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  Michael BARR
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   associate professor/lecturer
■ Academic conference presentation
1. 2019/11/04 Virtual Community, Global Community: Tandem Learning in Action (UCEC 2019) Link
2. 2019/10/19 Bridging cultures, connecting institutions: Developing a virtual community through tandem learning exchange projects (ATEM 2019 National Convention)
3. 2018/10/27 Smart phones and Internet in the classroom: The new normal (ATEM 2018)
4. 2018/10/27 Teaching communication through visual media (ATEM 2018)
5. 2018/08/02 Increased Tourism in Kyoto: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions (COSTA 2018 - The 5th Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia)
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■ Books and academic papers
1. Thesis Fostering communicative competence: Making the most of communicative strategies in speaking/listening courses (Single) 2018/03
2. Thesis Language Use in the University Classroom: The Input Hypothesis (Single) 2016/04
3. Thesis Sociolinguistics: The Relationship Between Language, Culture, and Identity (Single) 2013/03
4. Thesis Raising Children in a Bilingual Environment: Techniques and Topics Related to Bilingual Education (Single) 2009/03
■ Academic background
1. 2011/02~2014/10 University of Southern Queensland, Australia Department of Education Applied Linguistics〔Master degree program〕 Completed Master of Applied Linguistics
2. 1988/09~1992/06 The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Arts; History History, concentration in Philosophy and Sciences Graduated Bachelor of Arts: History
■ Business career
1. 2020/04~ Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages Department of English Studies for Careers associate professor/lecturer
2. 2015~ Notre Dame Women's College English department Part time lecturer
3. 2009/08~ Sakara Holiday Rentals Co-founder, designer, manager
4. 2007~2014 Kyoto Career College of Foreign Languages Part time lecturer
5. 2001~2014 Higashiyama Gakuen English department Head of Communicative English courses
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■ Main Subject
English Workshop I - Presentation skills, Current issues, World History/ Humanities focus
■ Belonging society
1. 2018~ Association for Teaching English through Multimedia
■ Qualification and license
1. 2018/09 Self Access Learning Center Advising Training
2. 2018/05/01 Praxis 5038 English Language Arts - Content and Knowledge Link
3. 2001/04/01 TESOL Certificate
■ Subject
1. English Workshop Ⅰ
2. English Workshop Ⅱ
3. English Workshop Ⅴ
4. English Workshop Ⅵ
5. English Ⅰ-2
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■ Activity in society
1. 2019/11 JASAL 2019 Confernce
2. 2019/06 Judge: 58th Morita Cup English Oratorical Contest
3. 2019/06 Open Campus Lecture
4. 2019/05 International study abroad program interviews
5. 2018/11~2018/12 Speaking and Listening Seminar for Elementary School Teachers
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■ Research topic, funded research, and department laboratory expense
1. 2019/04~  Tandem Learning Research Group  (Key Word : Simultaneous Language Exchange, Tandem learning, international community,)
2. 2018/04~  Simultaneous Language Learning and Language Exchange  (Key Word : )
3. 2018/04~2019/04  Tourism management, Intercultural studies, Technology in the classroom, and Int'l Learning exchange  (Key Word : )
4. 2017/04~  Communicative competence, self-directed learning, international exchange, peace through tourism  (Key Word : Communicative competence, self-directed learning, international exchange, peace through tourism)
5. 2017/04~2018/04  Sustainable Development  (Key Word : )
■ Lecturer and lecture
1. 2018/10 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operation (KUFS - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.)
2. 2018/07 The Business of Tourism and Accommodation in Kyoto, Japan (KUFS - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.)
3. 2018/01 An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
4. 2017/12 History of the English Language
5. 2017/12 Starting and Operating a Business in Japan; A Foreigner's Perspective (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
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■ Committee and society
1. Association for Teaching English through Multimedia member
■ Teaching Experiences
1. Presentation Workshop(Notre Dame Women's College)