James York

Lecturer, Tokyo Denki University

Email: [email protected]

  • Ludic keywords: Board games, social deduction, party games, family games, Minecraft
  • Language keywords: Speaking, communication, Japanese, community
  • Pedagogy keywords: Task-based language teaching, game-based language teaching (GBLT), rapid iteration, teacher roles

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Profile

James conducts research on the application of games in language teaching. He is currently exploring research on the following areas:

  • The use of tabletop games in a TBLT curriculum.
  • A multiliteracies-inspired curriculum using Reddit as a platform for participation in English speaking communities.
  • The affordances of VR, AR and Interactive Fiction for language learning (more details)

James also edits Ludic Language Pedagogy, an open-access journal which publishes research on the integration of games and play into language teaching practices.

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πŸ“° Publications

For an updated list of publications, please check James’s CV here.z