Hami Suzuki is an ESL instructor at the University of Hawaii English Language Program (HELP). She holds an MA degree in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has taught English in Japan, Thailand, and Hawaii to different age groups and proficiency levels. Her research interests include Second Language Learning/Teaching, Extensive Reading and topics relating to identity and language. Hami will be an instructor at INTO Oregon State University (Oregon State’s academic preparation program) starting in September 2014. | July Interviewer: Madhukar K.C.
Madhukar K.C., a graduate in ELT from Kathmandu University, Nepal, is an English instructor for English the Access Microscholarship Program, a U.S. Department of State/U.S. Embassy program implemented in partnership with Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA). He is a dedicated EFL professional with wide experience in teaching K-12 English classes for the last 10 years from Kindergarten to the Higher Secondary Level. He has also worked as a teacher trainer and supervisor in these schools. His areas of interest include using literature the language classroom, content-based language teaching, NNES teacher professional development, NNES teachers’ role and identity, World Englishes, and EIL. He has given presentations at TESOL and IATEFL Conferences as well as at conferences in Nepal. | June Interviewer: Terry Doyle