Dan Ferreira


Dan Ferreira Ed.D. has been teaching in the Greater Tokyo region for twenty years. His research continues to focus on teacher-training development that moves beyond the industrial-age model to one geared towards the needs of the localized teaching/learning context and the demands of the global knowledge economy.


Language Skills Building a Strong Foundation of Academic Vocabulary for University Learners more

Sun, Nov 14, 14:05-14:30 Asia/Tokyo

Reaching a 95% vocabulary comprehension level is essential for university English as a medium of instruction courses, TOEFL or IELTS, or overseas study. To meet this challenge, the presenters created an online program of 23 lessons combining the headwords of the UWL, EAP, AWL, and NAWL word lists into a 1,850-word core. This open-source series of 23 lessons utilizes free online Quizlet cards and gamification to motivate students, assess learning, and give feedback on progress.

Paul Wadden Marcel Van Amelsvoort Dan Ferreira