Maiko Tsuchiya, Ph.D., is the head of the Center for Liberal Arts in Fukuoka Institute of Technology. Her main concern in EFL education is how to remove the demotivating factors from university students who have less motivation toward learning English although they recognize its significance. She has been approaching the question from the viewpoint of self-regulated learning for the last five years and advocating the importance of external feedback from teachers and peers. She published papers related to self-regulation in Annual Review of English Language Education in Japan in 2018 and in International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice in 2019.
Nicole Ziegler is Associate Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her research agenda focuses on instructed second language acquisition, task-based language teaching (TBLT), and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). In addition, she is interested in the use of synthetic and meta-analytic approaches for the methodological improvement of second language research. Her research also explores the role of language in the commercial shipping industry, focusing specifically on the development of authentic task-based materials based on the linguistic, communicative, and pragmatic needs of this unique context.
Dr. Jayoung Song is Assistant Professor of Korean in the department of Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, and intercultural communication. Currently, she is working on a project, ‘Developing Korean language and culture curriculum with virtual reality and augmented reality’, which is funded by Academy of Korean Studies.
Tae Hee Choi
Dr. CHOI Tae Hee is an Associate Professor at the Department of Policy and Leadership and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She had also served as the President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2016-2018). She received her MA degree in Second Language Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa, US, and her PhD in Education from King’s College London, UK.
Hiromi Murakami is a professor at Kansai Gaida College. She graduate from Osaka Otani Graduate School and majored English literature focusing on stylistics and cross cultural communication.
Tatiana Lupacheva, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Department of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia). She Tatiana Lupacheva has been teaching English since 1997 and her research interests cover various aspects including World Englishes, Creative Translingualism, Theory and Practice of Translation, Speaking Training and English Camps.
Yulia Grigoreva is an associate professor (PhD in Linguistics) at Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia. She has been involved in English language teaching since 1998. Her research interests include the use of technology in ELT, history of the English language and diachronic linguistics.