Presentations

“Compiling and Analyzing a Corpus of Authentic English Videos: Lessons for the Classroom” (3/30/2011) at DECODE Conference held at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

“EnglishCentral for the Classroom: A User’s Session” (11/20/2011) at annual JALT conference held at Yoyogi International Conference Center in Tokyo, Japan.

“The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary in Comprehending Authentic Video” (10/19/2011) at 2011 E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

“Innovations and Resources in Teacher Education and Teacher Self-Development” (10/8/2011) at 5th Annual English Teacher Alumni Conference at Meiji Gakuin University.

“Developing Lexical Competence: From Theory to Classroom Practice to Online Application” (11/13-14/2010), invited to present for Temple University’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, an intensive two-day graduate course for masters and doctoral students studying at Temple’s Tokyo campus.

“Developing Lexical Competence: From Theory to Classroom Practice to Online Application” (10/9-10/2010), invited to present for Temple University’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, an intensive two-day graduate course for masters and doctoral students studying at Temple’s Osaka campus.

“Vocabulary and the Comprehension of Unsimplified Video” (9/11/2010), presentation at the annual Euro-CALL conference in Bordeaux France.

“Online Tools for Analyzing and Creating Learning Materials from Authentic Reading Materials” (8/5/2010), presentation at the 50th anniversary conference of Yokohama Gaikokugo Kyoiku Media in Yokohama Japan.

“Comprehending Authentic Video: The Importance of High Frequency Vocabulary” (5/29/2010), presentation at the annual JALTCALL conference held at Kyoto Sangyo University in Kyoto, Japan.

“Developing Lexical Competence: From Theory to Classroom Practice to Online Application” (4/3-4/2010), invited to present for Temple University’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, an intensive two-day graduate course for masters and doctoral students studying at Temple’s Fukuoka campus.

“The Word Engine: Cell Phone Software for Increasing Student’s Vocabulary Size” (11/1/08). Presentation at Annual JALT Conference, Yoyogi Olympic Center, Tokyo, Japan.

“Podcasting and MALL for EFL University Students” (9/04/08). Lecture at Annual EURO-CALL Conference in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

“Optimizing EFL Vocabulary Learning with IRT and Online Technology” (/8/26/09). Presentation at AILA World Linguistics Conference in Essen Germany.

“IRT, Computer Adaptive Technology and Online Testing: A New Direction” (6/01/08). Presentation at JALT-CALL Conference at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business.

“Utilizing Online Resources for Teacher Self-Development” (3/22/08). Presentation at the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Phen.

“Resources for Professional Self-Development” (11/14/07) Presentation at Kanagawa JET-ALT MidYear Seminar, Kanagawa Prefectural Education Center Zengyo.

“IRT, Testing and Online Technology: The future of autonomous vocabulary learning?” (10/28/06) at the annual conference of Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA).

“Item Response Theory and the Online Measurement of Lexical Size” (9/10/06) at the annual JACET coference in Osaka.

“Item Response Theory and the Use of Online Technology for Measuring Lexical Size” (9/05/06) Presentation at Euro-CALL Conference in Granada, Spain.

“IRT, Testing and Online Technology: The future of autonomous vocabulary learning?” (6/04/06) Presentation at the JALT-CALL 2006 Conference in Sapporo.

“The relationship between Educational Reform and Christianity during the Meiji restoration” (5/21/06), Presentation at the annual conference of The Society for Historical Studies of English Teaching in Japan (日本英語教育史学会).

“Team-Teaching, Exam Pressures, and Other Joys of the Japanese High School English Classroom” (12/18/02). JET Program Mid-Year Seminar, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.

“An Overview of Teaching ESL in the High School English Classroom” (1/18/02), at University of British Columbia’s SLA Guest Lecture Series.

“To Push or Not to Push: That is a Vocabulary Acquisition Question” (2/22/02), at TEAL 2002 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“State of the Art: Recent Trends in Designing and Maintaining a Computer Assisted Language Laboratory”(2/22/02), at TEAL 2002 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Current Issues in the High School English Classroom” (4/10/99), at Sendai’s monthly JALT Chapter meeting.

“Input, Output, or Tasks? L2 Vocabulary Development” (3/12/99), at the TESOL national conference in New York.

“Communicative English Teaching at the Crossroads: The High School English Classroom” (11/27/98), at the Annual Ibaragi Prefectural High School Study Meeting.

“Pair and Groupwork in the Japanese Classroom: the Role of the Information Gap Task” (11/97), at the annual JALT Conference in Hamamatsu.

“Team-Teaching and Communicative Language Teaching in the 21st Century: Directions for the Future” (10/97), at the Annual Ibaragi Prefectural High School Study Meeting.

“The Wonder of Language” (11/96), at the annual JALT Conference in Hiroshima.

“Impact: A New Wave of Communicative Language Teaching” (11/96), at the annual JALT Conference in Hiroshima (commercial presentation for Impact).

“Vocabulary and Second Language Acquisition: What Do We Know?” (10/96), at the annual TESOL Conference in Seoul, Korea.

“Relax: Passive Vocabulary Acquisition & Reading Skills Development for Non-Major EFL University Students” (8/96), at AILA World Conference for Applied Linguistics in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

“Learning to Learn Better: Strategy Use in the EFL Classroom” (5/96), at various 2 and 4 year universities in the Taipei area.

“Vocabulary Acquisition and SLA: Current Trends in Research and Pedagogy?” (3/96), at the JALT Hokkaido Mini-Conference.

“Learning Better: Helping Students to Take Responsibility” (11/95), at the annual JALT Conference in Nagoya.

“Vocabulary Acquisition in the EFL Classroom” (4/14/95), at a JALT Yokohama chapter meeting.

“Teaching is Better, Learning is Easier: First Impact Workshop” (11/94), at the annual JALT Conference in Matsuyama.

“Life After JET: Preparing for Your Future Career” (11/16/94), plenary address at the JET National Renewers Conference in Niigata.

“Phase Two of the JET Program: Fostering SLA in the Classroom” (10/93), at the annual JALT Conference in Omiya.

“How to Manage Large ELT Programs in Japan” (2/93), at JALT Tokyo Mini-Conference.

“A Task-Based Approach to Using Video in the Classroom” (11/91), at the annual JALT Conference in Kobe.

“Principles of Effective Team-Teaching” (11/88), at the annual JALT Conference in Kobe.

“How to Teach Mombusho-Approved Textbooks Communicatively” (8/87), at the JET National Orientation Conference in Tokyo.

“Applying Krashen’s Natural Approach to the Japanese Classroom” (4/87) at the National JET Program Conference in Kyoto.