Atsushi Iida is an associate professor of English and the Chair of Foreign Language Education at Gunma University, Japan. He has designed and coordinated English curricula in Liberal Arts Education since 2011. As a teacher-researcher of second language writing, he has also taught English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and TESOL courses in other institutions: English Language Teaching (ELT) Methodology, Advanced Global Communication, Research in Business Contexts (Aoyama Gakuin University) and Ways of Learning English (Kanda University of International Studies). In the past, he taught ELT Methodology in the teacher-education program in several Japanese universities.
Atsushi’s research interests include second language (L2) writing, haiku poetry, literature in L2 education, and writing for scholarly publication. Especially, he is interested in how L2 learners express their voice in expressive forms of writing. He has published his research articles in quality international journals including Assessing Writing, System, Qualitative Inquiry, Scientific Study of English, English Teaching Forum, or Asian EFL Journal. Also, he has regularly presented his papers at such international conferences as American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) and Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA). He has been involved in two research projects which are supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Research: L2 Haiku Poetry Study and Language Teacher Education Research. Click here for the detail of each project.