Robert Fox

Teaching Associate: Centre for English Language and Communication at Aston (CELCA)

Robert Fox

Robert started teaching English in 1989 in Japan. He lived in Nagoya City for 20 years and taught English for 15 years in Japanese universities. He was a Lecturer in English at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.

He joined Aston University, his alma mater, as a member of staff in 2008 to teach a variety of courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) within the Centre for English Language and Communication at Aston (CELCA). He has also taught modules related to Discourse Analysis and Systemic Function Grammar on undergraduate programmes within the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS).

He is currently Director of the Year Abroad Programme for international students from Japanese universities and Co-Director of the Pre-sessional English Programmes. From October 2013, he will be launching the teaching of Japanese language at Aston University with the Japanese for Beginners modules, part of the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP). 

  • MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Aston University
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test 日本語能力試験二級
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (pending)
  • LA1205 English Language Reflective Diary (Kansai)
  • LA1203 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Kansai)
  • LA1202 Academic Skills (Kansai)
  • LA1201 IELTS Preparation with Current Affairs (Kansai)
  • LA1200 Introduction to the Language of Business (Kansai)
  • LA1204 Introduction to the Language of Tourism and Hospitality (Kansai)
  • LA2200 British Society through Contemporary Literature (Kansai)
  • LS2201 Life in Britain (Kansai)
  • LS2202 British Society through Printed Media (Kansai)
  • LJ4100 Japanese for Beginners 1
  • LJ1401 Japanese for Beginners 2

  • English for academic and professional purposes
  • Intercultural communication
  • Second language acquisition and bilingualism
  • Japanese language and culture
  • Blended learning 
  • Acting Deputy Head of the Centre for English Language and Communication at Aston
  • Director of Year Abroad Programme
  • Co-Director of Pre-sessional English Programmes
  • Convenor and tutor for Japanese Language on the University Wide Language Programme
  • British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
  • Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
Room: NW820F
Phone: 0121 204 3177
Email: r.a.fox@aston.ac.uk