Keynote Speakers of ICLLA 2019


Keynote Speakers for ICLLA 2018

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.

Jason Miin-Hwa Lim is an Associate Professor at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He has published extensively in various research domains relating to Applied Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes and Language Education. His recent publications indexed in ISI Web of Science include research-based papers in English for Specific Purposes (Elsevier) in 2006, 2014 and 2017, 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. Currently Associate Professor Lim is (i) an Editorial Board Member of Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Elsevier) which is a quartile 1 journal in ISI Web of Science, (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. He has successfully supervised PhD and Masters students from different countries in Applied Linguistics and English Language Studies. Apart from being an External Course Assessor, he has been an External Examiner of doctoral theses submitted to research universities. 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. Dr. Lim has conducted various workshops (for lecturers and postgraduate candidates) on academic writing and research writing in Asian countries.