Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Kiyotaka Suga
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TESOL MA Student


Kiyotake Suga joined the MA TESOL program after teaching English at a high school and also a university in Japan. Kiyotaka received his MA in Linguistics from Sophia University in Tokyo. His interests are diverse and include a range of topics in Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) as well as ESL teaching. He is primarily interested in how to facilitate L2 learners’ implicit knowledge development through various focus on form instructions, such as input-providing/output-promoting tasks and various corrective-feedback techniques. Pedagogically, Kiyotaka is interested in how ISLA-based L2 instruction can be successfully incorporated into actual teaching practice. In addition, he is also interested in the implementation of Task-Based Language Teaching and task-based needs analysis to benefit student athletes, motivated by his experience in teaching English to high school and university athletes.