5-7-10 Kamikurechi, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken 403-0001

Theoretical/Historical/Applied Linguistics

Language Teaching Methodology

Mount Fuji Studies and sustainable tourism

Internet educational support ~ Online activities and assessment ~ Materials creation ~ Editing

PhD, MA in Linguistics (University of London).

Expert in web-based educational support focused on creation of materials and assessment

Solid grounding in syntactic (both Principles and Parameters and Information-based) and semantic theory, and principles of language acquisition

Extremely successful application of theory in innovative classroom practice, drawing on high-level ability in creation of materials and tests

Specialized in creating materials for highly enjoyable, motivational classes for low-intermediate to advanced students of English

Date of Birth:

13th June, 1956





 University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (Linguistics)

Courses in research skills, statistics, data analysis. Computational

linguistics, syntactic structure, text analysis, language-learning applications

Upgrade (from MPhil) presentation March 1997

Dissertation (“A Unified Theory of Inherited Features”) examined March 1998, passed after revisions December 1998

Head-Driven Phrase Structure framework, a lexicalist account of language processing (which has become the framework most widely employed in computational linguistics) with important consequences for those interested in the problem of language acquisition


University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

Master of Arts (Linguistics)

Courses in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology. Focus on the nature of the language-acquisition device, computer-assisted language learning, history of TESOL


University of Wales

Post-graduate Certificate in Education (English Language, with TEFL)


University of Leicester. Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and History)


April 1995-Present

Lecturer at Tsuru University, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

English conversation, English expression, Debate, Current Affairs

Offering guidance to students who are applying for scholarships to study overseas

Successful and highly enjoyable classroom practice with a variety of classes involving a structured, task-based approach, with monitoring and assessment driving group-work and independent study

CALL, development of website support

April 1996-March 2002

Teacher of English at Tokyo Metropolitan University’s Junior College

Oral English classes

Internet support

Materials, testing

April 2000-Present

Teacher of English at Showa University

Conversational English, paragraph writing

Internet support

Materials, testing

April 2008-Present

Teacher of English at Tokyo Healthcare University

Conversational English, Medical English, English for IT

Internet support

April 1998-Present

Technical support and teaching at Meisei High School, Yamanashi prefecture, affilitated to Japan University

Helped transform formerly chaotic – and dangerous — classroom practice to orderly, structured, problem-solving format, with monitoring and assessment driving group-work and independent study

Online testing and assessment

October 1993-July 1995

Syntax tutor on MA and BA Linguistics programs at SOAS, University of London

Principles and Parameters syntax

April-July 1992

Teacher of English at St Bonaventures High School, East London

Highly successful work with problem students in a deprived area

Disciplined, structured, problem-solving approach based on assessed tasks

Materials and testing

April 1988-March 1992

Teacher of English at Japan Women’s University, Tokyo

Communicative, student-centered approach

Everyday English, TOEFL, English for academic purposes, Materials development, testing

April 1986-March 1992

Teacher of English and Literature at Toyo University Junior College

Communicative, student-centered approach

Everyday English, EAP, Library, materials development, testing

April 1983-March 1987

Head of English at Japan Travel Bureau College

Communicative, student-centered approach

Everyday English, testing

October 1981- March 1983

Language instructor at Hampton School of English, a private school in Shibuya, Tokyo

Communicative, notional-functional approach

English Conversation, Library

April-July 1981

Teacher of English Literature up to “A” level at Lady Mary High School, Cardiff, UK

September 1980-March 1981

Volunteer teacher of English at Amentego High School, Northern Province, Sudan

Communicative student-centered approach

Everyday English, Literature

Library, materials, testing

September 1978-July 1980

Teacher of English and Physical Education at Llanrumney High School, Cardiff, UK

English Language and Literature up to “O” level in a deprived community



2008- present

Editorial Advisory Board for the PAC7 at JALT2008 Conference Proceedings

Assistant Editor JALT2009 Proceedings

JALT national abstract reading committee


Marathon-running, web page design, web-based educational systems,

literature, history, music, sports, current affairs, movies.