Jul 14

Nice to meet you!


Edited: Jul 14


Hello and nice to meet you. My name is Philip Riccobono and I currently teach English language learners at Kobe University in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. I am originally from the U.S., having lived on both coasts. I have had the pleasure of teaching English learners in Thailand, South Korea, and Japan. I completed my Ph.D. at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. My research interests include corpus linguistics, ESP, vocabulary acquisition and MALL. I enjoy sharing my research and presenting at conferences, meeting like-minded educators who seek new approaches to help our learners. My family and I will soon return to Southern Nevada, where I will resume working in CCSD. I have been an active member of Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), functioning in different capacities as an officer of the Osaka Chapter. I look forward to meeting you! Thank you.

When not teaching, you might find me working with learners of varying forms of ESP. Chiba Kita High School Baseball Club Baseball English Seminar


That is awesome Philip! Thank you for sharing your teaching journey. I am sure teaching abroad has been an amazing opportunity for you. I'd love to learn more about your work!

Hi Vanessa! Thank you so much for your note. Teaching ELL and researching in Asia has been an incredible chapter, filled with an abundance of growth. I plan on visiting LV mid-March and would love to attend a meeting. If you like, I can present something.


If all goes well, my family and I will relocate to Southern Nevada next summer.


Have a great semester!


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