Author: Richard Lavin

Mar
21

New Curriculum

Please check out our new curriculum here.

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Feb
27

Master of Arts presentation

One of my students, Ryosuke OMI, presented his MA research last night. It was a public presentation, but, for safety reasons, we held the event online using Zoom. His title was:

L2 inner voice development: A role for language learner

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Nov
26

International Language Days 2020

Last year, I attended the International Language Week in Billings, Montana (at our partner university, MSUB). This year, it wasn’t possible to hold a physical event so I attended the online equivalent, hosted by TH Aschaffenburg (in Germany), International Language …

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Nov
06

Mid-term presentations (MA course)

Last night, two students in my seminar, NAGAI Natsuki and NAKANO Yukari, did their public mid-term presentations. (These are a requirement for all graduate school students.) Thanks to all who attended. I hope the questions and comments will help them …

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Sep
17

Seminar on corpus analysis

Last weekend (September 14th–15th), I went with Prof. Yoshii, our department chair, to Tokyo to attend a seminar by Atsushi Mizumoto, quite a famous professor from Kansai University. The seminar was a 12-hour course on corpus analysis, most of it …

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Sep
01

Intensive English 2019

Every year we hold a 2-week intensive English course called Intensive English. The 1st week is on campus and the 2nd week is in Aso. It is a course for any student at PUK, but most of the participants are …

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Jul
07

Education & New Developments 2019

From June 22nd – 24th, 2019, I attended the END 2019 conference in Porto, Portugal. The title of my presentation was:

Sociocultural and interactionist approaches to SLA: Are they compatible?

The starting point of my talk was that, although one …

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Feb
26

Roy Lyster@Eibun!

Roy Lyster, a leading researcher in content-based language teaching from McGill University in Canada, visited us last week, arriving on Thursday and leaving on Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, he did some fascinating lectures and workshops, talking about the counterbalanced …

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Feb
18

Students’ posters

The deadline for handing in graduation papers (卒論) is January 11th. But the students’ work is not over yet. In early or mid- February, they have oral exams (口頭試問), where two teachers ask them lots of questions about their papers. …

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Jul
01

END 2018 Conference, Budapest

I visited Budapest, Hungary, to attend the Education & New Developments 2018 conference last month. I gave a presentation titled A MULTI-ELEMENT APPROACH TO IMPROVING ACADEMIC ENGLISH WRITING INSTRUCTION IN JAPAN. Many teachers and researchers from all over the …

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Episode 2: 文学部フォーラム News

Check out Episode 2 of the PUK Eibun Podcast! This time, we talk about the 文学部フォーラム, to be held on October 29th, 2016.…

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Episode 1: An interview with Prof. Yoshii

Check out Episode 1 of the PUK Eibun Podcast!…

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Mar
02

Busy spring

calendarWe’ve had a hectic couple of months in the department. Here are a few of the things that have been happening:

  • Submissions of graduation theses: January 12th was the deadline for submissions. I’m sure some students were working through the
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