TEACHING

TASK-BASED LANGUAGE TEACHING

I teach advanced graduate and undergraduate courses in technical writing, technical reading, and technical documentation procedures besides other writing courses.

Course details are available in SCHOOLOGY (Learning Management System) and will be made available on request.

Please contact me for details about the courses I teach, and the content. 




ENGLISH FOR ACTIVE COMMUNICATION

CONTENT DESIGN FOR ELEARNING

This course has been designed to develop students' ability to write critically, identify the logic and analyse arguments in different types of writings in science, technology, business etc. Students in this course is expected to understand and develop arguments, perform brainstorming using concept mapping software, analyse reasons, explain outcomes and procedures, and develop conclusions and implications for a given topic. 

The speaking activities focus on group debates on controversional topics, and focus on engaging team members in English communication, argue logically, and write transcripts in a systematic way. 

COURSE URL: ENGLISH FOR ACTIVE COMMUNICATION
​This will be a learning management-based course (moodle). As part of this course, we will examine how users read on the web, how authors should write their web pages, and, accordingly, how to design rich, appropriate content for web sites. The purpose of this course will be to analyze and report on several design and publishing software, document editors, graphics, and presentation software. Students will learn the basics of web-based document design in constructing web sites. By analyzing how on-line communities organize, use, and distribute knowledge and information, we will evaluate and build web sites that communicate simply and effectively. Students will also focus on the testing techniques for making website usable.
COURSE URL: WRITING AND DESIGN FOR WWW
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WORKPLACE WRITING & SILICON VALLEY CULTURE

TECHNICAL WRITING FOR IT BUSINESS

This course is designed for advanced students at University of Aizu who expect to write in their future employment. Successful employees know how to communicate clearly and effectively, changing writing style and content for varying audiences and purposes. This class will focus on the difficult task of meeting readers’ needs while simultaneously representing your best interests and those of your employer. To meet that end, the assignments will cover a variety of tasks produced under different circumstances, some done quickly during class and some polished and perfected over time. Students completing the semester’s work should see a visible improvement in their writing, especially in terms of clarity and precision.

COURSE URL: WRITING IN THE WORKPLACE


This course is designed to help you develop skills that will enable you to produce clear and effective scientific and technical documents. We will focus on basic principles of good writing which scientific and technical writing shares with other forms of writing-and on types of documents common in scientific and technical fields and organizations.
As part of this technical writing and design through group communication course, we will use communication skill games and research with LEGO and 3D Printing to improve communication within your team, and help you write design documents. Prototyping with LEGO and 3D Printing will help us learn something in a new way. We will learn about the use of such tools for engineering team-based communication, collaborative product development, planning and design, analysis and execution. For class assignments, we will design innovative products with LEGO,  write and speak about the design in English, and work towards group analysis and peer-review.
As a team, we will talk about what happened? What worked well? What didn’t work so well? What about the team communication? Could we use LEGO and 3D Printing to learn about another topic? Could we use a “toy” to learn about history, science, art or math? Could we design a futuristic product with LEGO and 3D Printing? We will design products, focus on developing technical reports on product design, prepare recommendations and constructive criticism (product reviews) for improvement, and make digital storytelling-based presentation about the designed product.

COURSE URL: TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION WITH LEGO & 3D PRINTING
TECHNICAL WRITING IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
This course is designed to walk you through a technical document production scenario using 3D Printing and 3D scanning-based research using CAD software, The course is based on design, analysis, implementation and execution ideas based on user experience design. Students will learn audience and task analysis to start with. They will then start mastering the art of creating an outline for technical production process, writing learning objectives, and developing the structure of a technical document. Further, students will gain expertise in writing and designing materials for online presentation, user manuals and online design contexts. They will also learn about online delivery techniques and evaluation procedures. In addition to focusing on clear, concise, effective writing and user-friendly design, this course also emphasise the ability to function as a productive member of a team.

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MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
This course focuses on the communication aspects of multinational businesses, both large and small, particularly directed toward the ways in which culture impacts those communication behaviors. The coursework will concentrate on the communication behaviors of the multinational leader in her/his responsibilities through multiple cultural settings and with diverse audiences. While identifying and reviewing theoretical bases, class members will apply information to realistic work plans that can become functional in their daily lives. The course incorporates aspects of student self-directed learning using information and concepts collected through less traditional methodologies, i.e., internet, interactions with active practitioners, personal involvement, etc. Students should immediately begin to identify sources of learning in addition to the standard written texts and utilize them in their writing and thinking. They will also want very quickly to set personal learning and application goals that they intend to achieve during this course. Another goal of this class consists in providing students the opportunities to practice their
writing skills in an academic setting while using applicative and theoretical information and data.

All students will follow the writing guidelines that appear in Course Information. Because this class has a relatively small number of students, we will use a seminar format; we will work together to discuss the various topics and students will take major roles in leading the discussions. We will discuss the implications of this format during our first meeting.

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