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PAPERS and PUBLICATIONS (click on link to view)

"You Write What You Read: A Case for Combining Reading and Writing in EFL Programs " in Tama University School of Global Studies Bulletin, Issue 6, 2013

"Faculty Development in the Balance: Autonomy vs. Accountability" in Tama University School of Global Studies Bulletin, Issue 5, 2012

"Using Environmental Themes in the Language Classroom" in KOTESOL Proceedings 2011.

"Preparing Japanese University Students for Study Abroad" in Tama University School of Global Studies Bulletin, Issue 4, 2011

“The W’s of Computer-Assisted Language Learning” in The English Connection a publication of Korean Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Volume 14 Issue 2 (Summer 2010).

“Coral Reefs Face Many Natural and Human Threats” in Are the World’s Coral Reefs Threatened? Greenhaven Press, 2005. ISBN: 0737726970.

“Integrated Coastal Resource Management: A Prescription for Sustainable Development” in the Electronic Green Journal, December, 2003.
Also appears as a chapter in Global Environment: Problems and Policies, vol 1. 2007 ISBN: 81-269-0845

“The Need for Environmental Education in Schools” in Teacher Focus Monthly, April 2003.

“Ecofeminist Theory in Sustainable Development: Moving Toward a New Environmental Paradigm” in Academic Exchange, December 2002.

“Environmental Education in Community-Based Coastal Resource Management: A Case Study of Olango, Philippines.” (USC, 2002). Doctoral dissertation that describes the education process of developing a community-wide environmental ethic for coastal resource management.

“Guidebook for ITAs” (Center for Excellence in Teaching, USC, 2000) As a contributing writing for the manual, I wrote Module 10, a section on support systems for International Teaching Assistants that also provided exercises in classroom management.

“Cultural Adjustment of Japanese International Students.” (USC, 1998). Master’s thesis describing variables that influence the success of Japanese international students in the American Higher Education system. The discussion provides suggestions for English language programs that prepare students for tertiary education in the United States.

“Social Integration and International Students.”This is an unpublished paper that describes how supplemental instruction can increase social interaction between domestic and international students resulting in higher levels of language acquisition and core content learning.

CONFERENCES and PRESENTATIONS

"Controversial Issues in the Classroom: What's Under the Rock" International Conference on Teacher Education, Quezon City, Philippines, August 21-23, 2014

"Synergism in Supplemental Instruction: Creating Teacher Resource Banks" International Conference on Teacher Education, Quezon City, Philippines, August 21-23, 2014

"Reading for Writing as Reciprocal Reinforcement in Vocabulary Acquisition" Shonan Global Teachers Forum at Tama University, School of Global Studies, August 18, 2014

"Using a Communicative Approach to Teach Grammar" Fujisawa Board of Education Teacher Training Seminar at Tama University, School of Global Studies, August 1, 2012

"Using E-Texts to Foster Independent Learning" JALT Conference 2011, Tokyo Japan, November 20, 2011

"Computer-Assisted Instruction in University Courses" Joint Faculty Development Workshop, Tama University -- School of Global Studies and Lakeland College Japan, October 17, 2011.

“Integrating Online Materials to Facilitate the Writing Process” KOTESOL, Seoul, Korea, October 2011.

“Paint it Green” KOTESOL, Seoul, Korea, October 2011.

“Global Perspectives: International Volunteering as Leadership Training” Konkuk University Future Leaders Association, October 2007.

“English as a Global Language” Konkuk University Future Leaders Association, May 2007.

“Methodological Guidelines for Teaching Writing to ESL Students” KOTESOL, Seoul, Korea, October, 2006.

“The Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How of CALL/CALT” Korea National University of Education/EPIK Program. This is a teacher-training seminar that presents guidelines for developing web-based supplemental lessons.

“Climbing the EFL Ladder: Getting That Next Job” KOTESOL, Seoul, Korea, October 15th, 2005.

“MA TESOL Programs and the Job Market” TESOL San Antonio Texas, April 2005.

“Academic Support and Supplemental Instruction for International Graduate Students.” Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Western Regional Conference, Los Angeles, November 2003.

“Tips for Teaching Writing” California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), April 2003. Workshop presentation on how to teach academic writing.

“Environmental Education In Community-Based Coastal Resource Management: A Case Study Of Olango Island, Philippines” Comparative and International Education Society
(CIES), New Orleans, LA, March 2003.

“Qualitative Research in Environmental Education,” at USC’s Graduate Program Student Senate 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, 2002.

“Environmental Education in Community-Based Coastal Resource Management,” Greening Conference (UCLA), January, 2000.

“An Eco-Feminist Perspective of Coastal Resource Management,” Graduate Program Student Senate (USC), 2000.

“Community Empowerment in Coastal Resource Management,” Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), San Antonio, Texas, March 2000.

“American Education Workshop,” USC Language Academy, August, 2000. A presentation to teachers from Taiwan and Japan about the historical and cultural background of the American education system.

“Cultural Adjustment into a New Academic Environment.” American Language Institute Professional Training Workshop, August 1999.

Volunteer conference assistant at CATESOL, USC, 1998. “Educational Reform in Japan,” CIES (USC)—November, 1997.

 

     
 

Brian J. English is an associate professor in the School of Global Studies at Tama University in Japan. He holds a doctoral degree in International/Intercultural Education from the University of Southern California. Brian has conducted qualitative research on the dissemination of environmental knowledge in small island communities in the Philippines. His writing is mostly academic and related to either education or environmental issues. However, he enjoys writing fiction and poems in his spare time. Much of his writing is relevant to the issues and concerns of people living in the Philippines.

   

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