About


東京芸術大学の修士課程在学中(2004~2005年)、絹谷幸二先生の元で油絵を学ぶ中、文

化交流をさらに進めるにはもっと的を絞った 言語学習ツールが必要だと痛感しました。芸術分

野の学生たちが外国で学ぼうとする姿を見、芸術家 のためにこの本を執筆しました。

 

世界中のアーティスト必携の英語学習書!

          



An indispensable English language text for artists world-wide!

“While in pursuit of an MFA in oil painting under Professor Koji Kinutani at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (2004-2005), I recognized the need for greater language learning tools, to further foster our cultural exchange.  As many other students of the fine arts aspire to study abroad, I endeavored to create this language instruction resource - for all of us!”


Spoken English for Artists is an EFL textbook for intermediate to advanced adult learners of English.




an ESL textbook for ar
tists and art enthusiasts



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck,
Virginia Beach: 2010-present.

Instructor of LHD Communications Systems, Electronic Communications Maintenance Work Center Supervisor.

 

A.C.E. English, Tokyo: 2004-2005.

Instructor of customized English language classes and study techniques for adult learners of ESL.

 

Ray's Art School, Tokyo: 2004-2005.

Instructor of fine art and design principles in a bi-lingual learning environment.

 

E.L.I. (English Language Institute), Kyoto: 2003-2004.

Instructor of conversational English classes for adult learners of ESL, emphasizing grammatical accuracy and expansion of vocabulary.



Nichibei Eigo Gakuin
, Kyoto and Osaka: 2002-2003.

Instructor of English for adult learners of ESL in corporate classrooms, with an emphasis on business writing, GRE preparation, TOEFL testing techniques.



NOVA Corporation
, Kyoto: 2000-2002.

Instructor of English for adult learners of ESL, using a standardized text series and emphasizing grammatical accuracy.

 

EDUCATION

 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

student of Master of Science in Teaching and Curriculum (presently).

Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan.

student of Master of Fine Arts in Oil Painting 2004-2005.

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. FALcon in Japanese Language.

Graduated May, 2000.

Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. Bachelor of Science.

Graduated in May, 1998.



EXHIBITIONS


Mar.      2005                       Group exhibition of oil painting

                                Anfan Gallery Tokyo, Japan

Feb.       2005                       Group exhibition of oil painting

                                Kintetsu Gallery Youkaichi, Japan

Dec.       2004                       Solo exhibition of oil painting

                                Narita Gallery Tokyo, Japan

Mar.      2004                       Solo exhibition of oil painting

                                Maruzen Gallery Kyoto, Japan

May       1998                       Solo exhibition of ceramics and painting

                                Hungerford Gallery Rochester, N.Y.



selections from UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO (1994-1998)






Article from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music