David Beglar has been teaching in the graduate TESOL programs at Temple University's Japan Campus since 1993. In that time, he has taught nineteen graduate courses ranging from teaching methodology to educational statistics. His primary research interests are in the areas of foreign language vocabulary learning and teaching, and foreign language assessment. He is currently working on longitudinal studies concerning the effects of extensive reading on reading fluency development, and task-based curricula and changes in students' willingness to communicate over two years of academic study.

Recent publications:

  • Beglar, D., & Murray, N. (2017). Contemporary Topics 3. 21st Century Skills for Academic Success (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education.
  • McLean, S., Kramer, B., & Beglar, D. (2015). The creation and validation of a listening vocabulary levels test. Language Teaching Research (Special Issue: Vocabulary Research and Pedagogy), 19, 741-760. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362168814567889
  • Beglar, D., & Hunt, A. (2014). Pleasure reading and reading rate gains. Reading in a Foreign Language, 26, 29-49.
  • Beglar, D., & Nation, P. (2013). Assessing vocabulary. In A. Kunan (Ed.), The companion to language assessment. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Beglar, D., Hunt, A., & Kite, Y. (2012). The effect of pleasure reading on Japanese university EFL learners' reading rates. Language Learning, 62(3), 665-703.
  • Beglar, D. (2010). A Rasch-based validation of the vocabulary size test. Language Testing, 27(1), 101-118.
  • Murray, N., & Beglar, D. (2009). Inside track: Writing dissertations and theses. London: Pearson Education.

Ed.D., Temple University