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Work experience

April 2016Present

English Coordinator and Lecturer

Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Written and oral communication classes
  • TOEIC preparation classes
  • EAP classes
  • Cordinator duties (curriculum writing, orientation, classroom observations)
March 2014March 2016

English Lecturer

INTI UNIVERSITY, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • EAP classes
  • Exam writing 
  • Curriculum development 
Sep 2013Jan 2014

English Lecturer

Toin University of Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Oral communication classes
  • Curriculum development 
Sep 2012Sep 2013

ESL Teacher

Performance Education, Sydney, Australia
  • General English classes
  • EAP
  • IELTS preparation 
Sep 2011Sep 2012

ESL Lecturer

Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia 
  • General English 
  • Oral communication classes
Feb 2011Jun 2011

ESL Lecturer

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland 
  • General English classes
  • Cambridge exam preparation classes
  • IELTS preparation classes . 

Education

June 2018

IELTS Examiner License

JSAF, Tokyo
  • I am a British Council certified IELTS speaking test examiner, and currently examine on weekends

Sep 2009Oct 2010

Master of Arts in TESOL and Linguistics

University of Limerick
  • Thesis Title : An investigation of EFL Students' awareness and attitudes towards Irish English vis a vis other varieties: What variety of English do University of Limerick students want to learn?   
20052009

Bachelor of Arts in English and History

University of Limerick
  • English, Irish and American literature beginning in the 16th century up until the modern era. 
  • Irish and European history. 

 Research

Current Research
  • Current Research  Japanese Students’ Perception of Entrepreneurship and its Soft Skills
Presentations
  • Lonergan, Dermot. 'Teachers' and Students' Perceptions and Preferences of Foreign Lecturers Using the Students' L1 in their EFL Class'. Presented at: Meisei University International Studies Center Annual Professional Development Forum, Tokyo Japan, 12 Nov 2016.
  • To be published in: Meisei International Studies Journal, Vol 11.

Publications

  1. Lonergan, Dermot (2016). Blended Learning at Meisei University: A Case Study. Meisei International Studies Journal, Vol 9, pp 1-14.