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Jonathan Peter Aleles Last modified date:2019.06.24

Associate Professor / Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Department of Linguistic Environment
Faculty of Languages and Cultures




E-Mail
Phone
092-802-5743
Fax
092-802-5743
Academic Degree
MA Education
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
International Education
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years00months
Outline Activities
I am an American who has been living in Japan for 15years. I relocated to the Fukuoka area in 2010 to accept a teaching position at Kyushu University as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures.
Previously from April 2007-March 2010, I was employed as an English Instructor at Himeji Dokkyo University. In addition to teaching English in an academic environment, I taught Business English to employees of multinational corporations.
I have conducted research in effective strategies for using differentiated instructional approaches in a multilevel classroom. I have also conducted action research in academic reading and motivation. My current research is focused on the international education in Japan. I'm currently conducting research into the Global 30 Program.
Research
Research Interests
  • Research international education and the recuitment of students from Vietnam
    keyword : international education and the recuitment of students from Vietnam
    2018.05~2018.05.
  • Conducted research at San Diego State University, California, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. This research investigated the International Student Centers at both universities to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to implement an effective international study program.
    keyword : International Education
    2010.05~2012.03.
  • Conducted research at San Diego State University, California, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. This research investigated the International Student Centers at both universities to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to implement an effective international study program.
    keyword : International Education
    2010.11~2011.03.
  • Implementing the teaching strategy of Differentiated Instruction to study the complexities in teaching a multilevel classroom consisting of students who represent vast differences in language ability, education and motivation.
    keyword : Differentiated Instruction
    2009.05~2010.12.
  • A sample of 9 Japanese second year university students enrolled in the tokebetsu-rishu academic reading course at Himeji Dokkyo University were surveyed after completion of their midterm test given on November 9th, 2007. This small-scale study briefly looked into and compared the correlation between test preparation habits of the students and how their individual preparation influenced their actual result and their perceived result. Finally, reasons why students majored in English were explored in an attempt to understand what motivational purposes students had for studying English in this voluntary program.
    keyword : Academic Reading
    2007.10~2007.12.
Current and Past Project
  • This research project is a comprehensive study on the International Student Center at San Diego State University, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Nanyang Technological University. San Diego State University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law are located in San Diego, Ca, in contrast Nanyang Technological University is located in Singapore. These three universities were selected to provide a comparison of a large pubic university, a private university, and another large public university located outside of the United States. Processes and procedures were examined and described in order to gain a thorough understanding of how American and Singaporean universities operate and manage their center for International education. Research into academic requirements, application procedures, financial requirements, visas and immigration issues, employment, opportunities, housing, and health insurance was conducted with the objective of updating and possibly improving the International Student Center at Kyushu University.
  • This research project is a comprehensive study on the International Student Center at San Diego State University, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Nanyang Technological University. San Diego State University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law are located in San Diego, Ca, in contrast Nanyang Technological University is located in Singapore. These three universities were selected to provide a comparison of a large pubic university, a private university, and another large public university located outside of the United States. Processes and procedures were examined and described in order to gain a thorough understanding of how American and Singaporean universities operate and manage their center for International education. Research into academic requirements, application procedures, financial requirements, visas and immigration issues, employment, opportunities, housing, and health insurance was conducted with the objective of updating and possibly improving the International Student Center at Kyushu University.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. Jonathan Aleles, Book Review of Debating the Issues: Opposing views on value topics, The Language Teacher, 2007.11.
Papers
1. Jonathan Peter Aleles, Japan’s Global 30 Program: The Push and Pull Factors of International Student Mobility, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 14, 1, 2015.09.
2. Jonathan Aleles, Motivation in an Academic Reading Course: A Case Study of Second Year University Students, 22, 23-33, 23-33, 2009.03.
Educational
Educational Activities
• Instructed a variety of Content-based courses including Academic Reading, Communicative English, American Culture, Introduction to World Cultures, Reading Strategies, and Business English.
Elective courses: English for Agriculture; English for Economics; Oral Communication Skills; English Seminar