Steven Herder – EFL Teacher in Japan

This website is where I keep writings from my Masters in TEFL /TESL (2009, with Distinction, University of Birmingham), my evolving teaching philosophy, a summary of my current research interests, and random blogging thoughts as they arise from

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Since 2010, I have been an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts with an excellent team of colleagues from Japan, the UK, USA, and Canada. Our students are very motivated, fun and interesting young women preparing to study abroad for a full year during their 4-year degree in our program.

In the fall of 2010, a core group of international collaborators, supported by hundreds of teachers worldwide, began developing the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDI), a global
initiative for teachers by teachers dedicated to offering practical, affordable and excellent online teacher development opportunities for ALL teachers.