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.