代表理事

ミツイ 直子 / Mitsui, Naoko

Education:
B.A. in English (Linguistics), Minor in Communication Studies, Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. The University of Montana.
M.A. in Linguistics (Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics). California State University, Long Beach.

Teaching/Research Interests:
My primary interest is the effects of Coaching, Neuroscience and Special Needs Education on the acquisition of ESL/EFL. I am also interested in teacher training and creating educational materials.

Publications and Professional Presentations:
“The Complete Guide to English Writing” (2014).
“The Advanced Guide to English Writing” (2015).
“English Prepositions” (2015).
“Think, Read and Write CRITICALLY” (2016).
“イメージで比べて分かる 前置詞使い分けBook” (2018).

理事

中井翔 / Nakai, Sho

Education:
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Concord University.
The following graduate level Linguistics courses completed at California State University, Long Beach: Syntax, Phonology, Discourse and Grammar, Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics.

Teaching interest:
I am currently a full-time English language instructor at a university in Kyoto, Japan, as well as an instructor trainer at a language institute. My primary areas of teaching include the TOEIC/TOEFL preparation and the English conversation for business. I am primarily interested in effects of communicative approaches in the classroom on learners’ score improvements on TOEIC.

新田ゆかり / Nitta, Yukari

Education:
M.S. in Organic Chemistry (Division of Material Chemistry). Kanazawa University.


Teaching interest:
I am an English language instructor as well as a life coach, providing online sessions. My current clients are mainly business persons who are willing to brush up their business conversation skills in English and to brighten their lives on a global stage. I am providing not only an opportunity to practice English skills but also an opportunity to improve the followings: understanding of high/low context communication, building a sincere relationship with foreigners, and getting their minds to the global standards.

役員

すがゆうこ / Suga, Yuko

Information and Communication Technology Support

なわだめぐみ / Nawada, Megumi

Internal and External Communication Support

特別顧問

宮下瑞生 / Miyashita, Mizuki

Education & Experience:
Dr. Mizuki Miyashita is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Montana. She earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Arizona (2002). Her specialization is sound pattern analysis in Native American languages. Her dissertation concentrates on syllable analysis of Tohono O’odham (formerly known as Papago, an endangered indigenous language spoken in Southwestern Arizona and Northern Mexico). She has presented and published several articles in phonology and Native American languages. Her current research interest is Blackfoot phonology. Her research in Blackfoot aims to contribute both to linguistics research and language revitalization.

Research interest:

Blackfoot Linguistics

Dr. Miyashita has been studying the Blackfoot language spoken in Alberta, Canada and Montana, US. Her interest is to investigate prosody of the language as well as to promote the use of the language assisting the Piegan Institute and the Language Culture Division at the Blackfeet Community College.

Phonology in a Yamagata Dialect of Japanese

Dr. Miyashita is interested in phonetics, phonology, and morphology in a Yamagata dialect of Japanese particularly spoken in Kahoku-cho (Yachi), Yamagata-ken.
Currently, she is researching on Rendaku in this dialect as a member of the group directed by Dr. Timothy Vance at National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (INJAL). She is also collaborate with Dr. Mark Irwin at the Yamagata University in developing the Rendaku Database.