Wood, David John

Professor David John Wood was awarded his M.Phil. in English from Leicester University. He completed post-graduate studies in first-language English Education at the Victoria University of Manchester’s School of Education and later in TEOL at Asian University. Professor Wood was the first foreigner to become English Department Chair at a Japanese University.

Using Photographs to Learn a Second Language: A New Approach for TESOL
2015 1-4955-0423-9
“Wood offers an interesting, innovative, if not slightly unconventional, methodology for language teaching [he] presents and studies a new approach he calls Photo Communication in which the second language classroom rejects traditional textbooks and instead relies upon the student’s own personal history as revealed by photos. The students’ photos then become both the material and the method for language study.”
-Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne,
University of Nebraska, Omaha