Natsuko Shintani is a Professor in the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Kansai University. Her research interests include the interface between second language instruction and second language acquisition, with particular emphasis on task-based language teaching, second language writing, and the role of individual differences. Her work has appeared in journals such as Language Learning, TESOL Quarterly, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Her current research focuses on the role of instruction in developing L2 pragmatic knowledge.

Ph.D., University of Auckland