Dita Phillips

  1. Thank you for joining me in this conversation. To start, could you tell us about your linguistic and professional background?

Dita Phillips: Thank you for inviting me, Ana. I first started learning English when I was 6 years old. I have been an English teacher for 15 years and a teacher trainer for 7. My mother tongue is Czech.

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Daisuke Kimura

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Daisuke Kimura is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. Having learned, used, and taught English in various international contexts, he now explores the global spread of English and its interaction with other linguistic and ecological resources as a teacher and researcher.

Interviewed by: Hami Suzuki

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Michael Burri



First, I would like to congratulate Michael Burri on his publications about pronunciation teaching and the preparation of pronunciation instructors, and also on his winning the 2015 TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper of NNEST Issues. Personally, I was very humble when Mr. Burri attended our “Voices from the NNEST Blog: Envisioning Landscapes for Future Generations,” at 2014 TESOL Convention, and am immensely honored for his acceptance of our invitation to feature his interview in this blog.
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Prem Phyak

May, 2016 guest


Prem Phyak is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii, USA. He is a Lecturer at the Department of English Education, University Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. His research interest includes teaching English in multilingual context, language policy and planning, language ideologies, and social justice in language education. He has published in various journals including Language Policy, Current Issues in Planning and International Journal of Multicultural Education. He has also authored book chapters on language ideological issues in English language policy in Nepal.

May Interviewer: Madhukar K.C.

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SoHee Kim


SoHee Kim is currently a PhD student in the Department of English Language Education at Korea University. She has taught college-level English in the USA and academic English at Gachon University in South Korea. Her teaching and research interests include the effects of media and technology in teaching and learning English and media literacy. She’s been on the editorial board of Global Education Review since 2013, has been a reader for EV Fair proposals at the TESOL convention since 2013, and a PC member for ICALT 2016.

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Rick Kern

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March Guest

Interview by Terry Doyle

Rick Kern is Professor of French and Director of the Berkeley Language Center at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches courses in French linguistics, applied linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy. His research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, reading, writing, and technology. He is Associate Editor of the journal *Language Learning & Technology*, recently released a book for Cambridge University Press entitled *Language, Literacy, and Technology*, and is currently co-editing a book on visual and linguistic dimensions of online communication.

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Luiz Otavio Barros

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February, 2016 guest

Luiz Otávio Barros (M.A. Hons, Lancaster University) is an experienced materials writer, teacher, teacher educator and CELTA tutor. Formerly academic coordinator at Cultura Inglesa São Paulo, head of research and development at Associação Alumni and BRAZ-TESOL’s second vice president, he is co-author of Richmond’s English ID / Identities series.

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