Michael Furmanovsky

Ryukoku University


Michael Furmanovsky is a Professor of Cultural Studies at Ryukoku University. He teaches language, culture and movie-based history classes while also being active in the field of Japanese popular culture, presenting regularly at Japan Studies conferences. He has written and presented on a wide variety of practical areas including Reading Circles in Extensive Reading; pragmatics; task-based learning; approaches to teaching global issues and more. He is THT’s Co-Country Coordinator for Vietnam and the Philippines and has been active in volunteer teaching in both countries since 2007.


Class readers A Task Based Approach to Creating Effective Reading Circle Activities more

Fri, Aug 13, 12:25-12:45 Asia/Tokyo

This presentation will give the results of the instructor’s experience designing tasks for Reading Circles built on multiple copies of the same set of Graded Readers in a modified ER-based program. The presentation will explore a number of activities including reports that target vocabulary acquisition and integrate online digital tools

Michael Furmanovsky