Dr. Charles Browne

charlie 1Dr.  Browne is Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL and Head of the EFL Teacher Training Program at Meiji Gakuin University’s English Department, a top-ranked private university in Tokyo, Japan. He is a well known expert in online language learning, especially as it applies to second language vocabulary acquisition and reading skills development,  and publishes widely on the topics of English education in Japan, 2nd language vocabulary acquisition and online learning. He has created many free websites and tools for learners and teachers including  ER-Central.com, which is devoted to extensive reading and listening, OGTE (Online Graded Text Editor), which helps create graded reading materials, and many free corpus-based wordlists & associated learning tools such as the NGSLNAWL and TSL. He has worked in many capacities for the Japanese Ministry of Education, was the first Nation Chairman of the JET Program, and has served as chief consultant for many online learning companies such as iShine Professional College, EnglishCentral,  CoooriSlangSecretBuilders and GoFluent. He was also the co-founder and patent-holder of the vocabulary testing and learning software developed for Word Engine. He works hard to share this knowledge with teachers, students, researchers, and content developers through countless presentations, seminars and hand-on workshops around the world.