- 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 LanguageSecond Language AcquisitionPragmaticsSociocultural 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
- PragmaticsSociocultural theoryDynamic assessment
- Affiliated Academic Society
- British Association of Applied LinguisticsJapan Association for Language Teaching
- School days' Dream
- Current Dream
- Favorite Books
- The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker
- Messages for Students
- Never be afraid of making mistakes; making mistakes is how we learn.
- Publications other than one's areas of specialization
Dissertation and Published Works
Nicholas, A. (2016). Developmentally Sensitive Assistance and Development: Collaboration Between Japanese EFL Learners. Pedagogies: An International Journal 11(1): 22-42.
Nicholas, A. (2017). A Dynamic Assessment of Pragmatic Competence Among Japanese Learners of EFL: The Act of Requesting (Unpublished thesis, University of Exeter).
Nicholas, A. (2015). A Concept-based Approach to the Teaching of Pragmatics: Speech Acts in the EFL Classroom. ELT Journal 69(4): 383-394.
Nicholas, A. (2015). Developing a Sociocultural Assessment of the Requesting Speech Act. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching.
Nicholas, A. (2014). Using Strategic Interactions in the Classroom. Perspectives (13), 2-7.
Nicholas, A. (2013). Error Correction and Feedback: Investigating Frequency and Types of Feedback in the EFL Classroom. Kanda Journal 2013. Tokyo: KUIS.
Nicholas, A. (2012). Scaffolding and Pairwork: A Sociocultural Analysis. In A. Stewart & N. Sonda (Eds) JALT 2011 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT.