Personnel Information

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WILKINS MICHAEL

Title
Contract Instructor of English
Research Fields, Keywords
Speaking Fluency EFL Writing Vocabulary Study
Research Outline
Improving students' speaking fluency especially following a progression based on the CEFR guidelines.
Improving students' second language writing utilizing new technologies as well as traditional methods.
Improving students' English vocabulary based on frequency lists and using active study methods.
SDGs Related Goals

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:University of Victoria
    Faculty:Faculty of Humanities
    Course / Major:History

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:1992.03
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:CANADA

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:Temple University Japan
    Graduate course:Graduate School, Division of Language Education

    Course completed:Master's Course
    Date of completion:2008.01
    Completion status:Completed
    Country location code:JAPAN

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:MA(education)
    Classified degree field:Foreign language education
    Degree awarding institution:Temple University, Japan
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2008.01

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University Language Center
    Career:Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
    Duties period:2016.04 - 2020.03

  • Job function organization:Kwansei Gakuin University Language Center
    Career:Contract Instructor of English
    Duties period:2022.04 -

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliated academic society:JALT

    Academic country located:JAPAN

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

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Foreign language education

 

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Using Appreciative Inquiry for EFL Speech Self-evaluation.
    Publication title: Using Appreciative Inquiry for EFL Speech Self-evaluation.  vol.23  (1)  (p.3 - 18)
    Date of issue: 2020.03
    Name of author(s): Howard, L. & Wilkins, M.

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

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Learner Autonomy Dimensions: What Motivated and Unmotivated Learners Think
    Publication title: Lingua Posnaniensis  vol.60  (1)  (p.33 - 47)
    Date of issue: 2019.04
    Name of author(s): Aliponga, J., Ando S., Gamble, C., Koshiyama, Y., Yoshida, K., & Wilkins, M.

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

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Research item:Towards the Development of a Critical Learning Support System for Primary School Teachers of English.
    Research activities period:2019.04 - 2023.03

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Presentation (Written) language: English
    Conference Name: Thai TESOL International Conference
    Conference classification: International conference
    Meeting period: 2020.01
    Topic / Session title: Language Learning Strategies from Polyglot Language Learners
    Form of presentation: Poster (general)

  • Asia TEFL International Conference 2022 Malang Indonesia
    Presentation 1:
    Coping with a Mandate to Teach English in Japanese Primary Schools: Current Training Requirements of In-service Teachers
    Presentation 2:
    Extensive Speaking:Promoting Speaking Fluency in the EFL Classroom