Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama
Jissen Women’s University, Japan
T. Nakayama A. was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Nakayama earned a bachelor degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Obirin University in 1991, and MA in TESOL at Teachers’ College Columbia University in 2001 and Ph.D. at Hiroshima University in 2013. He is specialized in learning science. His current research interests are English as an International Language (EIL) and development of new learning methods to promote proficiency of EIL learners. He developed VA shadowing method to improve Japanese EIL learners’ listening skills and the book on its mechanism will be released this year. Now he and his colleagues are developing the new method called Instant Translation method to promote proficiency of Japanese EIL learners. He is currently an associate professor at Jissen Women’s University in Tokyo and teaches English and English teacher training courses
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jason Miin-Hwa Lim
University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Jason Miin-Hwa Lim is an Associate Professor at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He has successfully supervised Ph.D. and Master’s students in research pertaining to Applied Linguistics, English Language, and English for Specific Purposes. Associate Professor Lim has numerous research-based publications including papers on Applied Linguistics and Language Education in national and international refereed journals, books and anthology series. His recent publications indexed in ISI Web of Science include research-based papers in English for Specific Purposes (Elsevier) in 2006 and 2014, Iberica: Journal of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE) in 2011 and 2014, Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Elsevier) in 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016, System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics (Elsevier) in 2007 and 2014, and Discourse Studies (Sage) in 2011 and 2013. He was invited to be a Keynote Speaker for the Second International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics in 2012, the Second International Conference on Humanity, Culture and Society in 2013, the International Seminar on Language Teaching in 2014, and the 2015 International Conference on Culture, Languages and Literature. He was also the Convenor of the International Conference on Languages, Linguistics and Society (ICLALIS) in 2013. Currently Associate Professor Lim is (i) an Editorial Board Member of Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Elsevier), (ii) an International Advisory Board Member of Journal of Modern Languages (University of Malaya), and (ii) a reviewer of eight ISI-indexed journals in Applied Linguistics and Language Education. Apart from being an External Course Assessor, he has been an External Examiner of doctoral theses submitted to research universities. Dr. Lim has conducted various workshops (for lecturers and postgraduate candidates) on Academic Writing and Research Writing in Southeast Asian countries. He was also a recipient of (i) the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award (for research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) in 2009 and 2010, and (ii) the RELC (Singapore) Research Fellowship Award in 2014 and 2015.
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