Bethany Iyobe

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
English as a Second Language

College Hall 448A
Phone: 412.396.4732
iyobeb@duq.edu

Education:

M.Sc., TESOL, Aston University, 2005
B.A., School of International Service, American University, 1995
Courses

Academic Speaking in Context
International Teaching Assistant Seminar
Advanced Speaking
Basic Note-taking and Academic Discussion
Intermediate Writing


Presentations

2014 - English-medium instruction in Japan: Who teaches what to whom, and why? Painting a picture of undergraduate EMI in Japan. Presented with Brown at 40th Annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Tsukuba, Japan.


2014 - Understanding the current state of English-medium instruction in Japan. Presented with Brown at First Annual Conference on Global Higher Education. Tokyo, Japan.


2013 - CLIL and English as a lingua franca: How they interact in an English-medium economics course at a Japanese university. The Third Asian Conference on Language Learning. Osaka, Japan.


2012 - Applying a CLIL framework to an English-medium economics course for Japanese university students. Presented with Li at International Studies and Regional Development Research Conference. Niigata, Japan.


2012 - An evaluation of the use of student generated materials. Presented with Riley at North East Asian Region Language Education Conference. Niigata, Japan.


2012 - Creating and using student generated materials. Presented with Brown at 38th Annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Hamamutsu-shi, Japan.


2010 - Teaching Lab: Gearing up for English-medium classes. Presented with Brown at 36th Annual JALT International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Nagoya, Japan.

Publications

Investigation into Japanese Early Childhood Care and Education Professionals' Consciousness of Language Development in Children. (with Umeda-2014). The Bulletin of Society for Human Life Studies, 5(5), 53-62.


CLIL to what degree: a trial in English medium education at a Japanese university - Is it CLIL or not? (with Li-2013). Asian EFL Journal, CLIL in Asia special edition, 15(4), 372 - 381.


An evaluation of the use of student generate materials (with Brown & Riley-2013). The Language Teacher, 37(2), 3-12.

Bio

Bethany Mueller Iyobe joined the ESL Program at Duquesne University as a full-time faculty member in July 2015. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and an MSc in TESOL. Prior to coming to Duquesne, Bethany spent close to 20 years teaching English in Japan and over 10 years as a full-time faculty member at Japanese universities. While in Japan, she participated in numerous aspects of university administration, as well as curriculum development for the English language programs at those institutions. Her research interests have focused on the expansion of English-medium education at Japanese Universities and the processes and possibilities of combining content and language learning at the tertiary level.