Master of Science
TESOL, Teaching Young Learners, Multicultural Education.
Childcare English, Teaching Young Learners, Study Abroad, Multicultural Education.
JALT (全国語学教育学会); Bilingualism SIG; Teaching Young Learners SIG.
【学術論文等】 ・Picture Books for Empowerment. The Language Teacher 44.4, p. 36～37 (2020). ・ Storyland: using picture books in second language education. Kwassui Bulletin 61, p.65～75 (2018). ・Abracadabara: the effects of a Halloween party on Japanese elementary school children’s attitudes to English. Kwassui Bulletin 60, p.157～179 (2017). ・Trick or treat: assessing the impact of student-led English events at elementary school. Kwassui Bulletin 59, p.99～113 (2016).
・ 「多文化活動：コーヒーモーニングとストーリーランド」ゲストスピーカー、オンライン講座：長崎Well-being多文 化共生の未来研究第4回、2022年2月7日。長崎県国際交流協会。 ・Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese Kyushu and Okinawa District Representative (2020～22) ・Storyland (international library of children’s English books) co-ordinator (2008～) ・Coffee Morning for Intercultural Families co-ordinator (2004～)
In my classes students can practice the specialized English they need to communicate with intercultural families in nursery schools, to use in International pre-schools in Japan, or overseas pre-schools. They can learn how to teach English to children, and about multicultural education around the world and in Japan. They can also prepare for our study abroad program in which they experience early childhood education in Australia. At Coffee Morning they can interact with multicultural families living in Nagasaki, and at Storyland they can take part in reading events with English-speaking families in the community.