Neil McClelland


Neil McClelland is an Associate Professor in the Center for Fundamental Education of the University of Kitakyushu where he teaches undergraduate courses in Academic English. He has been teaching at university level in Japan for more than twenty years and was previously a lecturer at the University of Occupational and Environment Health (UOEH). His research interests focus on the application of Psychology in Applied Linguistics with a special emphasis on second language acquisition (SLA), language learning motivation (L2M), and computer assisted language learning (CALL). Recent publications relate to mixed-methods investigation of language learning motivation in Japanese tertiary education, and the application of Self-Determination Theory in promoting autonomous learning as a route to success. Neil actively presents at International Conferences around the world and is currently a submissions reviewer for several leading academic journals.

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