Neil Millington has taught English as a foreign language in Japan for over 12 years. He has taught a wide range of age levels from pre-kindergarten students to adults. He is currently teaching at the tertiary level. He earned his BA at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England and his MA in TESOL at Lancaster University, England. Currently, Neil is working on his PhD language learning motivation also at Lancaster University. He hopes the findings of this study will help to understand what motivates Japanese learners to learn English and how these motivations fluctuate over time. Neil is also the co-founder of dreamreader.net, an English reading website with hundreds of free lessons for teachers and learners.