit, Aston University

Awards & Honors

Jul 2012
The 8th Kenichi Uemura Award, Japan Association for Medical English Education (JASMEE)
Nov 2008
Best of JALT 2008 (Iwate), Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
Certificate for best Iwate JALT presentation in 2008.

Published Papers

The chimp brain and public speaking: Lessons for teachers and learners
James Hobbs
Annual Report of Iwate Medical University Center for Liberal Arts and Sciences   52 31-30   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Working Together: Clinicians and English teachers
Alan Hauk, Kazutoshi Shibuya, James Hobbs, Walter Davies, and Ruri Ashida
Journal of Medical English Education   15(3) 84-87   Oct 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Rodis, O., Barroga, E., Barron, J., Hobbs, J., Jayawardena, J., Kageyama, I., Bukasa, K., Langham, C., Matsuka, Y., Miyake, Y., Seki, N., Oka, H., Peters, M., Shibata, Y., Stegaroiu, R., Suzuki, K., Takahashi, S., Tsuchiya, H., Yoshida, T., & Yoshimoto , K.
BMC Medical Education   14    Nov 2014   [Refereed]
EMP at work: Iwate Medical University.
Hobbs, J., & Kudo, Y.
Journal of Medical English Education   13(1) 31-34   Feb 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Skills Lab English: An English-only approach to medical education
Hobbs, J., Masuda, T., & Aizawa, J.
Journal of Medical English Education   13(1) 24-29   Feb 2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

Task-based language teaching in foreign language contexts (Ed. A. Shehadeh & C. Coombe). Chapter 6: Task structure and patterns of interaction: What can we learn from observing native speakers performing tasks? (pp. 109~133).
James Hobbs (Part:Contributor)
John Benjamins B. V.   2012   
Teachers exploring tasks in English language teaching (Ed. C. Edwards & J. Willis). Chapter 12: Interactive lexical phrases in pair interview tasks. (pp. 143~156).
James Hobbs (Part:Contributor)
Palgrave MacMillan   2005