TESL Cert., BA, MA

School of Access & Academic Preparation

604.986.1911 ext. 3565
Birch Building, room BR358


TESL Certificate, Professional Standard Three Permanent, TESL Canada Federation, 2015.

MA, Applied Linguistics, University of Newcastle, 2013.

TESOL Certificate, OnTESOL, 2009.

BA, English, Thompson Rivers University, 2008.


Matthew Michaud (MA, University of Newcastle, 2013) is an instructor and researcher in both the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) department and the School of Communication. Michaud taught in Japan for eight years until a return back to Canada in 2016. His main research interests include communicative competencies, corrective feedback in academic writing, intercultural communication and Indigenous studies.

Michaud worked in the Centre of Teaching Excellence in 2019 on Indigenous Initiatives and has since been working on ways to Indigenize his curricula. Moreover, he continually builds onto his course content, adding new technological elements into his courses. He is passionate about teaching and always creates positive and open-minded class atmospheres whereby nurturing student growth in language and communication development.

I teach reading, grammar, writing, listening and speaking courses in the EAP Department. Moreover, I enjoy teaching speaking and communication-related courses.

As I have a background in linguistics and communication, I find that I enjoy task-based lessons the most. Examples of this are resume, cover letter, and essay writing and presentation and group discussions.

Also, I relish opportunities to teach creative writing, Pecha Kucha presentations and student success strategies. I also like teaching reading classes, as I can introduce interesting topics to students. Such topics may include Indigenous literature, Canadian history, Japanese culture and environmental sustainability.

In Progress

Perks, B. & Michaud, M., Corrective feedback in Essay Writing Performance.

Itoi, K. & Michaud, M., Translanguaging for a Better Future of English Education in Japan.


Michaud, M. & Hooper, T., Cultivating Student Understanding of Context through Drama and Scriptwriting, Scenario Journal, 2016(2), 22-36, 2017.

Michaud, M., Pecha Kucha in EFL Creating Creative Presentations, Classroom Resources: Practical Ideas for Teachers. A Publication of the Speech, Drama & Debate SIG of The Japan Association for Language Teaching, 1, 9-1/22-24, 2016.

Michaud, M., Oral Communication in the Japanese Senior High School: Communicative Competence and Comparisons of Textbooks Used for EFL Instruction, Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 6(2), 231-257, 2015.

Michaud, M. & Colpitts, B., English as a Lingua Franca: Globalization, Ownership, and the Diversification of English, Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, 20, 125-131, 2015.

Michaud, M. & Hollenback, M., Material Foreign Loanwords and the Emergence of English in Japanese, Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, 20, 259-274, 2015.

Michaud, M. & Perks, B., Corrective Feedback Clarifications in Second Language Acquisition, Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, 20, 117-123, 2015.

Michaud, M., Settlement into Hokkaido and its Effect on the Environment and the Ainu People, Kwansei Gakuin University Social Sciences Review, 20, 1-10, 2015.

Michaud, M., Dam Building and the Over Concretization of Japan, Kwansei Gakuin University Social Sciences Review, 20, 91-100, 2015.

Michaud, M., Reflections on Teaching Abroad in Japan, BC TEAL Fall Newsletter, 13-14, 2015.

Michaud, M., Inquiries into EFL Education in Japan: Culture, Diversity, and Classroom Pedagogies. Kwansei Gakuin University: eX Essays on Language and Culture, 9, 89-107, 2015.

Michaud, M., Using Recipe Production to Teach Group C, JALT: The Language Teacher, 38(2), 31-32, 2014.

Michaud, M., On Collocative Meaning: Semantics and EFL, Journal of Kyoto Seika University, 43, 86-98, 2013.

Michaud, M., At a Caf: Designing a Beginner Lesson P, Hawaii TESOL: The Word, 22(2), 14-15, 2013.