Mike Bostwick currently serves as Founding Director of the first English/Japanese dual language program (Kindergarten – Grade12) in Japan. Established in 1992 and accredited by both the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) and the International Baccalaureate Organization, the program has been recognize nationally and internationally as a groundbreaking model in bilingual education. He has taught at all age levels (kindergarten - university) in both the US and Japan. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education with Specialization in TESOL from Temple University, Japan. He as been active in promoting research of immersion education and teacher training in Japan and the US. His interests include: Bilingualism, Content-Based Foreign Language Instruction, and Immersion Education. Some publications include:

  • Bostwick M. (2011). Content instruction and the L2 learner. IB position paper, Geneva: International Baccalaureate.
  • Sakai, K., Nauchi, A., Tatsuno,Y., Hirano, K., Muraishi, Y., Kimura, M., Bostwick, M., Yusa, N. (2009). Distinct roles of left inferior frontal regions that explain individual differences in second language acquisition. Human Brain Mapping. 30, 2440-2452.
  • Bostwick, M. (2001). English language immersion in a Japanese school. In D. Christian & F. Genesee (eds.), Bilingual Education. Alexandra: TESOL.
  • Bostwick, M. (2001). Bilingual education of children in Japan: Year four of a partial immersion program. In M. Goebel Noguchi & S. Fotos (eds.) Studies in Japanese Bilingualism. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Ed.D., Temple University