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  BLACKWELL James
   Department   Center for Language Education
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2003/04~2011/03 Applied Linguistics, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham, Graduated, Doctor of Philosophy Link
2. 2000/04~2002/09 Teaching English as a Foreign Language, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham, Graduated, Master of Arts
3. 1992/02~1994/12 Indonesian, Political Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, Graduated, Bachelor of Arts
4. 1995/01~1995/02 English, ESOL, RSA/Cambridge, United Kingdom, Graduated,
5. 2002/10~2003/03 Education, Institute of Education, University of London, Graduated,
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2008/04~ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Center for Language Education (CLE) CLE Deputy-Director/Director of English
2. 2008/04~ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Center for Language Education (CLE) Associate Professor (Tenured)
3. 2007/04~2008/03 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Center for Language Education (CLE) Director of English
4. 2006/04~2008/03 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Center for Language Education (CLE) Associate Professor (Fixed-Term)
5. 2005/04~2006/03 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Language Institute (APLI) Associate Professor (Fixed Term)
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■ Message
APU has friendly teachers and small classes. You can enjoy your English study and improve your skills quickly on our multicultural campus. Let's make English your strength!
■ Current research
Academic English, Academic Lectures, Academic Discussions
■ Current specialized field
Linguistics, Foreign language education, Education (Key Word:Discourse Analysis, Register Analysis, Genre Analysis) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2019/03 Article A Text-based Approach to Designing Language Assessments APU Journal of Language Research 4,pp.65-83 (Single)  Link
2. 2018/05 Article The building blocks of speech: spontaneity, pre-packaging and the genre structuring of university lectures Text & Talk 38(3),pp.267-290 (Collaboration)  Link
3. 2017/12 Article Exploring Second-Language Learner Comprehension of University Lectures APU Journal of Language Research 3,pp.10-28 (Single)  Link
4. 2016/07 Article Towards a Quality Culture in Language Education APU Journal of Language Research 1,pp.1-17 (Single)  Link
5. 2013/03 Article Understanding the Structure of Texts Polyglossia 24 (Single)  Link
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2005/04~ Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
2. 2009/09~2016/03 Oita Text Forum
■ Conference presentations
1. 2019/05/08 A Text-based Approach to Designing Language Assessments (APLJ Symposium)
2. 2017/11/11 Implementing a Quality Assurance Framework in Language Education Programs (15th AP Conference)
3. 2016/11/05 Transforming The Way We Lecture (14th Asia Pacific Conference)
4. 2015/11/07 Genre Structuring in University Lectures (13th Asia Pacific Conference)
5. 2012/10/13 Understanding the Structure of Texts (JALT 2012)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2005/04~2007/03  Multimedia Language Database  (Key Word : Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics)
■ Awards and honors
1. 2009/10 Award for outstanding service in the field of teaching
■ Qualification and licenses
1. 1995/02/28 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (C/TEFLA)
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2019/04/01~ EXCEED Program Coordinator
2. 2019/04/01~2020/03/31 EXPLORE Program Coordinator
3. 2017/04/01~ ELECTIVE Course Coordinator
4. 2015/04/01~2016/03/31 JUMP Program Coordinator
5. 2015/05/01~2016/03/31 FIP Team Member
● Made textbook and teaching material
● Evaluation such as universities concerning teacher's concerned educational ability
● Announcement concerning education
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
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■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2014/10~2018/03 Oita Text Forum
■ Committee and society
1. 2009/09/01~2010/12/31 National Rules and Procedures Committee, Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) Member