Amy Takebe, PhD student in TESL/Linguistics

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Office: Wes Watkins Center 307G



MA, English with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Oklahoma State University

BA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Oklahoma Christian University

Areas of Interest/Expertise/Research
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Multimodal Discourse Analysis
  • Risk Communication
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • ESL/EFL Curriculum Development
Courses Taught at OSU
  • English for Aviation (English Language Institute)
  • ENGL 1123 International Freshman Composition I
  • ENGL 1223 International Freshman Composition II
  • ENGL 4063 Descriptive Linguistics
  • GRAD 5092 ITA Training-Presentation Skills
Selected Publications
Referred Articles

Williams, M. & Takebe, A. I. (2016). Anatomy of English musical project. Journal of the English LIterary Society of Hakodate, 55. 129-145.

Ives, A. (2013). The possibility of using TV dramas as a language teaching and learning tool based on students' schemata. Journal of the English Literary Society of Hakodate, 52. 7-17.

Ives, A. (2012). Incorporating theatrical activities in ESL clasrooms: Learners' points of view. Journal of the English Literary Society of Hakodate, 51, 79-95.

Teaching Resources

Takebe, A. I. (in press). What's in my bag?: Discussion activities based on earthquake preparedness. Japan Association for Language Teaching: The Language Teacher.

Takebe, A. I. (2016). A speech practice using an essay from the Japan Times ST. Classroom Resources: Practical Ideas for Teachers. A Publication of the Speech, Drama & Debate SIG of The Japan Association for Language Teaching, 1, 4.

Selected Conference Presentations

Hess, E., Koltovskaia, S., & Takebe, A. (2021, June 18-19). Talking about racial injustice through simulations in the international composition classrooms [Paper presentation]. Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication Cnference, Houston, Texas, United States.

Takebe, A. (2020, November 20-22). Too polite for a warning? The use of honorifics in Japanese disaster warnings on Twitter [Paper presentation]. 14th High Desert Linguistics Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Hess, E., & Takebe, A. I. (2019, October 18-20). Politeness in Japanese and Korean disaster warnings [Paper presentation]. 27th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Seoul, South Korea.

Takebe, A. I. (2016, November 25-28). Reader's theatre in a presentation class [Paper presentation]. JALT 42nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition, Nagoya, Japan.

Takebe, A. I. (2016, April 5-8). Exploring oral presentations from multicultural perspectives [Poster session]. TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Ives, A. (2013, October 25-28). A short film project for an EFL class [Paper presentation]. JALT 39th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition, Kobe, Japan.

Professional Appointments or Professional Service
  • 2021 Oklahoma State University English Language Institute Assistant Director
  • 2020-2021 Bill Anderson Fund Student Council Executive Board Member (Lightning Talks Coordinator))
  • 2019-2020 Bill Anderson Fund Lightning Talks Committee Member
  • 2019 4th Annual Spring Forum in TESL and Applied Linguistic Forum Program Co-chair
  • 2019-2021 Oklahoma State University International Composition Program Assistant Director
  • 2018-2019 Oklahoma State University TESLing Student Association Vice President
  • 2018-present Oklahoma State University International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Exam Rater
Awards and Recognition
  • 2021 Carol Guagliardo Preston TESLing Award
  • 2021 Ravi Sheorey Travel Award
  • 2020 Oklahoma State University Graduate and Professional Student Government Association Travel Award
  • 2020 TESL/Linguistics Scholarship
  • 2020 Sally Hinrich Ph.D. Scholarship
  • 2020 English Graduate Student Association Travel Fund Scholarship
  • 2019-present Bill Anderson Fund Fellow
  • 2019 Ravi Sheorey Travel Award
Current Research
  • The use of Japanese honorifics in disaster warnings on Social Networking Sites
  • Multimodal discourse analysis of Japanese and English disaster warnings on television
  • Folk linguistic investigation of directives in disaster warning
  • The use of simulations in university-level English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classrooms to build racial literacy among international students