Tomoyuki Kawashima is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University. He started his teaching career in Malaysia working at a cram school for Japanese children. After returning to Japan, he taught English to senior high school students in Tochigi for 25 years. Tomoyuki teaches medical English to nursing, medical laboratory technology, PT and OT students in the undergraduate course and to graduate students majoring in biomedical sciences. His research interests include pedagogical applications of World Englishes in the English language teaching, enhancement of self-confidence in speaking English, and development of speaking and writing skills.