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Roger Civit i Contra

 

Curriculum Vitae

Contact:

Email: rcivit at gmail.com

 

 

I. Education

2012 - 2015: PhD in Language Sciences at Kobe City  University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan. Thesis title: "Event theory: non-eventive constructions in Japanese and Spanish and applications for the teaching of Imperfective in the L2 classroom".

2008: Enrolled in the Linguistics PhD Program at the University of Arizona, USA. (Dropped out for personal reasons.)

2005-2007: MA in Japanese Linguistics, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan). Thesis title: “Absolutive Case Checking in Modern Japanese Transitivity Alternations”.

1997-2002: Degree in Translation Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).

 

II. Teaching Experience

2015 - Present: Professor of Spanish at Kansai University (Japan)

2012 - Present: Professor of Spanish at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan)

2010 - Present: Professor of Spanish Conversation at Kansai Gakuin University (Japan)

2012 - 2015: Part-time teacher of Spanish at Maria Teresa Spanish School, in Kobe (Japan) 

2009 -2012: Full-time teacher of Spanish at Maria Teresa Spanish School, in Kobe (Japan)

2003: Temporary teaching substitute for Prof. M. Sanz at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan) , in the subject of Spanish Seminar (Second Language Acquisition processes)

2002: Private tutoring of Translation Theory Studies in Barcelona (Spain)

 

III. Academic publications

Civit, R. 2015 "Events in Japanese: a reinterpretation of aspectual suffixes of the Uwajima dialect" in Fukushima, N. et al (2015)

Fukushima, N., Nomura, R., Narita, M., Romero Díaz, J., Civit, R. Ramírez Gómez, D., Mayoral Muñoz, M. A. 2015 "The Kobe Gaidai Ronso. The Kobe City University Journal 2015 vol.65 no. 3 [Estudios Hispánicos]" Japan: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Sanz, M. & Civit, R. 2007. “The Poverty of the Stimulus in L2 Acquisition or the Struggle between (Implicit) Hypothesis-Making and (Explicit) Reasoning”. ms. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan). Presented at Japanese Society for the Language Sciences 9th Annual Conference, Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University, Sendai, Japan, July 7th 2007

Sanz, M., Civit, R. & Rodríguez, S. 2006. “Reestructuración de la interlengua en alumnos de E/LE de nivel intermedio”(Restructuring of the Interlanguage of Intermediate Level Students of Spanish as a Foreign Laguage). Talk given at the Círculo de Lingüística Hispánica de Kansai, Osaka (Japan).

Civit, R. 2006. “Métodos de enseñanza de español en el entorno universitario japonés” (Methods of Spanish Language Teaching in a Japanese University Environment) in Sanz et al. 2005

Sanz, M., Civit, R., Rodríguez, S., Fukushima, N., Nishikawa & T., Miyamoto, M. 2005 “Hacia un método más eficaz del español para hablantes de japonés” (Towards a better method of teaching Spanish to Japanese language speakers) Annals of Foreign Studies Vol.65. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

Sanz, M., Civit, R., Rodríguez, S. 2005. “The ‘Spiral Effect’ in the L2 acquisition Process: A Study of Japanese Native Speakers Learning Spanish”. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan). Poster presented at the ISB5, Barcelona.

 

IV. Fellowships and awards

2014 Entitled to the "Monbukagakusho Shougakukin" (文部科学省奨学金)scholarship to carry out Doctorate studies at Kobe City  University of Foreign Studies

2012 Entitled to the “Gakushuu Shoureihi” (学習奨励費) scholarship to carry out Doctorate studies at Kobe City  University of Foreign Studies

2008 Entitled to full Teacher Assistantship, Graduate College Fellowship and various other aids for studying at the University of Arizona, USA.

2005-2007 Full scholarship by the Monbukagakusho (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) to carry out Master studies at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan). 

2004-2006 Member of the research team “Hacia un método más eficaz del español para hablantes de japonés” (Towards a better method of teaching Spanish to Japanese language speakers ) at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan)

2003-2005 Full scholarship by the Monbukagakusho (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) to carry out research studies at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

2000-2001 Full scholarship by the Monbukagakusho (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) to carry out an intensive Japanese language training course at Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan).

1999 First prize at the Japanese Speech Contest, Barcelona (Spain), Higher Level

1999 Second prize at the Japanese Speech Contest, Madrid (Spain), Beginner Level

1997 Award by the Japan Foundation for attaining high marks at the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken) Level 3.

1997 Graduated with Honors at I.E.S. Martí i Franquès High School, Tarragona (Spain).

 

V. Other Academic Diplomas

2003-2005 Research student at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Japan). Field of research: Second Language Acquisition processes.

2002 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken) Level 1.

2000-2001 Exchange student at Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku), Tokyo (Japan). Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency, Higher Level.

1997 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken) Level 3.

1993-1997 High School studies at I.E.S. Martí i Franquès, Tarragona (Spain).

1995 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken) Level 4.

 

 

VI. Language Skills

Catalan: Native level

Spanish: Native level

English: Advanced level (TOEFL IBT 115)

Japanese: Advanced level (JLPT Level 1)

French, Portuguese: Capable of reading