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BLAKER ANDREW DAVID

Title
Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
Research Fields, Keywords
vocabulary, extensive reading, ESP
Research Outline
Research is primarily focused on developing methods of giving students skills for self-education that can be used even after university study has finished. Vocabulary study methods based on high frequency words, and ensuring students take an enjoyable and functional approach to English through extensive reading are at the core. Next steps in research are about developing an course of English for special purposes, especially for Architecture students.

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Faculty:Department of Philosophy

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:1998.10
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:JAPAN

  • Graduating School:University of Birmingham, UK
    Faculty:Department of Linguistics
    Course / Major:Applied Linguistics

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:2017.12
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:JAPAN

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  • Graduate school:University of Birmingham, UK
    Graduate course:Applied Linguistics

    Course completed:Master's Course
    Date of completion:2017.12
    Completion status:Completed
    Country location code:JAPAN

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University School of Architecture
    Career:Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
    Duties period:2022.04 -

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Linguistics

 

Thesis for a degree 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: ZENSHŌ EIKEN FIRST GRADE TEST: A USEFULNESS ANALYSIS
    Date of degree awarded: 2017.12
    Name of author(s): Blaker, Andrew David

    Co-author classification: Single Work
    Field of experts (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Other

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Extensive Reading with Authentic Materials
    Publication title: JALT Postconference Publication
    Date of issue: 2021.08
    Name of author(s): Andrew Blaker; Timothy H. Ellsworth.

    Type of publication: Research paper (international conference proceedings)
    Co-author classification: Joint Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Effects of Classroom Environment on Learning
    Publication title: Hirao School of Management Review
    Date of issue: 2020.09
    Name of author(s): Blaker, Andrew David

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Zenshō Eiken: A Usefulness Analysis of the First Grade Test
    Publication title: JALT PanSIG Journal
    Date of issue: 2019.11
    Name of author(s): Blaker, Andrew David

    Type of publication: Research paper (international conference proceedings)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Vocabulary Coverage of High School Vocabulary Notebooks
    Publication title: Vocabulary & Research Bulletin (VERB)
    Date of issue: 2018.11
    Name of author(s): Blaker, Andrew David

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: Adapting an Extensive Reading Program with Authentic Materials
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2021.05
    Topic / Session title: Adapting an Extensive Reading Program with Authentic Materials
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(general)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name:  Extensive Reading with Authentic Materials
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2020.11
    Topic / Session title:  Extensive Reading with Authentic Materials
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(general)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: Zenshō Eiken: A Usefulness Analysis of the First Grade Test
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2019.05
    Topic / Session title: Zenshō Eiken: A Usefulness Analysis of the First Grade Test
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(general)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: Vocabulary Learning in Japanese High Schools
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2018.05
    Topic / Session title: Vocabulary Learning in Japanese High Schools
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(general)

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: High School Vocabulary Notebooks
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2018.05
    Topic / Session title: High School Vocabulary Notebooks
    Form of presentation: Oral Presentation(general)

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