Senior Associate Professor
- Center for Language Research (CLR)
- Senior Associate Professor
- Courses - Undergraduate
- Listening & Speaking 1; Intermediate English A; Intermediate English B; Thesis Writing; Conversation Analysis & the Pragmatics of Spoken Interaction; Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication
- Courses - Graduate
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Second Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociocultural Theory
- Educational Background, Biography
- PhD in Education, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 2017
- Current Research Theme
- Investigating the applicability of sociocultural theory to second language learning
- Key Topic
- Pragmatics; Sociocultural theory; Dynamic assessment
- Affiliated Academic Society
- British Association of Applied Linguistics; Japan Association for Language Teaching
- School days' Dream
- Current Dream
- Favorite Books
- Messages for Students
- Publications other than one's areas of specialization
Dissertation and Published Works
Nicholas, A., Blake, J. (2019). Annotating errors in a Japanese learner corpus of English emails. Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World, 4: 94-109.
Nicholas, A., Perkins, J. (2019). Developing speech act performance in computer science majors through conversation analysis: Japanese learners and oral requesting. 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm), pp.79-82.
Nicholas, A. (2019). Dynamically-administered strategic interaction scenarios and interactional competence: Developing tasks and frameworks for oral requesting. JAAL in JACET 2018 Conference Proceedings.
Nicholas, A. (2018). Profiling the Development of a Japanese EFL Learner's Interactional Competence: A Dynamic Assessment of Requesting-in-Interaction. JLTA (Japanese Language Testing Association) Journal 2018 21.
Nicholas, A. (2016). Developmentally Sensitive Assistance and Development: Collaboration Between Japanese EFL Learners. Pedagogies: An International Journal 11(1): 22-42.
Nicholas, A. (2015). A Concept-based Approach to the Teaching of Pragmatics: Speech Acts in the EFL Classroom. ELT Journal 69(4): 383-394.