My particular interests lie in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), learner motivation, and teaching methodologies. English language teaching is a constantly growing field, always evolving and changing. My goal is to bring together a variety of methodologies to expose students to authentic language while helping them enjoy learning English and increase their motivation. Helping students foster their learner identity and agency is a crucial step to being part of a multicultural global community. Through authentic and meaningful interaction and communication, I hope to help students prepare themselves for bigger and brighter futures.


人文学部 言語文化情報学科/文化コミュニケーション学科
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Language – University of Montana-Missoula(2003年5月)
修士[Texas A & M University – Commerce・応用言語学・TESOL 2020年12月]
Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), English education (英語教育)
Telecollaboration in Language Learning; Primary School Language Education;
Internationalization in Teacher Training; Digital Tools



  • English Communication I ・II
  • English Seminar I ・II・ Ⅲ・Ⅳ
  • English Writing I ・II
  • Academic Writing I・II
  • Thesis Writing
  • 通訳実務演習
  • グローバルプロジェクト演習Ⅰ
  • 幼児の英語
  • 専攻演習Ⅰa・Ⅰb・Ⅱa・Ⅱb


年月 著書・学術論文名他 掲載誌名又は学会名
2024年Spring Issue Mini-interview on Learner Development with Shannon Saruwatashi Learning Learning『学習の学習』 31(2), p. 20-23
2024年2月 When ‘West’ Meets ‘East’: Acculturative Strategies in International Marriage 長崎純心大学『純心人文研究』第30号
2023年11月 Examining the English Language Needs of Pre-Service Teachers Japan Association of Language Teaching, Tsukubu, Ibaraki, Japan
2023年6月 Needs and challenges in English education for preservice kindergarten/preschool teachers in Japan. [Research Presentation]. IPC Project. Karlstad University, Sweden.
2023年6月 Primary schools in Japan – Schools and teaching in Japan. [Research Presentation]. Catholic University of Eichstatt/Ingolstadt, Germany
2023年2月 The language of abbrevs: A lesson in abbreviated words. 長崎純心大学『純心人文研究』第29号
2022年11月 Telecollaboration across continents through project-based learning [Research presentation]. Japan Association of Language Teaching, Fukuoka, Japan.
2021年10月 Telecollaboration for language exchange: Connecting countries and culture through online interaction. [Research presentation]. Nagasaki Minami High School Future Design School Program
2020年2月 Principal Reasons for Using L1 in the L2 Classroom 純心人文研究第 26号 p. 77-87