Presentations and workshops

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Co-moderator, AILA symposium

(L2 writing research: The dynamics and complexity of writing development), University of Groningen, Holland. August 15 – 20, 2021.

Tracking the Real-Time Evolution of a Writing Event

Second Language Writers at Different Proficiency Levels. February 23, 2018. Tokyo Discourse Group, University of Tokyo, Japan.

The language of civil engineering research articles

A corpus-based analysis. September 3 – 5, 2015. 48 Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, University of Aston, UK.

Facilitating intercultural encounters in context

March 25 – 28, 2015. TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Toronto, Canada.

Building a Specialized Corpus of Civil Engineering Research Articles (SCCERA)

No walk in the park. September 4 – 6, 2014. 47 Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK.

“The culture’s really different here”

Facilitating successful intercultural encounters at the University of Tokyo. June 19 – 22, 2014. 14 International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP 14), Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA

Spring intensive academic writing class

March 27 – 28, 2014. Faculty of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan.

Corpora & corpus-informed learning in EAP

October 2013, ALESS/ALESA Workshop, Tokyo University, Japan (invited speaker).

Exploiting authentic texts in the classroom

May 2012, ELT Career & Professional Development Conference (ECAP) 2012, Tokyo, Japan (invited speaker).

Language learners as ethnographers

Developing intercultural communicative competence (I.C.C.). December 2012, Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Japan (invited speaker).

Putting the learning back into English Language Teaching

December 2011, Kansai Gaidai Intercultural Research Institute Forum, Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Japan.

Investigating ‘private’ second language writing processes with complementary data collection methods

August 2011, 16 European Conference on Eye Movements, University of Provence, Marseille, France.

Developing Learners’ Conversational Skills

December 2010, Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Japan (invited speaker).

Bridge over troubled mortars

Exploring interdisciplinary problems and possibilities in English Language Teaching. August 2010, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Film in the language classroom

February 2010, University of Essex, U.K. (invited speaker).

Exploiting film discourse in the foreign language classroom

January 2010, MATSDA (Materials Development Association), University of York, U.K.

Strategies for exploiting authentic materials in the language classroom

July 2008, JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching), College & University Educators SIG, Kinki University, Osaka, Japan (featured presenter).

Invited lecture series

8 – 16 March, 2008, University of Mostaganem, Algeria.

Using on-line corpora to develop students' writing skills

August 2007, Poets and Linguistics Association (PALA), Hirakata, Japan.

Getting real in the language classroom

Developing Japanese students’ communicative competence with authentic materials. April 2007, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Costa Mesa, USA.

Developing oral narrative skills in the classroom with authentic materials

May 2006, International Association for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Ankara, Turkey.

Using authentic materials to develop students’ communicative competence

May 2004, JALT PAN-SIG Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

Developing communicative competence in Japanese learners

August 2003, Obihiro-Otani Junior College, Hokkaido, Japan.

Developing communicative competence in learners

August 2003, International Conference of Speech, Writing, and Context 2, Hirakata, Japan.