Duck-Young Lee is Reader in Japanese at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He has developed many syllabuses and learning materials for beginners of Japanese courses at the ANU for the past two decades. He has won multiple awards for his teaching, including the College Award for Excellence in Language Teaching in 2008, the College Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012, and the ANU Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2009 and 2013. His research interests include spoken discourse, the interface between grammar and pragmatics, and language teaching. Outcomes of his researches in particular on spoken language and Japanese grammar have been adopted to his teaching.