Officers 2023

President: Paul Daniels
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Paul Daniels has been teaching EFL for 30 years in Hawaii, Indonesia and Japan. He currently teaches at Kochi University of Technology in Shikoku where he is involved in designing and teaching a project-based ESP course for first year students. Paul is also involved in the JALTCALL special interest group and is interested in developing mobile learning applications and Moodle plugins for language learning. His current research examines how technology can be used to reinforce project-based instructional models.

Treasurer: Darren Lingley
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Darren Lingley is Professor of Intercultural Communication and Comparative Culture in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kochi University in Japan. He is a former Editor of JALT Journal, and currently serves on the EAB of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. His research interests include analysis of spoken language, intercultural communication, and teacher education. Darren coordinates a range of study abroad and field research programs, and helps students produce an English-language campus newspaper. He is the 2016 winner of the TESOL International Association’s Virginia French Allen award for outstanding scholarship and service to the organisation.

Membership Chair: Aya Yamasaki
Aya Yamasaki is currently a lecturer at Kochi University of Technology in Japan. She has a MA in TESOL. Her research interests include Computer/Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, learners’ motivation, and learner development.


Publicity Chair: Davey Leslie

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Davey Leslie’s first EFL teaching experience was in 1974 helping his Taiwanese Wushu instructor improve his English pronunciation. Since then, he has worked with a great variety of students, from profoundly deaf pre-school kids to STEM researchers–and pretty much everything in between. He currently teaches at both Kochi National University and Kochi University of Technology. His main interest is in teaching second language composition.

Program Co-Chair: Sean Burgoine
Program Co-Chair: Michelangelo Magasic

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Kagawa Prefectural Representative: Gerardine McGrohan

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