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Affiliation (Master)

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Affiliation (Master)

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Profile and Settings


  • Hokkaido University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Specially Appointed Lecturer


  • B.A.(University of California, Santa Barbara)

Profile and Settings

  • Profile

    I'm a lecturer of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), focusing solely on bachelor- and PhD-course students at the faculty of veterinary medicine. My specialty is a branch of EFL called English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Basically, I must provide field-specific language tools to veterinary students so they can navigate the global context. As I am neither trained as a veterinarian nor are there any EFL texts specifically designed for veterinarians, I often apply corpus linguistics as a method to develop useful course materials.
  • Name (Japanese)

  • Name (Kana)

    Michael James
  • Name


Alternate Names


  • Hokkaido University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Specially Appointed Lecturer


Research Interests

  • internationalization   linguistic morphology   evolutionary biology   race relations   intellectual history   inter-cultural communication   English for Specific Purposes   corpus linguistics   

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Primary/secondary education and curricula / English for Specific Purposes
  • Humanities & social sciences / English linguistics / Corpus Linguistics

Research Experience

  • 2018/04 - Today Hokkaido University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Specially Appointed Lecturer
  • 2014/04 - 2018/03 Hokkaido University Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine Specially Appointed Assistant Professor


  • 2008/03 - 2008/03  Oxford Seminars  Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • 1999/09 - 2004/03  University of California, Santa Barbara  Faculty of Black Studies


  • Mixing Vessel for International Communication  [Invited]
    Michael James Henshaw
    Sapporo Summer Symposium for One Health 2018  2018/09
  • Teaching vocabulary and phrases beyond the instructor’s knowledge range with a purpose-built corpus of veterinary medicine  [Invited]
    Michael James Henshaw
    Japan Assoc. for Lang. Teaching (JALT) Hokkaido 2017  2017/10
  • Data-Mining Billions of Words to Improve Your Writing: An interactive workshop using corpus linguistics  [Invited]
    Michael James Henshaw
    Guest presentation, e3: English Engineering Education program  2017/02

Media Coverage

  • Radio Deejay
    Date : 2001/09
    Publisher, broadcasting station: KCSB 91.9 Santa Barbara
    Program, newspaper magazine: Dancing in Your Head jazz radio program
    Media report

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