Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


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PHILLIPS Michael  Lecturer

  • Center for Language Education
Degree Master (Education,TESOL), University of Southern Queensland
Research Field Business English as a lingu franca, English for specific purposes, Presentation skills, Sociolinguistics, Intercultural communication
Current Research My main interests related to applied langage skills as related to elements such as business language, communication and presentations. One output of this has been involvement with APU's case competitions. Another has been having students map and explore their own intercultural profiles against presumed cutural norms. Often people do not notice intercultural distance until that difference becomes either interesting or challenging in a given situation.
Message Motivation is a key to success as it makes what you are doing interesting and engaging for you.

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