Gregory Birch, a professor at Seisen Jogakuin College in Nagano, Japan, holds a MSc Degree in TESOL from Aston University and a MA in Japanese Language and Society from Sheffield University. His current research concerns the implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP) in Japan. He has also presented and written articles on Task-Based Learning, in-service teacher training for Japanese teachers of English, and the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme.
In preparation for 2019, Seisen Jogakuin College will begin a nursing course. Greg joined JANET to, in his words, “benefit from the wealth of information and expertise that JANET has to offer.”