Stuart Benson

University of Aizu


Stuart Benson is an Associate Professor at the University of Aizu in Fukushima, Japan. He has taught in Japan and New Zealand. His areas of interest are ESP in non-university settings, vocabulary acquisition, and corpus linguistics. His current research investigates technical vocabulary in spoken rugby discourse.


Language Skills Listening SIG Forum more

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-12:15 Asia/Tokyo

The forum, divided into three parts, will first showcase the Listening SIG. This will include outlining our communication, events, and publication initiatives. The second part will consist of a guest speaker presenting recent research conducted in the area of listening. The third part will be convened as an annual general meeting and then a panel discussion for both SIG members and guests to share their own experiences and accounts of research developments. Marc Jones Stuart Benson David Coulson Joshua Matthews

Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Hitting the Lexical Keynote: A Textbook Vocabulary Load Analysis more

Sat, Nov 13, 15:25-15:50 Asia/Tokyo

Textbooks offer teachers guidance and support in their teaching and provide learners with a familiar lesson framework in learning. However, textbooks present many lexical, syntactic, and grammatical challenges for learners. This study investigates the lexical profile and vocabulary load of two popular university-assigned ELT textbooks. Upon the vocabulary analysis of each textbook and their subsequent units, the results show the lexical demands required for second language learners in ELT and Japanese tertiary-level programmes.

Stuart Benson