Daniel Parsons

FacultyInternational University of Japan Center for Language Education and Research 
PositionAssistant Professor (Koshi)
Last Updated: Nov. 28, 2019 at 18:49

Researcher Profile & Settings


    Daniel Parsons

Profile & Settings

    Daniel is a teacher of English for Academic Purposes, and is interested in using corpus tools for materials development. As part of classroom practice, he is interested in methods of formative assessment that is founded on theories of language acquisition, and formative assessment pedagogy that has language acquisition as its goal.


  • International University of Japan Center for Language Education and Research  Assistant Professor (Koshi)


  • Oct. 2015Oct. 2016Leicester University Department of Education Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Oct. 2008Oct. 2011Open University, UK Faculty of Education and Language Studies Master of Education M.Ed (Applied Linguistics)
  • Oct. 1998Jun. 2002Imperial College Physics Physics (MSci)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2017- TodayAssistant Professor, International University of Japan
  • Apr. 2013Mar. 2017Instructor of English as a Foreign Language, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Nov. 2012Mar. 2013Salesman, ADTEC
  • Aug. 2009Oct. 2012Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Sophia Zemi International English School
  • Jul. 2004Jul. 2009Assistant Language Teacher, Naoshima Town Board of Education

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Linguistics / English linguistics
  • Education / Education
  • Linguistics / Foreign language education

Research Interests

    Second Language Identity, Formative Assessment, Task Based Learning, Computer Assisted Language Learning

Published Papers

  • Formative Assessment in Discussion Tasks
    Daniel Parsons
    ELT Journal 71(1) 24-36 Jan. 2017 [Refereed]
  • Keeping it fresh: The importance of novelty in the classroom
    Regan Thomson and Daniel Parsons
    Kansei Gakuin University Humanities Review 21 Dec. 2016
  • Imagined Communities in an Oral Discussion Classroom
    Daniel Parsons and Regan Thomson
    Kansei Gakuin Humanties Review 21 Dec. 2016
  • Migration and Identity
    Daniel Parsons
    Kansei Gakuin University Social Sciences Review 21 Dec. 2016
  • Teaching Discussion Skills in an EGAP Curriculum: The Case of Japanese Science and Technology Students
    Daniel Parsons
    Professional and Academic English: Journal of the IATEFL ESP Special Interest Group 47 4-7 Aug. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Innovations in Classroom Concordancing
    Daniel Parsons
    Kansei Gakuin University Humanities Review 20 81-97 Dec. 2015
  • Authorship in task based performance
    Daniel Parsons
    The 2015 PanSIG Journal 142-149 [Refereed]
  • An Analysis of Lexicogrammar in Samples from a Corpus of Science Texts
    Daniel Parsons
    Kansei Gakuin University Humanities Review 19 107-119
  • Corpus and its Role in Teaching
    Daniel Parsons
    Kansei Gakuin University Humanities Review 18 49-58

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Tensions in software development and educational innovation
    Daniel Parsons
    JALTCALL Jun. 2016
  • Combining language, novelty and techno-realia
    Daniel Parsons, with Regan Thomson
    JALTCALL, Tamagawa University Jun. 2016
  • Developing EAP materials using corpus tools
    Daniel Parsons
    PanSIG2016 May 2016
  • Professional migrant and language identities
    Daniel Parsons
    Seminar for PhD Students, Lleida University, Spain Mar. 2016
  • Using novelty for engagement: Classroom robotics
    Daniel Parsons
    JALT Conference Nov. 2015
  • Authorship in task performance
    Daniel Parsons
    PanSIG2015 May 2015
  • Building a robotics company: A pilot project in task based learning
    Daniel Parsons
    Task Based Learning and Teaching in Asia May 2014
  • Virtual learning environments and data in the classroom
    Daniel Parsons
    PanSIG2014 May 2014
  • Exploring lexical bundles to improve ESP courses
    Daniel Parsons
    ESP Symposium Sep. 2013
  • Finding a voice in EFL classroom discussions
    Daniel Parsons
    IAFOR Asian Conference on Language Learning

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