Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Phone: 64 9 921 9999 ext 6018
Room WT808, Level 8, AUT Tower, corner of Wakefield and Rutland Streets, Auckland Central
- Master of Arts
- Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (Hons)
- Kanji - all levels
- Japanese language
- Co-operative Education (Undergraduate)
- Japanese Kanji
- Japanese Katakana Script
- Teaching and Learning Strategies
Dallas has a deep interest in resolving some of the many complexities of the kanji classroom. Her work is of value in an area where there is little applicable research available.
Current Research Projects:
- Dallas Nesbitt. Affective issues with katakana loan word mastery. Case studies with kanji-background students.
- Dallas Nesbitt. User refinement of Computer Assisted Language Learning tools (CALL) developed for kanji learning.
- Dallas Nesbitt, Yuka Waller. The impact of teacher-modelled learning strategies on student choice of learning strategies for studying kanji
- Nesbitt. D (2009). Achieving unconscious recall of kanji: Can rote learning help?, New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, (in press)
- Nesbitt. D (2009). Katakana: Investigating the possibility of devising a systematic method of teaching Japanese loanwords, Paper presented at the NZARE (NZ Association for Research in Education) conference, Rotorua, December.
- Nesbitt, D. (2008, July). Investigating Teacher-led Motivation . Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT) Conference 2008, Wellington, New Zealand
- Nesbitt, D. (2008, November). Beyond General Teaching Strategies to Language-specific, Level-specific and Ethno-specific Strategies. Paper presented at the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) Symposium 2008, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Nesbitt, D. (2005, September). Learner autonomy: Beginning the process. Paper presented at the Independent Learning Association (ILA) Oceania Conference 2005, Manukau Institute of Technology, Manukau City.
- Nesbitt, D. (2005, September). The study of kanji: rearranging the furniture for more effective learning. Auckland Learning Centre, Auckland: Japan Foundation 'Network Project 2005'.
- Nesbitt. D (2003). The study of kanji: Links between secondary and tertiary study, The New Zealand Language Teacher, 29, 27-29.
- Nesbitt, D. (2000). Effective use of the language laboratory. Paper presented at Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
- Nesbitt, D., Nesbitt, J., Uchimaru, K. (1990). Contact Japanese- Japanese language textbook for beginners, New House, Auckland.