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Tomoko Miyairi

Senior Language Lecturer

Personal profile

Personal profile

Tomoko Miyairi (宮入朋子)has joined the Modern Languages friendly, energetic and culturally-diverse team at XJTLU in September 2021. She had worked as a Japanese Language Tutor at the University of Hull, U.K. for 20 years. She also acted as a Coordinator for Languages for All Programme in that institution for 8 years. During those years, she designed and delivered several new modules, such as Japanese Language, People and Society through TV Aminations, ‘Introduction to East Asian Pop Culture’ for undergraduate students, as well as Modern Languages and Cultures in Postgraduate Contexts for postgraduate students. Her Japanese class is highly interactive, and her students and even her colleagues often call their learning experience inspiring. Her academic-related activities had involved being a Chief Coordinator of the academic journal in the British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Tomoko is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the U.K.Here at XJTLU, she works as a Deputy Head of Japanese and currently teaches in the Japanese Language 4 Module.

Experience

External Examiner in Japanese at University of Nottingham, U.K. (September 2020 to present)

External Examiner in Japanese at University of Leeds, U.K. (September 2019 to August 2023)

Module Leader in Japanese, Department of Modern Languages, University of Hull, U.K. (September 2001 to August 2021)

Teaching

Japanese Language 4 (JPL004)

Japanese Stage 1 (JPL001)

Japanese Stage 2 (JPL002)

Japanese Language 3 (JPL003)

Awards and honours

Student Union’s Best Teaching Award, University of Hull, U.K. (April 2015)

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Learning, Support and Assessment in Higher Education, University of Hull, Higher Education Academy, U.K. (September 2006)

Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, ALC Press, Inc. Tokyo, Japan (June 2005)

MA in Language Learning and Technology, Department of Modern Languages, University of Hull, U.K. (January 2005)

External positions

External Examiner in Japanese at University of Nottingham

1 Sept 2020 → …

External Examiner in Japanese at University of Leeds

1 Sept 2019 → …

Editor in Chief, Academic Journal 'BATJ Journal' British Association for Teaching Japanese

1 Oct 201630 Sept 2022

Person Types

  • Staff