TATSUKI Donna

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Name
TATSUKI Donna
Affiliation
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Section
Faculty of Foreign StudiesDepartment of English Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
Doctor English Education(Temple University, Tokyo)

Profile

Donna Hurst Tatsuki (Ed.D., Temple University, Japan) is the Director of the Graduate School for English Language Education and Research at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (GSELER), where in-service teachers pursue advanced graduate degrees. Unique is this programme’s focus on reflective practice and teacher personal growth, which beneficially augments the typical focus on research skills.
Her research interests include cross-cultural pragmatics, language teaching materials development, conversation analysis, and storytelling/narrative design. She has recently researched multi-party talk-in-interaction of Model United Nations simulations and the representations of gender/ethnicity in government approved language textbooks. Current research projects include: MUN preparation in the flipped classroom, ELF in MUN simulations, and narrative strategies in complex negotiations.
Recently edited books include Pragmatics: Teaching speech acts (TESOL, 2010, with N. Houck); Pragmatics: Teaching natural conversation (TESOL, 2011, with N. Houck); Storytelling: Repositioning Literary Texts in Language Teaching (Foreign Studies Research Series, 90, Kobe Gaidai, 2015). Fictions: Studi sulla narratività XV. Special Issue: Stories For Learning: Storytelling And Didactics (Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2016); Back to Basics: Filling the Gaps in Pragmatics Teaching Materials (JALT, 2016 with D. Fujimoto); Teaching Narratives (Journal of Research Institute, 54, Kobe Gaidai, 2016).

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2007
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Today
Professor, Graduate School for English Language Education and Research,, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
 
Feb 2018
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Mar 2018
Visiting Professor, School of Oriental Studies, University of Rome (La Sapienza)
 
Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Visiting Researcher, School of Oriental Studies, University of Rome (La Sapienza)
 
Apr 2013
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Mar 2015
Consultant, English Reading, National Center for University Entrance Examinations (独立行政法人大学入試センター)
 
Apr 2011
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Mar 2012
Visiting Scholar, School of Oriental Studies, University of Rome (La Sapienza)
 

Education

 
 
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1996
DOCTOR English Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education, Temple University, Tokyo
 
Jan 1990
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Jun 1992
Masters in TESOL, Curriculum and Development in Education, Temple University
 
 
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1984
Ontario Teacher's Certification in Primary / Junior Education, Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto
 

Committee Memberships

 
Oct 2018
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Today
Malaysia English University Model United Nations (MUEMUN)  Faculty Advisor
 
Dec 2011
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Today
Tsukuba English Model United Nations (TEMUN)  Faculty Advisor
 
Apr 2010
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Today
JUEMUN  Faculty Advisor/Auditor
 
2006
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Today
JALT  Graduate Student Showcase Coordinator (conference within annual International conference)
 
2005
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Today
JALT Pragmatics SIG  Publications chair
 
2001
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2010
Temple University, Japan  Doctoral Dissertation Committee, External Member
 
2004
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2009
JALT Journal  Editorial board member
 
2006
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2008
JALT  Director of Records
 
2001
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2004
Japan Association for Language Teaching  Editor
 

Published Papers

 
Introduction to Language Policy, Innovations and Practices: A Tale of Two Countries
TATSUKI Donna
Journal of Research Institute      Dec 2019   [Refereed]
BYOD Collaborative Storytelling in Tangible Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Settings
TATSUKI Donna & Gelsomini, F., Kanev, K., Barneva, R., Bottoni, P., & Roccaforte, M.
In M. E. Auer and T. Tsiatsos (eds.), Mobile Technologies and Applications for the Internet of Things, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 909, (Springer)   909    2019   [Refereed]
Instructional material development in L2 pragmatics
TATSUKI Donna
Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics      2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Problematizing Native Speaker/ELF-user Interactions
TATSUKI Donna
GEIC Working Papers I: Learners' Profiles   1    2019   [Invited]
Historical Overview of Foreign Language Policies in Japan.
TATSUKI Donna
Journal of Research Institute      2019   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Why a pedagogically valid corpus can challenge assumptions about the representative-ness of naturally-occurring speech data sited in pragmatic research
8th International Pragmatics Conference, Toronto 13-18 July 2003      2003
The Consistency of Cartoon-prompt MCQ versus Cartoon-prompt DCT speech act data
AILA 2002, Singapore 16-21 December 2002      2002
JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers)
Journal (Associate Editor)   24,2    2002
JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers)
Journal (Associate Editor)   24,1    2002
External Examiner, Doctoral Dissertation Defense, Beniko Mason, Temple University Japan
   2001

