Annette Bradford, (Ed.D Educational Administration and Policy Studies), adjunct fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan, is recognized for her work in the internationalization of higher education, particularly as it relates to Japan.
Annette has published extensively on International Higher Education, and has presented her research at conferences in Asia, Europe and the U.S. She is active in several professional organizations, having recently completed a two-year term as Co-Chair of the Japan Special Interest Group of NAFSA, Association of International Educators and currently serving as a founding committee member of the ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) East Asia chapter.
Specialties: Internationalization of Higher Education, International Education, Intercultural Communication, English-medium Tertiary Education Programs, Integrated Content and Language in Higher Education, Education Policy, TESOL, International Student Exchange, Study Abroad.
Dr. Annette Bradford
I have been involved in International Education for over twenty years and am currently an adjunct fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan, and education and policy advisor for the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies.
I am interested in the internationalization of higher education and the crossing of cultural boundaries. My current focus is on Japan, a country that I've had the fortune of living in multiple times since 1998. I also have a passion for helping others succeed in their international endeavors and enjoy readying students and teachers for success in international environments.
My research looks at the internationalization of higher education, especially English-medium instruction and international student exchange, and at the benefits that student mobility can bring to national policy objectives. As an associate professor at Meiji University in Tokyo, I taught internationally-oriented courses and led field study and study abroad programs. I have also completed a non-resident fellowship at The Pacific Forum CSIS and a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellowship in Japan. Previously, I worked as a language instructor, teacher trainer, and cross-cultural communication specialist in countries across Asia, in Europe and in the United States.
I was born in the U.K., and have lived and worked in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany, the U.S. and the U.K. I hold an Ed.D in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the George Washington University, an MA in Linguistics from the University of Surrey, and a BA in Modern Languages from the University of East Anglia.
Updates, Presentations & Events
Special issue of the Alicante Journal of English Studies about EMI and teacher training
New addition to our book series
Happy to let you know that the 2nd book in the series that Howard Brown and I are editing is out now!
The book "The Secret Life of English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education", edited by David Block and Sarah Khan, gives valuable insights into the inner-workings of EMI. The research is based in Spain but gives insights that are applicable world-wide.
Guest Lecture for Oxford EMI Online Faculty Development
It was great fun giving a guest lecture about challenges facing EMI in Japan and Korea for the participants of Oxford EMI's training course on 17th September.
If you'd like to learn more about upcoming courses, visit: www.oxfordemi.co.uk
Lost in Citations Podcast Interview
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Chris Haswell for his new podcast series "Lost in Citations". It was a new experience for me, but has hopefully given me the confidence to go out an do it again! Listen here There's also a great blog about the whole podcast series which can be navigated to from the Lost in Citations homepage: www.lostincitations.com
2nd-4th September 2020
Online, but still as informative and friendly as ever, I attended RECSIE's Summer Institute on International Education, Japan in early September. It was nice to catch up with friends - I've really been missing in-person conferences this year.
Published in July 2020
I have a new chapter "Internationalizing Japan’s Undergraduate Education Through English Medium Instruction" in Slobodanka Dimova and Joyce Kling's book Integrating Content and Language in Mulitlingual Universities. The book is available for purchase here.
Book Series and Books
Are you interested in writing about English-medium instruction?
(2020) Internationalizing Japan's Undergraduate Education through English-medium Instruction. In S. Dimova & J. Kling (Eds.), Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Universities. Springer.
(2018) Teaching subject-content through English: CLIL and EMI courses in the Japanese university. In P. Wadden & C.C. Hale (Eds.), Teaching English at Japanese Universities: A New Handbook. New York: Routledge, 103-108 (with H. Brown)
(2018) Introduction: English-medium instruction in Japanese higher education. In A. Bradford & H. Brown (Eds.), English-medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, xvii-xxiii (with H. Brown)
(2018) ROAD-MAPPING English-medium instruction in Japan. In A. Bradford & H. Brown (Eds.), English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 3-13 (with H. Brown)
(2018) Final thoughts: Have we seen this before? The information technology parallel. In A. Bradford & H. Brown (Eds.), English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education: Policy, Challenges and Outcomes, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 283-288 (with H. Brown)
(2016) The US-Japan Alliance: The keystone for a regional higher education cooperative architecture. In B. Glosserman, J. Gardner, & S. Henriet (Eds.), The US-Japan Partnership as a Regional Problem-Solving Mechanism. Issues & Insights, 16(13) (pp. 1-2) Hawaii: Pacific Forum CSIS
(2021) A Review of Emma Dafouz & Ute Smit. 2020. ROAD-MAPPING English Medium Education in the Internationalised University. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Alicante Journal of English Studies 34:221-224
(2011) Review of the book: Tips for teaching culture: Practical approaches to intercultural communication by A. C. Wintergerst & J. McVeigh (2011). InterCom: The Newsletter of the Intercultural Communication Interest Section, TESOL International
(2010) Review of the book chapter: The need to Understand ESL students' native language writing experiences, by Y. R. Dong (2001). Glau G. R. & Duttagupta, C. (Eds.) (2010) The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. (3rd ed.) 138-139. Boston: Bedford
Oxford EMI Associate, 2020-present
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Adjunct Fellow, 2016-present
Temple University Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Special Advisor for Education and Policy, 2016-present
Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)
Sasakawa Peace Foundation Non-Resident Fellow, 2013-2016
Pacific Forum CSIS, Honolulu, Hawaii
Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan, 2013–2014
Research Institute of International Education (RIIE), Meiji University, and the TOMODACHI Initiative at the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research (B), 2020-2024
An investigation of the post-graduation outcomes of English-medium instruction (EMI) programs in Japanese universities
with Howard Brown (PI) (University of Niigata Prefecture) and Shingo Hanada (Toyo University)
Project number: 20H01698
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, 2014-2019
Associate Professor, School of Business Administration (2017-2019)
Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration (2014-2017)
Member, Research Institute International Education/Research Institute of International and Diversity Education
American University, Washington, DC, USA, 2009-2010
International Student Coordinator, College Writing Program, Department of Literature
Adjunct Instructor, MA TESOL Program, Department of Language and Foreign Studies
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, 2009
Adjunct English Instructor, Center for Language Education and Development
Prince George's Community College, MD, USA, 2009
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Language Studies
Virginia International University, VA, USA, 2008
English Language Programs Faculty
Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Adjunct English Instructor, Continuing Education Department
Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan, 2007-2008
Full-time English Faculty, Practical English Center
Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan, 2006-2007
English Communication Instructor, EFL Program, Center for Liberal Arts
Digital Hollywood University, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2006
Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2004
Lecturer, Department of English Letters; English Extension Program; Language Development & Training Center
Other Teaching Positions
Reve MBA Counseling, Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2007
Graduate Admissions Counselor
British Education Office, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2007
English for Academic Purposes Lecturer
Interschool, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2006
Corporate Training Instructor
EdD Educational Administration and Policy Studies
The George Washington University, USA, 2015
DISSERTATION: Internationalization Policy at the Genba: Exploring the Implementation of Social Science English-Taught Undergraduate Degree Programs in Three Japanese Universities
MA Linguistics (TESOL) (Distinction)
University of Surrey, U.K., 2005
THESIS: Motivational Orientations to Learning English as a Foreign Language: a study of Indonesian university students
BA Honours Modern Languages: German (2:1 Honours)
University of East Anglia, U.K., 1998
Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Bell Language School, U.K., 1998