AcademicsFaculty Information

BURROWS Christian

Masters (TESOL), Ed.D (TESOL)
Office:Room 414
Office Hours:Thursday 16:00

Courses to Offer

Listening English Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Writing English Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Reading English Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Speaking English Ⅰ・Ⅱ
Academic Writing


The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers students to develop a practical ability in all 4 language skills.  This is intended as a platform to be able to take part in lectures and seminar conducted in English.  It offers an opportunity for students to build on the knowledge and ability acquired up to high school.  If you are motivated to improve your language ability, come and join our student-centered program.

Summary of the Research Undertaken

My research looks at the use of communication strategies and how they can be utilize on to improve speaking proficiency.

Research Themes

  • Communication strategies and speaking ability.

Details of the Research

The aim of my research is to investigate if strategic language employment is uniformly relied upon or do divergences in usage exist based on, for example, linguistic complexity of the constructs or related sociocultural influences.  If so, what strategies are selected at the expense of others and which factors are prominent in the selection process for Japanese EFL learners.  Clarifying Japanese learners’ selection, employment, and reliance on communication strategies and the rationale behind their choice is my research goal.

List of Papers

  • Western EFL University Teachers' Construction of a Sense of Professional Identity at a University in Japan. ELTED Journal Vol.22, pp43-52

Books and Other Publications

  • 『IELTS実践トレーニング』東京:三修社
  • 『パーフェクトフレーズ』東京:国際語学社
  • 『教員採用試験のための英語』