Kevin Weir 

Kevin Weir is an assistant professor at Fukuoka Jogakuin Nursing University in Koga City, Fukuoka Prefecture, where he teaches the university’s new Multi-lingual Medical Support Course (多言語医療支援コース). 


Originally from Ireland, he has been living in Japan since 2002 and has taught at several universities in the Fukuoka area before entering the field of Nursing English. He is a member of JALT, IRAAL (Cumann na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí / The Irish Association of Applied Linguistics), Conradh na Gaeilge, and the Studi Irlandesi in the Università di Firenze.


His current academic interests include CEFR-based curriculum design and implementation, nursing simulations in English, and motivation / demotivation and learned helplessness in university students.