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Mackenzie Graham

NameMackenzie Graham
AffiliationSophia University
SectionCenter for Language Education and Research
Job titleProject Associate Professor
DegreeMA in Sociology(University of Glasgow), MA in TESOL(University of London)
Research funding number90758129
J-Global ID201501004750730550


English Curriculum Committee Member.
Working with the curriculum team since April 2022, I have been contributing to curriculum and department policy. My notable activities include designing a questionnaire for students on elective courses, and devising the new Advanced III courses with Prof. Chantal Hemmi under the supervision of Prof. Yoshiaki Sugiki and the English Curriculum Committee.
SPSF Programme Design.
Since May 2018 I have been working in tandem with Prof Chantal Hemmi of CLER and under the supervision of the English Curriculum Committee, I designed and planned the SPSF (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures) courses. The SPSF Academic Writing I and II, Presentations, and Critical Thinking and Discussions courses have been launched and rolled out with the programme now in its third year.
Whole-University FD Activity: EMI-Share-Online and Beyond.
I have been involved in planning and delivering FD programmes on EMI. Since 2019, I have been planning the EMI-Share sessions as a member of the EMI working group under the supervision of the Faculty Development Committee. We explore aspects of language use in EMI, and offer support in EMI practice. Our mission is to explore effective ways in which to teach subjects through English, bearing in mind the different circumstances that teachers are facing under the influence of the pandemic. During the pandemic we were working on dialogic ways of exploring online, HyFlex and blended learning in EMI in a way that it accommodates both teacher and learner needs.
Inductions for new Shokutaku and part-time teachers.
Since 2018, together with Prof Chantal Hemmi, with the guidance of the English Curriculum Committee, I have been conducting three-hour induction programmes for newly employed part-time instructors. Since 2023 I have also helped coordinate and deliver induction for new Shokutaku teachers.
Induction and reflection sessions for SPSF teachers.
I have conducted two 1.5-hour sessions online each year from 2020 for Shokutaku professors who are teaching on the SPSF programme. These sessions serve as both induction sessions for teachers who are new to the programme, and as reflection in which those who have taught on the programme share their achievements and challenges with SPSF.
Teacher support through INSETS (AC and SPSF).
From 2015 I have been an active member of the INSET Team, sharing my experience of teaching EAP, CLIL and SPSF courses. My aim is to facilitate interaction in the INSET activities to ensure quality in developing courses offered, using a whole-school approach to teacher development.
Being an advisor for students from East Timor.
Under the supervision of Prof Yoshiaki Sugiki, Chair of English, since 2015 I have been assessing and giving study advice to students from East Timor, as well as ensuring that they can integrate well into Sophia University classes.
Training design and implementation for LLC tutors.
From 2015 I have been delivering training which I designed with the guidance of Prof Yoshiaki Sugiki, Chair of English, for conversation group and writing tutors at the LLC. I have devised the training in a step-by-step manner so that tutors clearly know what is expected of them, yet at they same time do not feel daunted and feel supported by me and (in the case of conversation groups) other students.
Planning and conducting Menkyokoushin courses for the Katei Centre.
With the guidance of the Katei Centre, I planned and disseminated online Menkyokoushin courses on application of CLIL methodology. In 2018 and 2019 I delivered this training to 40 teachers at Sophia University. In 2021 I collaborated with Prof Katsuya Yokomoto in 2021, when it was delivered to 20 teachers participating online from different parts of Japan.
Doctoral research
From  2019 I have been engaged in doctoral research at Stirling University on a part-time basis on English Medium Instruction professional development.

Research Interests

English Medium Instruction (EMI). Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Education - general / 


Mackenzie. G   
Lingua   32    Mar 2022   [Refereed]
Takanori Sato   Katsuya Yokomoto   Graham Mackenzie   
International Perspectives on CLIL   63-84   Jun 2021   [Refereed]
Mackenzie, Graham   
Lingua   30    Feb 2020
Mackenzie, G   Yokomoto, K   
The Language Teacher   43(6)    2020   [Refereed]
Mackenzie, G   
Bilingual Japan   28(2)    2019   [Invited]


Graham Mackenzie   Matthew Shaefer   
Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) 2022   13 Nov 2022   
ICLHE East Asia   19 Jun 2021   
Mackenzie   G. Yokomoto, K   
JALT Conference   3 Nov 2019   

Professional Memberships

Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE). I am social media co-ordinator for the East Asia chapter.
The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

Research Projects

Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018


Judge for the John Nissel Cup national speech contest (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020).