Faculty and Staff
Matthew John Rooks
- Associate Professor
- MA, TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)
- Educational Contents
Undergraduate Course: English Orals III, English Orals III Special formation, English Communication 1, English Communication 2, Maritime Practical English
- Research Interests
My current research areas include learner autonomy, self-directed learning, student attitudes towards teacher-centric educational systems, student perceptions of metacognitive learning choices, preparation for study abroad, computer-assisted language learning, extensive reading supplementation, student attitudes towards reading in a second language, and intercultural communication.
- Message for Students
- Break the habit of being quiet and shy in language class! Don't be afraid of making mistakes, sharing your opinions, or volunteering an answer, or asking a question. Always be yourself, relax, and most importantly, have fun and realize the importance of a positive attitude! When it comes to learning a foreign language, these things are just as, if not even more important than, grammar rules, spelling, and vocabulary.
- Autonomous Learning
- JALT, JALT-CALL, JACET, IAMU
- Academic Journals
- JALT-CALL Collected Papers, MITESOL Messages, CALL-EJ Online, Asian EFL Journal, Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, Kwansei Gakuin University Social Sciences Review
- International Conferences
- TESOL Conference, JALT-CALL Conference, JALT International Conference, Thai TESOL Conference, CAM Tesol Conference, My_Caselt 2008 Conference, 2008 Osaka JALT Tech-Day Conference