It is generally believed that children are better language learners than adolescents and adults. Past research has also suggested that there is a biologically determined critical period for language learning. I focus on the English learning of Japanese children and adults, utilizing both linguistic methods and neuroscientific techniques such as event-related brain potentials (ERPs). My research aims to determine whether children truly have an advantage over adolescents and adults in second language learning, and if so, what the nature of that advantage may be.
Administrative roles : Coordinator for Communication Strategies 2, TOEIC organizer
Courses : Academic Lecture Comprehension, Academic Reading, Communication Strategies
Second language acquisition, Brain science of language, Early English education