Books etc

 
Innovations and Practices: A Tale of Two Countries
TATSUKI Donna (Part:Editor)
Kobe Gaidai.   Dec 2019   
1000 Questions for Interaction.
TATSUKI Donna
Kindle Direct Publishing.   Feb 2019   ISBN:ISBN 9781729650899
This collection of 1000+ questions is organized by topic and activity type and is supported by 10 years of classroom based research and field-testing. Learners respond to these questions at the level of their own capability, so these question sets...
Instructional material development in L2 pragmatics
TATSUKI Donna (Part:Contributor)
In N. Taguchi, (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics. New York: Routledge.   2019   
Global Negotiation: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. Journal of Research Institute, 58
TATSUKI Donna & ZENUK-NISHIDE Lori (Part:Joint Editor)
Kobe Gaidai.   Dec 2018   
NMUN 2016: Stakeholder Perspectives on Learning Processes and Outcomes. Journal of Research Institute, 57
TATSUKI Donna & ZENUK-NISHIDE Lori (Part:Joint Editor)
Kobe Gaidai   Dec 2017   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
ELF, Affect and Attitudes in Model United Nations Simulations
TATSUKI Donna & M. Morbiducci
2nd Bilingual Conference, University of Malta,   25 Mar 2019   
Language Policy, Innovations and Practices: A Tale of Two Countries
TATSUKI Donna
2nd international Conference on Bilingualism, University of Malta   5 Mar 2019   
. Model United Nations Simulations: Developing Learner Voices and Agency.
TATSUKI Donna & Zenuk-Nishide, L., Fast, T., Smith, C.
Independent Learning Association (ILA) 2018   8 Sep 2018   
Teaching Narratives: Intentionally Ambiguous [Invited]
TATSUKI Donna
JALT LiLT SIG and JALT Yokohama Chapter   30 Jun 2018   
Teaching Pragmatics and Filling Pedagogical Gaps
TATSUKI Donna
. AITLA Conference, Roma Tre University, Rome   25 Feb 2018   

Teaching Experience

 

Works

 
Pragmaterials.org
TATSUKI Donna   Educational Materials   Jan 2018 - Today
JUEMUN webpage
TATSUKI Donna   Web Service   Jul 2015 - Apr 2019

Research Grants & Projects

 
Building a corpus of ELF (English Lingua Franca) user negotiated interactions
Japan Science Promotion Society: Kaken
Project Year: 2018 - 2021    Investigator(s): TATSUKI Donna
Repositioning Literary Texts in ELT
Kobe City University of foreign Studies: Kenkyuhan—Kobe Gaidai Research and Publication Grant
Project Year: 2013 - 2014    Investigator(s): TATSUKI Donna
Using Literary Texts for Progressive Language Teaching
Japan Science Promotion Society: Kaken
Project Year: 2009 - 2013    Investigator(s): TATSUKI Donna
Constructing a corpus of films used in English language educational research for the purpose of pragmatic analysis
Japan Science Promotion Society: Kaken
Project Year: 2004 - 2007    Investigator(s): TATSUKI Donna
JALT PAN-SIG International Conference
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies: International Conference Grant
Investigator(s): TATSUKI Donna

Social Contribution

 
Pragmatics: Teaching Natural Conversation
[Lecturer]  Dante Alighieri M.S. L’Aquila, Italy,  Professional development for teachers  27 Mar 2014
Storytelling: Narrative and Literary Texts in Language Teaching
[Lecturer]  American Embassy, Rome  Invited public lecture  19 Feb 2013
7 Ways to Get Your Students Talking in the EFL Classroom
[Presenter]  TESOL  TESOL International webinar  2012

Others

 
Oct 2017   English Open class
Teachers from the Board of Education were welcomed to observe and participate in my Film Studies class.