Edward Pearse SARICH

Assistant Director of Education and Research Center for Multicultural and Multilingual Communities, ERCMMC

  • Department of Intercultural Studies
E-mail e-sarich@suac.ac.jp
Research Keywords:
Vocabulary Acquisition, Testing and Evaluation, Communicative Language Teaching
Degrees M.A. (Applied Linguistics), University of Birmingham (2011)
B.A. (Psychology), University of Saskatchewan (1990)
Selected Professional Experience Part-Time Lecturer, Shizuoka University (2010-2021)
Research Fields Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Major Publications
  • Design English: Survival English for Japanese Designers. 2016. Nanundo.
  • The Interaction of Art, Humanities and Science: Fifteen Selected Passages for University Students. 2020. Sebido.
  • "Improving the Effectiveness of Cooperative English University Workshops in Japan". Language Education in Asia, Vol.9. pp.167-176. 2020. View Details
  • "Teacher Perceptions of Standardised Language Testing in Japan". British Council New Directions in Language Assessment: JASELE Journal Special Edition. pp.93-102. 2016.
  • "A guide to planning and executing a TOEIC preparation course". The Language Teacher. 38(1). pp.17-20. 2014.
Academic Organizations Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)
Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)


I am interested in all issues concerning English education in Japan, particularly standardized testing and evaluation, communicative language teaching and second language vocabulary acquisition. For several years, I have acted as an organizer and advisor for several cooperative learning workshops that help raise the level of communicative English of Japanese university students.