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Chonbuk National University, Korea
Dr. Jeon’s main field of interest has been developing and analyzing teaching materials. Her current research focuses on examining the effects of second/foreign language reading programs on learners’ language competence and motivation. She has been a lecturer at Chonbuk National University since 2007.
Ewha Womans University, Korea
Professor Shin’s field of research is in language assessment, ELT methodology, and second language teacher socialization. His current research projects include the effects of marking on test-takers’ performance on computer-based reading tests and the development of teaching models for writing instruction. He has been a faculty member of Ewha Womans University since 2005.
China University of Geosciences, China
Qinghua Zhang’s field of research is in methodology of foreign language teaching, foreign language reading, literacy, and language teacher development. Her current work focuses on EFL teachers’ practical knowledge about tertiary-level English reading instruction in the Chinese context. She has been a faculty member at China University of Geosciences since 2001 and an associate professor since 2012.
Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Prof. Ge’s research involves sociolinguistics (language and identity, code switching, discourse analysis), applied linguistics (second language acquisition, multiliteracies, multimodal analysis) and cross-cultural communication (verbal and nonverbal communication). Currently, her main research interests center on new urban migrants’ language contact and identity construction in the context of urbanization in China. She has been a faculty member at Zhejiang University of Technology since 1998.
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Professor Piirainen-Marsh’s research fields include Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics and Conversation Analysis. Her main research interests center on language, social interaction and embodied conduct in second language, lingua franca and multilingual settings. Her current work focuses on peer interaction in the context of classrooms and video gaming activities. She has been professor of English at the Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä, since 2001.
Dokkyo University, Japan
Dr Werner’s field of research is in Pragmalinguistics and Language Comparison applied for Second Language Learning. Her current project is on developing the concept of language mediation as a key component in the Common European Framework of Reference with special relevance for Teaching German as a Foreign Language to students in Japan. She has been a faculty member of Dokkyo University since 2000.
Sichuan University, China
Dr Yu’s main research interests include the interaction between social psychology and applied linguistics, as manifested in the ongoing research area concerning Willingness to Communicate (WTC) in foreign language learning, English teacher development, and tasked-based classroom discourse studies. She has been a faculty member at Sichuan University since 2009.