TESL Cert., BA, MA

Inst., English for Academic Purposes
School of Access & Academic Preparation
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604.986.1911 ext. 3565
Birch Building, room BR358


TESL Certificate, Professional Standard Three (Permanent), TESL Canada Federation, Calgary, 2015.

MA, Applied Linguistics, University of Newcastle, 2013.

TESOL Certificate, OnTESOL, Toronto, 2009.

BA, English, Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, 2008.


Matthew Michaud (MA, Newcastle, 2013) is an instructor in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) department. His main research interests include communicative competencies, corrective feedback in academic writing, intercultural communication and indigenous studies.

Michaud is involved in the following committee work at Capilano University: EAP 100 Assessment Planning, Community Engagement, Nicholas J. Collins; Frances and Anne Farnan Memorial Award; Jim Cooke Award Selection Scholarships, Private Pathways Committee, and the Indigenizing the Academy Committee.

Since joining the EAP department, I have had the enjoyment of teaching various skills and levels. I tend to teach reading, grammar, writing and speaking courses, in addition to listening and grammar.

I truly enjoy teaching speaking classes as it is gratifying to see student improvement week by week. 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.