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Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)(Temple University, Japan Campus, Graduate College of Education)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Gunma University 


A Taste of JALT 2006: Excerpts from the Proceedings, Using Drama to Motivate the EFL Students: Building Classroom Communities and Students' Identities
Dean Charles, Yuka Kusanagi
The Language Teacher, Special Issue: A Taste of JALT 2006   31(10) 9-10   2007
Analysis of Research on Nonverbal Communication in Language Education
JALT 2004 Conference Proceedings   1-13   2005
Gesture as Mediation of Language Learning
Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2005   (5) 55-73   2005
A Class Report 2: Course Evaluation of Pleasure Reading Course
The Journal of Rikkyo University Language Center   (14) 29-42   2005
How Personal History Forms Teacher's Beliefs
Temple University, Japan Campus. Working Papers in Applied Linguistics: Narrative Inquiries and Case Studies   (22) 47-65   2006

Conference Activities & Talks

Tomorrow’s Learners: Autonomous Development in English Language Learning
JACET 2010   2010   
Gesture as Mediation in Language Learning
Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2005   2005   
Teaching English through Drama to Japanese University Students
Performing Language: International Conference on Drama and Theatre in Second Language Education   2006   
Japanese University Students’ Reflective Comments on Their Extensive Reading Experiences
Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2007   2007   
Mirroring Gestures: A Window to SLA Learner’s Hypothesis Testing
SGS (International Society of Gesture Studies) 3rd International Conference   2007   

Research Grants & Projects

Gesture in foreign language education
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learner autonomy
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Extensive Reading
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2012 - 2014
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Drama in Education
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