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.

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Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham

Silpakorn University, Thailand


Budsaba Kanoksilapatham is currently a professor of English with the Faculty of Management Science, Silpakorn University.She completed the bachelor’s degree in English(Hons.)at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.She received the master’s degree in linguistics and EFL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the in linguistics with a concentration in applied linguistics from Georgetown University, USA.Her research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and language teaching.Her most recent books are Pronunciation in Action and English Sociolinguistics at Work.Her research articles were published in international journals including English for Specific Purposes and The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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Assoc. Prof. Lixun Wang

The Education University of Hong Kong, China


Dr. Wang Lixun is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. He has published widely in areas such as corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, multilingual education, and English-Chinese translation studies, in reputable journals such as System, Language Learning and Technology, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. He is the author of Introduction to Language Studies (2011) and co-author of Academic Writing in Language and Education Programmes (2011), Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools (2019), and Identity, Motivation, and Multilingual Education in Asian Contexts (2020). In 2019, he and his colleagues won Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (Project title: Educational Linguistics 2.0 – The use of Corpora in Language Teaching). In 2020, he and his colleagues won 2020 Esperanto "Access to Language Education” Award organized by CALICO, the Esperantic Studies Foundation, and in the USA.

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