Andrew Boon is an associate professor in the faculty of humanities at Toyo Gakuen University. He has been teaching in Japan for over 15 years and is currently an Aston University PhD student. His research focuses on learner support and discovery in non-judgmental environments. He has been an active member of the Japan Association for Language Teaching since 2004, has presented at numerous conferences, and has published articles on teacher development, motivation, and methodology.
He is the co-author of textbooks Discover the News (Language Solutions, 2013), Inspire (Cengage – National Geographic), and author of graded readers This is Facebook, Homestay in the UK, and Culture Shock in Japan (Macmillan).
Atama-ii graded readers are multiple-path adventure stories in easy English. They are ideal for reluctant readers or for learners of English as a second language. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
All titles in the series are at about the 300 headword level and about 2,500 words in total. Each text page is between 100 and 110 words and is accompanied by a full-page color illustration to aid comprehension. Each story contains 8 different endings, and so it is re-readable many times.
The Atama-ii series is nominated for the 2015 British Council ELTon Award for Innovation in Learner Resources. Titles #4 and #5, Backstage Pass and Hunter in the Darkness, are also nominated for a 2015 Language Learner Literature Award.
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YOU live and work in Tokyo. Every day is the same. You get up, you go to work, you go home again. Then, one day, everything is different. Very, very different... Choose from 8 different endings! The Atama-ii series is nominated for the 2015 British Council ELTon Award for Innovation in Learner Resources, and two of the titles are nominated for a Language Learner Literature Awards.