Tomoko Miyairi

Tutor in Japanese and Director of Passport Languages

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

t.miyairi@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 466174

Tomoko has been teaching Japanese as a foreign language on Passport modules at the University of Hull since September 2001.

She completed her MA in Language Learning and Technology at the University of Hull in 2004.

Her academic interests include promoting student-led interaction in the beginners’ classroom and online learning and learners’ linguistic improvement.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Promoting student-led interaction in the beginners’ classroom
  • Online learning and learners’ linguistic improvement

Research groups

  • British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ)
  • Association for Japanese Teachers in Europe (AJE)
  • Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (Tokyo, Japan)

Publications

'On-line Learning System and Learners’ Competence in Assessments', presented to the annual conference of the British Association for Teaching Japanese in London (August 2006)

'Conversation Practice to Enhance Learner Autonomy in a Japanese Language Classroom', presented to the Independent Learning Association Conference in Tokyo (October 2007)

'Introduction of Self-Assessment on Speaking Exercises for Learners of Japanese towards B1 Language Competence’, presented at a workshop in the British Association for Teaching Japanese in London (December 2013)

Teaching

Modules list

  • Passport Level 1 and Level 2 Japanese

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Tokyo, Japan (2005)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Learning, Support and Assessment in Higher Education, University of Hull and UK Higher Education Academy (2006)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Language Learning and Technology, University of Hull (2004)

External roles

  • External Examiner in Japanese at Kingston University London and the London School of Economics and Political Studies (LSE)
  • Chief Editor of the BATJ Journal (British Association for Teaching Japanese)

Awards and accolades

  • Student Union’s Best Teaching Awards, University of Hull (2015)