Mr Kazuki Morimoto

Mr Kazuki Morimoto


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 and responsible for teaching upper-level Japanese language course, as well as a teaching methodology module for the MA Teaching Japanese as a Second Language.

Since I joined the East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds in 2005, I have been teaching Japanese grammar, conversation, speech, writing and translation from beginners to advanced learners. As the Year Abroad Tutor from 2006 to 2018 I was also responsible for the pre-departure guidance, assessment and pastoral care for the Japan Year Abroad.

I am in charge of the BA Japanese programme as the Programme Manager (2018–Present).


  • BA Japanese Programme Manager

Research interests

I have been involved in various pedagogical research and studies. My research and scholarship interests include teaching and assessing writing, English-Japanese translation, learning strategy and motivation. In recent years I have been mainly studying on students’ motivation and learning experience with a particular focus on post-beginner students and study abroad contexts.

From February 2018 to November 2020, I was one of the co-chief editors for the Language Scholar online language pedagogical journal as well.

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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