Yasunori Matsuzono
松園 保則


学位MA in English Language Teaching



  • English Language Teaching
  • Genre Analysis, Discourse Analysis
  • Testing and Assessment (TOEFL/IELTS)


  • To what extent do genre-based teaching approaches contribute to student performance on English proficiency tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS?

English for Business Communication, Preparation for Study Abroad, 英語コミュニケーション、演習


JALT (Japan Association for Language Teachers)

  • 学術論文 単著 (2014年)
    Matsuzono,Y.(2014). “TOEFL iBT Essays by Students at Different Levels.” Proceedings of PAC@9th FEELTA International Conference on Language Teaching. Vladivostok, pp.131-134
  • 著書 共著 (2014年 7月)
    『超基礎からのTOEFLテスト入門』 旺文社
  • 著書 共著 (2014年 11月)
    『スコア80突破ゼミ TOEFL iBTテスト アウトプット強化編』 アルク
  • 著書 単著 (2017年 3月)
    『かなり詳しく学べるTOEFL iBTテスト スピーキング・ライティング演習編』 河合出版
  • 著書 共著 (2017年 7月)
    『TOEFLテスト ボキャブラリー+例文 3900』 ジャパンタイムズ

Public Speaking


This seminar course focuses on public speaking of all kinds.
In the third year, students learn about the basic principles of public speaking and examine case studies of professional speakers making great speeches, in order to explore possible ways to engage as a confident and professional speaker in public. Also, in preparation for writing a thesis in English in their final year, students write multiple-draft essays that have these supported by logical arguments and incorporate information from texts.
In the fourth year, students learn in-depth about theoretical aspects of public speaking in terms of text organization, linguistic features, delivery features, and psychological aspects, and understand how to apply these aspects when analyzing the performances of public speakers. Students are then asked to select and examine a couple of public speakers by using these aspects in order to identify their own ways to become a truly professional speaker. The analytical viewpoints and findings from their examinations will be illustrated in their graduation thesis.
In every seminar during the third and fourth years, students are highly expected to actively work on group and class discussions in English.