Academic Research

Research Interests: Pragmatics, Language Education, Global Issues in Language Education, Teacher Education, ESL, EFL, Language Acquisition Theory, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Adjustment, Edu-Culture, Creative Writing, Second Language Writing, Children’s Literacy and Language Development, Environmental Education, Environmental Action, Sustainable Development, Poverty Alleviation, Climate Change, Psychology of Climate Action, Philippines History, Travel and Tourism
Papers and Publications by Brian J. English
TitlePublication
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the Psychology of Climate ActionBulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 14, pp. 1 – 26, 2022
Global Issues: Wealth and Poverty: A Language Arts Textbook For English Language LearnersIndependently Published Textbook, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8461901677, 2021, 86 pages
Generic Skills Testing as an Indicator of Language Learning Ability2nd Author,Proceedings of the 26th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference, pp. 181 – 190, 2018
Feasibility of Using Generic Skills Testing to Assess Language Learning Ability: Report on the 2018 Joint Research ProjectLead Author/Researcher – Bulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 11, pp. 123 – 134, 2018
Reading for Writing as Reciprocal Reinforcement in Vocabulary AcquisitionInternational Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 73-85, Nov. 2018. ISSN 2605-762X.
Bringing Global Issues into the Language ClassroomBulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 10, pp. 1 – 12, 2017
Is Ecotourism Just Another Story of Paradise Lost?Bulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 9, pp. 1 – 12, 2016
Age of Contentment (Fiction/ 5 Short Stories),
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 151744182X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1517441821 CreateSpace, 2015, 96 pages
Community Empowerment through Environmental EducationBulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 7, pp. 17 – 35, 2014
You Write What You Read: A Case for Combining Reading and Writing in EFL Programs Bulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 6, pp. 17 – 28, 2013
Faculty Development in the Balance: Autonomy vs. Accountability Bulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 5, pp. 25 – 35, 2012
Tides Ebb as Islands Dream (Fiction/Novel),
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1477631682
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1477631683 CreateSpace, 2012, 385 pages
Preparing Japanese University Students for Study AbroadBulletin (School of Global Studies, Tama University), Issue 4, pp. 11 – 27, 2011
Paint It Green: Using Environmental Themes in the Language ClassroomKOTESOL Proceedings 2011 Pushing our Paradigms; Connecting with Culture, Seoul, Korea, pp. 315 -319
The W’s of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
The English Connection, Volume 14 Issue 2, pp. 22 – 23, Summer 2010
Coral Reefs Face Many Natural and Human Threats A chapter in  Are the World’s Coral Reefs Threatened? Greenhaven Press, 2005. ISBN: 0737726970.
Integrated Coastal Resource Management: A Prescription for Sustainable Development Electronic Green Journal, Dec., 2003. Also appears as a chapter in Global Environment: Problems and Policies, vol. 1, 2007 ISBN:  9788126908455
The Need for Environmental Education in Schools Teacher Focus Monthly, April 2003
Ecofeminist Theory in Sustainable Development: Moving Toward a New Environmental Paradigm 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) Contributing writer for International Teaching Assistants manual.
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.
Conferences and Presentations
“Rolling with the Changes” Advice for teachers on ways to adapt their methods in the pandemic era. Kanagawa Board of Education Teacher Training Seminar at Tama University, School of Global Studies, August 21, 2020
“From Receptive Skills to Productive Skills Using a Content-Based Approach” Kanagawa Board of Education Teacher Training Seminar at Tama University, School of Global Studies, August, 2018
“Creating Drama in the Classroom” Kanagawa Board of Education Teacher Training Seminar at Tama University, School of Global Studies, August 3, 2015
“Active Learning as Reciprocal Reinforcement in Course Design” Joint Faculty Development Workshop, Tama University – School of Global Studies and Lakeland College Japan, June, 2015
“Reading for Writing as Reciprocal Reinforcement in Vocabulary Acquisition” Cambodia TESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, February 28, 2015
“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” Kanagawa 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, Oct. 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
Brian J. English is a 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.
Career History