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Kazumi Hiramatsu-Kidd

IWLP Exams Officer

Areas of interest

My particular interest lies in the development of materials for students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. 


Modules taught: IWLP Japanese Stage 1-3 (currently Stage 1 and 2)


I joined IWLP at the University of Reading in 2001. Prior to that, I taught Japanese full-time for 5 years at the University of Oxford ( B.A. in Japanese), and then for 2 years at the University of Essex (M.A in Japanese). I was teaching English at universities in Japan, before I came to the U.K. to study Applied Linguistics on Rotary International Scholarship.

I enjoy nature, and also spending time with my family.

Academic qualifications

  • M.A.: University of Illinois (USA), Applied Linguistics
  • M.Ed.: University of Sheffield, e-learning
  • B.A.: University of Kobe (Japan), English Literature & Linguistics

Professional bodies/affiliations

I am a member of AULC (Association of University Language Centres) and UKALTA (UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment).