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Eric's First EFL Textbook:

Journey to America Today. 2020. Nagoya: PAWS International. (On sale at Englishbooks.jp )

Journey to America Today is a textbook for learning English while gaining a comprehensive overview of history and society in the United States. This book is divided into thirteen units to form a coherent historical narrative, examining themes of continuity and change over time. Each portion contains readings, exercises and research projects with Japanese university students in mind.


Conference Presentations:


Role-Play and CLIL (JALT 2021)


Interviews on English Education in Xinjiang


Job Interview Role-Plays for EFL Learners


Teaching Religion in Content-Based EFL Courses


The Challenges of Using Computers & IT in Schools

Voices from Palestinian English Teachers


Role-Playing Activities for Content-Based EFL Courses


Role-Playing Adventures for Content-Based EFL Courses


L1 In the Classroom: Is there a role?


Pedagogical strategies to find success with computers in the classroom

Student to Student: Peer-Mentoring in a University Study Abroad Program


Keyboarding: A Barrier to English?


A Parallel-Taught Orientation to Academic Writing.


Re-reading as an Integral Part of Teaching Writing.


Authored and Co-Authored Academic Publications:


(2020). Interviews on English Education in Xinjiang. In P. Doughterty (Ed.), THT Journal: The Journal of Teachers Helping Teachers, 8, (pp. 43-63). Tokyo: Teachers Helping Teachers.


(2018). A survey of developing L2 academic writing confidence through topic-oriented research. Bulletin of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, 3, 171-186.


(2018). Pedagogical strategies to find success with computers in the classroom: Benefits, challenges and tips. In M. Parrish & R. Richardson (Eds.). Peace as a global language: Explorations of peace in practice selected papers (pp. 375-390). Kobe: Peace as a Global Language.


(2018). Narratives from an excursion to Grapesyard School in Korogocho slum, Nairobi. Bulletin of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, 2, 285-299.


(2017). The voices of Palestinian English teachers. In P. Doughterty (Ed.), THT Journal: The Journal of Teachers Helping Teachers, 5, (pp. 130-147). Tokyo: Teachers Helping Teachers.


(2017). L1 in the classroom: Does it have a role? In G. Brooks (Ed.), The 2016 PanSIG Journal. (pp. 87-92). Tokyo, Japan: JALT.


(2017). Authentic texts: A pilot test study of student interest in restaurant reviews through writing. Hirao School of Management Review, 7, 74-87.


(2014). CUBE Study Abroad Project: Universal Studios Japan. Hirao School of Management Review, 4, 38-52.


(2013). Problems of Computer Keyboarding in an EFL Context. OnCue Journal, 7(3), 176-183.

(2013). A Co-facilitated Orientation to Academic Writing in a Study Abroad Program. Kansai University of International Studies, Research Institute for Communication, 11, 49-50.


Non-Academic University Publications:


(2018). Nairobi Narratives: Realizing the Dream. In M. Parrish & R. Richardson (Eds.). Peace as a global language: Explorations of peace in practice selected papers (pp. 398-399). Kobe: Peace as a Global Language.


(Spring, 2018). What music do you listen to? Nagoya University of Foreign Studies World Liberal Arts Center Journal Artes Mundi, 3, 118.


(Spring, 2017). Foods of the world. Nagoya University of Foreign Studies World Liberal Arts Center Journal Artes Mundi, 2, 121.


(Spring, 2016). Minneapolis. Nagoya University of Foreign Studies World Liberal Arts Center Journal Artes Mundi, 1, 76.


Personal Biography:

Eric Gondree is originally from Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (Mandarin) and East Asian Studies.


He received his Master in Business Administration from the School of Management at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999 and was the first student from that program to have an internship in the People's Republic of China in the summer of 1998 at the Oastar Electronics Ltd. firm in Shenzhen.


After getting his MBA, he worked at the software consulting firm Accenture in Minneapolis, MN from 1999 to 2001 before moving to Nagoya, Japan in 2002. There, he taught English to a variety of students of different ages and ability-levels until 2005.


After obtaining teaching certification at Buffalo State College in 2008, he got his Master in Education from the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008.


From 2007 through 2008, he was an adjunct instructor at the English Language Institute at SUNY Buffalo


From 2009 through 2015, he was a full time English language instructor at Konan University in Kobe, Japan. From 2015 until 2020, he was a full time teacher at the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. From 2020 until the present, he has been a full time teacher at Chukyo University in Nagoya.

Some fun pictures:

Kagoshima, Japan:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

Outside Nairobi, Kenya:

Vientaine, Laos:

Outside Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: