Mr Kazuki Morimoto

Mr Kazuki Morimoto


After having taught Japanese in the United States for three years while completing the MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, I moved to the UK in 2000.

From 2000 to 2005 I was a Japanese language instructor at the University of Durham, responsible for teaching upper-level Japanese language courses and a teaching methodology module for the MA Teaching Japanese as a Second Language.

Since joining the East Asian Studies team at the University of Leeds in 2005, I have taught Japanese grammar, conversation, speech, writing and translation from beginner to advanced levels. As a Japan Year Abroad Tutor from 2006 to 2018 and currently, I am responsible for pre-departure guidance, assessment and pastoral care for the Japan Year Abroad. From 2018 to 2023 I was the Programme Manager for the BA Japanese programme.


  • Japan Year Abroad Tutor

Research interests

I have conducted pedagogical research and studies, with a focus on teaching and assessing writing, English-Japanese translation, learning strategies and motivation. Recently, my research has primarily focused on post-beginner students and study abroad contexts, examining students' learning experiences and motivation.

From February 2018 to November 2020, I co-edited the Language Scholar, an online journal for language pedagogy.

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Conference Presentations 

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  • MA in Asian Civilization, TJFL (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language), University of Iowa, USA
  • BA in Commerce, Doshisha University, Japan
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, accredited by the Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • BATJ, The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • AJE, The Association of Japanese Teachers in Europe

Research groups and institutes

  • East Asian Studies
  • Japanese