Several of our former guests presented their work 

at the JALT International Conference this year.

If you are interested in hearing more about their background, check out their interviews from the links below:

Citation #6: Marc Helgesen

(Sunday, November 22nd; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Chris interviewed Dr. Marc Helegesen about his new textbook "English Teaching and the Science of Happiness". They discussed how to include activities focusing on mindfulness into your language classroom and the importance of keeping the concepts of positive psychology at the forefront of your lesson planning.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 with John Wiltshier (see below) on the topic of "Teaching Online and After: What we will keep".

Marc's guest page

 

Citation #7: Simon Humphries

(Tuesday, November 17th; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

(Thursday, November 19th; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Jonathan interviewed Dr. Simon Humphries about his paper on the subject of teacher observation and how researchers are sometimes asked to give more than we initially thought necessary, as in the case of the research subject requesting guidance in their professional activities.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Academic Partnerships: Intercultural Negotiation" and also participating in Macquarie University roundtable.

Simon's guest page

 

Citation #9: Curtis Kelly

(Tuesday, November 17th; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

(Friday, November 20th; 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM)

(Sunday, November 22nd; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Jonathan interviewed Dr. Curtis Kelly about his research into the changing demographics of Japanese society and the possible future impacts on higher education.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topics of "Predictive language processing" and "Transformative language communities" in his fora and in the "Neuroscience of Language Learning" workshop

Curtis's guest page

 

Citation #10: Joseph Siegel

(Saturday, November 21st; 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM)

Chris interviewed Dr. Joseph Siegel about his work on notetaking in listening classes, and they discuss the various methods by which one can judge the success of students' efforts to make notes. We also discussed the problems associated with large-scale, international research projects.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Teaching note-taking: A quasi-experimental study."

Joseph's guest page

 

Citation #17: Jeffrey Stewart

(Sunday, November 22nd; 12:50 PM - 1:15 PM)

Jonathan interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Stewart about his research into vocabulary learning. They discussed methods of data collection and analysis, and the importance of having control of your research questions to keep the project focused.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Forms of vocabulary knowledge and reading ability" which is very close to the topic of the interview so it will give you more background to Dr. Stewart's presentation.

Jeffrey's guest page

 
 

Citation #21: John Wiltshier

(Sunday, November 22nd; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

 

Jonathan interviewed Dr. John Wiltshier about his work on reading, vocabulary, and methods to get past the barrier of silence that can be a problem in English language classrooms in Japan.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 with Marc Helgesen (see above) on the topic of "Teaching Online and After: What we will keep".

John's guest page

 

Citation #24: Ahmar Mahboob

(Friday, November 20th; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

(Sunday, November 22nd; 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM)

Chris interviewed Dr. Ahmar Mahboob about his research into the semiotics of the natural world, the hidden languages all around us, and how best to teach and learn English without damaging these linguistic ecosystems. 

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "The credible approach to the classroom" for the plenary and "Doing broad positive discourse analysis" for his workshop

Ahmar's guest page

 

Citation #25: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka

(Tuesday, November 17th; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

(Sunday, November 22nd; 5:20 PM - 5:45 PM)

Jonathan interviewed Dr. Amanda Gillis-Furutaka about her work in the field of action research and her varied, much-traveled, career, providing her with valuable insight into cultures and languages around the world.

 

She will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topics of "Predictive language processing and its role in ELT" in the forum and "Understanding different communities of practice" in her presentation.

Amanda's guest page

 

Citation #29: Rob Waring

(Sunday, November 22nd; 5:20 PM - 6:20 PM)

Todd interviewed Dr. Rob Waring about his new book and his online materials. Dr. Waring breaks down the fundamentals of learning and teaching vocabulary-based courses, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the podcast.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Principles of word learning: Roadmap to success".

Rob's guest page

 

Citation #30: Theron Muller

(Sunday, November 22nd; 11:55 AM - 12:20 PM)

Jonathan interviewed Dr. Theron Muller about publishing, considering the topic from the perspective of the writer, the reviewer, and the editors. Based on his long experience connected with JALT publications, Dr. Muller gives practical advice to help navigate this important part of academic life.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Critical discourse analysis of job announcements" for his practice-oriented workshop and "Using community to strengthen qualitative research" for his featured workshop.

Theron's guest page

 

Citation #32: Melodie Cook (University of Niigata Prefecture), Louise Ohashi (Meiji University), Wendy Gough (Bunkyo Gakuin University), and Eucharia Donnery (Shonan Institute of Technology)

Todd interviewed Dr. Melodie Cook, Dr. Louise Ohashi, Dr. Eucharia Donnery, and Dr. Wendy Gough about their contributions to the book "Foreign Female English Teachers in Japanese Higher Education: Narratives From Our Quarter" on the topic of women's perspectives on teaching in Japanese higher education.

Melodie Cook will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topics of "The Quarter Speaks Out: Women in Japanese Academia" in a forum and "Webinar to the rescue: teachers training teachers" in a workshop.

Sunday, November 22nd; 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Sunday, November 22nd; 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Louise Ohashi will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Orientation Session for JALT2020 Participants" as she is a conference co-chair, "Networking Session for Educators and Researchers" in a meeting, and "Teachers as Self-Directed Learning Guides" in a forum.

Saturday, November 21st; 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Sunday, November 22nd; 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Sunday, November 22nd; 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Wendy Gough will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Forms and Functions of Community in Education" in a forum and "The Quarter Speaks Out: Women in Japanese Academia" in a forum.

Saturday, November 21st; 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Sunday, November 22nd; 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Eucharia Donnery will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Building Community by Blending Drama and CALL" as a research presentation and the "PIE SIG Forum."

Sunday, November 22nd; 11:55 AM - 12:20 PM

Sunday, November 22nd; 5:20 PM - 6:50 PM

Authors' guest page

 

Citation #34: Howard Brown

(Monday, November 23rd; 11:55 AM - 12:20 PM)

Chris interviewed Dr. Howard Brown about his work on EMI courses and the progress Japanese universities have been making of the last decade. We discussed what has gone well, what needs to be improved, and predictions for the future.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Beyond four skills: Planning based on four strands".

Howard's guest page

 

Citation #36: Rebecca Oxford

(Sat, Nov 21st, 09:30 ~ 10:30 JST | Plenary #1)

(Sun, Nov 22nd, 09:30 ~ 10:30 JST )

(Mon, Nov 23rd, 14:00 ~ 15:00 JST | Closing Ceremony)

Jonathan interviewed Dr. Rebecca Oxford about her new edited volume "Peacebuilding in language education: Innovations in theory and practice."

 

She will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Natural Harmony: Teaching Language, Teaching Peace", the topic of the interview, as the first plenary speaker, "Exciting, Practical Language Activities for Peacebuilding," and "Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony"

Rebecca's guest page

 

And, don't miss our Contributing Editors' presentations:

 

Citation #3: Jonathan Shachter

(Saturday, November 21st; 2:35 PM - 3:00 PM)

(Saturday, November 21st; 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM)

Chris interviewed our audio journal founder Jonathan Shachter about his work on anxiety in the English language classroom in Japan.

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Teaching reading skills in surround sound" and also participating in the Macquarie University graduate student showcase.

 

Jonathan's guest page

Citation #8: Todd Bueckens

(Saturday, November 21st; 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

Chris interviewed contributing editor Todd Beuckens about his background in online teaching and advice for teaching online.

 

He will be presenting at JALT 2020 on the topic of "Creating interactive slide presentations".

 

Todd's guest page

 
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