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Ralph L. ROSE

Associate Professor (准教授)
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
Curriculum Vita: (pdf)


Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE)
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
3-4-1 Ohkubo, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 169-8555 Japan

Research interests

  • Features of speech fluency (esp., filled pauses)
  • Hesitation Phenomena in second language development
  • Language and language-teaching application development


  • English as a Foreign Language: Communication Strategies, Discussion, Academic Reading and Writing
  • Linguistics: English linguistics, Phonetics & Phonology; Psycholinguistics


  • Fluidity real-time fluency feedback app
  • Word Quiz Constructor for AWL-based quizzes
  • Feedbacker online peer feedback tool


  • Hiroshima, Miyajima, and okonomi-yaki
  • Classical and instrumental music

Remember then: there is only one time that is important - Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. The most necessary man is he with whom you are, for no man knows whether he will ever have dealings with any one else: and the most important affair is, to do him good, because for that purpose alone was man sent into this life!

- Leo Tolstoy, "The Three Questions"