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Matthew Rooks


person name Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email:
Area: Centre for Language and Communication Research

PhD Research

Autonomous vocabulary acquisition.

Supervisor: Tess Fitzpatrick

Academic Background

BA: University of Michigan, Japanese Studies
MA: Eastern Michigan University, TESOL

JALT & TESOL Int’l member, Editor of Journal of Maritime Research


I have published material on autonomous learning, CALL (blogs), group-based projects, and extensive reading.

Conferences, Symposia and Seminars

I have presented at TESOL International, JALT, CamTESOL, Thai TESOL, VARG, and spoken at many smaller local seminars and workshops in Japan.


I have taught at the primary level for 3 years, and university level for 7+ years. I am currently an Associate Professor at Kobe University in the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences.