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Matthew John Rooks

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.
Research Areas
Autonomous Learning
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