Hayo Reinders, Ph.D. Doctor of Education in TESOL Program Director, Professor: Dr. Hayo Reinders is Director of the Anaheim University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL Program. Holding a Ph.D. in Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Auckland, Dr. Reinders is also Professor of Education and Head of Department at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. His previous positions include Head of Learner Development at Middlesex University in London, Director of the English Language Self Access Centre at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and associate professor at RELC in Singapore. He has worked with teachers from a large number of countries worldwide and has been visiting professor in Japan, Thailand, Mexico and the Netherlands. Dr. Reinders edits the journal ‘Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching’ as well as a book series on ‘New Language Learning and Teaching Environments’ for Palgrave Macmillan. He is Editor of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, and Convenor of the AILA Research Network for CALL and the Learner. Dr. Reinders’ interests are in technology in education, learner autonomy, and out-of-class learning, and he is a speaker on these subjects for the Royal Society of New Zealand. His most recent books are on teacher autonomy, teaching methodologies, and second language acquisition. Source: https://www.anaheim.edu/about-anaheim-university/faculty-and-staff/school-of-education-faculty/243-about/faculty-and-staff/tesol-faculty/1529-dr-hayo-reinders.html
John Macalister, Ph.D. Professor: TESOL John Macalister is Professor in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has worked in ELT as a teacher, teacher educator, and research-active academic in many parts of the world, including Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Kiribati, Namibia, and New Zealand. His chief interests are in language teaching methodology and language curriculum design, and he has published (with Professor Paul Nation) two books in this field: Language Curriculum Design, and Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design, both with Routledge.
An ongoing issue in language learning: The teaching of reading
Much of my work involves pre-service and in-service language teacher education, and collaborating with serving teachers on curriculum-related projects in second and foreign language settings, including in Indonesia. In this work a recurrent issue in the teaching of reading is a failure to relate the teaching of reading to reading as a meaning-making activity.
In this talk, I will consider what current research on L2 reading has actually succeeded in bringing to the classroom. In doing this, I will examine the three obvious candidates for inclusion in a reading programme: extensive reading, reading fluency development, and intensive reading. For each of these I will give my view on what’s getting through to teachers, and what’s not, and my best guess as to why it’s not. This leads to suggestions about actions that need to be taken in order to improve classroom practice. One action is to evaluate and improve the design of the curriculum.
Sources: https://www.anaheim.edu/about-anaheim-university/faculty-and-staff/school-of-education-faculty/243-about/faculty-and-staff/tesol-faculty/1727-dr-john-macalister.html https://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/about/staff/john-macalister
Iwan Syahril, Ph.D. Dr. Iwan Syahril was a Fulbright Scholar studying at Columbia University and Michigan State University, and an Indonesian Youth Ambassador in the Canada World Youth program. Currently, Dr. Syahril teaches at the Faculty of Education, Sampoerna University and directs the Oﬃce of Institutional Research and Eﬀectiveness, leading the systematic and continuous institutional improvement through ongoing and collaborative institutional research leading to improvements in the university’s strategic and annual plans. Previously he directed the Institute for Learning, Teaching, Research and Outreach. In this role, he supervised eight units such as the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Center for Research and Community Service, Learning Resource Center, Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning, Writing Center, Math Lab, and Special Needs Services. Dr. Syahril’s areas of specialization and research interests include teacher development and teacher/teaching policy, educational policy sense-making, as well as institutional planning, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. Source: Bapak Iwan Syahril’s CV.
Prof. Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo Prof Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo is Professor in Linguistics who was awarded his Professorship in 2006 at Sanata Dharma University. He is mostly passionate about phonology and sociolinguistics. During his career as a linguist, Prof. Poedjosoedarmo has published numerous important international journals, such as Pacific Linguistics, Asian Studies and International Journal in Linguistics. Among Indonesian Linguists, he is best known for his research and teaching in Sociolinguistics. He has taught Malay, Javanese, Indonesian, and English in various international universities, such as Universiti Brunei Darussalam, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA, Cornell University in New York, Johan – Wolfgang – Goethe Universitaet in Frankfurt, Germany, and several national universities, such as Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Universitas Sanata Dharma. As a Socioinguist, Prof. Poedjosoedarmo is highly appreciated and celebrated for his ideas in linguistic landscapes. Credit to Truly Almendo Pasaribu.