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Matthew Kamden BARBEE(マシュー キャムデン バービー)

マシュー キャムデン バービー
職名助教
主な担当科目英語関連科目
所属コース名アメリカコース
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学生へのメッセージ

 It is my privilege to teach at Doshisha University, and I am looking forward to starting classes and meeting all of my students. This year, I will be teaching English Communication and Speaking classes. Other than English and linguistics, I also have a background in theatre, so I often like to use dramatic activities in my classroom. In all of my classes, there will be a focus on individual speeches, group conversations, presentations, dramatic role-plays, and video projects. Because my students will often be asked to work in groups, teamwork and class participation is very important. If students bring creativity, effort, and mutual respect to my classes, everyone will be able to succeed and learn.

 As an English teacher, my teaching philosophy is based on three words, excite, engage, and empower. First, I want my students to be excited about English, so I try to use exciting sources of English including YouTube, TED Talks, music, dramatic activities, and interactive language games. In addition, I also hope to engage students in discussions about interesting topics. Being a member of the 21st Century requires that students join the global conversation and share their opinions. Students must be able to engage in my classroom and the world around them. Third, I want students to feel that English is a tool that anyone from any country can use. English doesn’t belong to the U.S. or the U.K., Australia, or Canada; it belongs to everyone. I want my students to take ownership of English, to understand that mistakes are necessary for learning, and to feel empowered to use English in any situation.

 Finally, everyone, regardless of gender, age, color, sexual identity, passport cover, or religion will be treated with equal respect in my class. It is my hope that everyone feels safe to share their unique voices and to be themselves in my classroom. With compassion and cooperation, let’s make it a great year.

プロフィール(経歴、趣味、等)

 My full name is Matthew Kamden Barbee. I am originally from a very small town in north Florida, U.S.A. My hometown was so small that it only had one red-light. Growing up, I enjoyed playing American football and canoeing up and down the river near my home. From that small town, I moved away to university where I majored in English Literature and Theatre. I have always liked English, but musical theatre was my first love. I have been acting in community theatre, university theatre, and professionally since I was twelve. Along with theatre, I also enjoy singing in choirs. In every city I have lived, I have always joined a local choir. I really appreciate the sense of teamwork and family spirit that comes from singing together. After graduating, I became a high school teacher, first in the U.S. and then in Miyazaki, Japan. Miyazaki was a lot like my hometown because it was small and quiet and felt like a piece of heaven. It soon became my second home, and it is why I made the decision to continue to live and work in Japan. After my time in Miyazaki, I moved to Hawaii where I obtained an advanced degree in Applied Linguistics and became an English professor. Before working at Doshisha, I have also taught at Kwansei Gakuin University and Ritsumeikan. Other hobbies include reading, sitting for hours in cafes, traveling, and visiting outdoor antique/flea markets.

HOMEPAGE
Matthew Kamden Barbee

研究内容

 First, I graduated from Blountstown High School in Florida, U.S.A. I then went to Troy University in Alabama State where I received two Bachelors degrees in English Literature and Theatre Arts. Graduate School was at the University of Hawaii where I earned a Master’s degree in Second Language Studies. At the University of Hawaii, I specialized in (1) English language teaching and (2) Evaluation, materials, and curriculum development. My other academic interests include sociolinguistics, language acquisition and identity, and the use of theatre in the language classroom. Throughout my academic career I have had the opportunity to present the findings of my research at several Japanese and international conferences in places such as Thailand, Cambodia, Hawaii, Okinawa, Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kobe. Finally, three academic publications that I have written include (1) Beyond the Classroom: Extracurricular L2 Exposure and Beliefs in Japan, (2) Drama in the L2 Classroom: A Defense and Practicum, and (3) The Live Act of Coming Out: Queer Identity, Social Media, and Conversation analysis. One of my proudest academic achievements has been receiving the Best Speaker Award at the Japanese Association of Language Teachers (JALT) for my presentation on using drama to teach English.