Faculty | Professor

Harunori Miyagi

from U.S.A.

Message to students
Hello everyone!!! My name is Harunori Miyagi. I go by my last name Miyagi. My students call me Miyagi-sensei. It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to share a little about myself. As you can see by my name I am originally from Japan. My parents moved to the United States when I was very young and I grew up in the great state of Utah. I am therefore Japanese-American. I came to Japan in 2009 and have enjoyed every minute of my time learning the language, history, and culture. As an English instructor I would encourage you to stay focused. Stay focused on your short and long term goals and always be proactive in learning. Language skills are tools and a means of communication for social interaction. By learning a foreign language you will be able to expand your chances of learning about the lives and values of people as well as furthering dialogue bringing you closer to Global Citizenship.
◎Specialized Academic Fields
Second Language Teaching

◎Research Topics
I am researching globalization through online collaborative learning. I would like to help students in Japan to reach acroos to different people in the world learning beyond the limitations of borders.
◎Teaching Courses
English for Academic Purposes
Academic Foundations
Cross-cultural Understanding
Academic Writing I
Academic Writing II
Academic Writing III

Ph.D. in English Language Education, Capella University, 2012
M.A. in Second Language Teaching, Utah State University, 2005.
B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, Brigham Young University, 1999
As you can see from my educational background I started my language studies in the Near East. It wasn't until I got married that I seriously started to study Japanese. For the past five years, I have been teaching English in Japan. Learning languages is fun but watching students learn languages and helping them become proficient in a target language is also fun. Helping students fulfill their dreams by using English as a tool has kept me in this profession. I hope to continue to help students by sharing in the experience of language learning.