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Language Center
Research Fields, Keywords
English for Occupational Purposes; Needs Analysis; Intercultural Communication
With a long professional history of teaching English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) at Japanese domestic and multinational companies in Japan, I have a strong background and interest in training Japanese speakers to use English as a Lingua Franca in the workplace. A key area of my research has been how needs analysis (NA) is used in designing and developing EOP programs.
Teaching at the university level, I want to engage my students in exploring the topics of intercultural communication, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics, as well as developing their core abilities in speaking, writing, reading, and listening to English. My ultimate aim is to train students to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries, not only at the university, but also as adults in a globalized workplace.

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  • Degree name:MA(TESOL/Applied Linguistics)
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education
    Conferring institution:University of Arizona
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1995.08

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  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education

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  • Language: English
    Title: Stimulating Student Awareness of Gender Equality Issues
    Journal name: Annual Research Report of the Language Center  vol.24  (p.11 - 47)
    Date of publication: 2021.03
    Author(s): Rettig-Miki Ellen

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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