Past Seminars (1986-2009)

2008-2009

  • Thomas Farrell (Brock University): Reflective Practice for Language Teachers
  • Merrill Swain (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto): Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning
  • Gail Weinstein (San Francisco State University): Using Authentic Stories in EFL: Bringing Learner-Centered Practice to Global English
  • Peter Robinson (Aoyama Gakuin University): Predicting and Measuring the Effects of L2 Task Demands on Learning and Performance: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Michael Bostwick (Katoh Gakuen): Educational Administration and Leadership
  • George Jacobs (Retired): Cooperative Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Rose Senior (University of Western Australia): Class-Centered Teaching: A Framework for Understanding the Nature of Effective Language Teaching
  • Stuart Webb (Victoria University of Wellington): Teaching, Learning and Researching Vocabulary
  • Rod Ellis (University of Auckland): Interlanguage Pragmatics

2007-2008

  • George Engelhard (Emory University): Constructing Measures with the Many-Faceted Rasch Model?
  • Patrick Rosenkjar (Temple University): Using Literature in Teaching Language
  • Ryuko Kubota (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): Critical Approaches to Language Teaching: Introduction and Current Perspectives
  • Steven J. Ross (Kwansei Gakuin University): Structural and Longitudinal Modeling with Hierarchical and Covariance Structure Analysis
  • Rod Ellis (University of Auckland): Current Perspectives on Task-based Language Teaching
  • Noriko Ishihara (Meiji University): Teaching Pragmatics Where Language and Culture Meet: Enhancing Cultural Appropriateness in Language Learning
  • Keith Folse (University of Central Florida): Vocabulary Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Developing Culturally Sensitive Communicative Materials for Japanese Junior and Senior High School English Language Learners
  • Don Carroll (Shikoku Gakuin University): Conversation Analysis: Observations and Implications for the Classroom
  • James Lantolf (Pennsylvania State University): Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative

2006-2007

  • Trevor Bond (Hong Kong Institute of Education): Introduction to the Use of Rasch Analysis in Educational Research
  • Michael Bostwick (Katoh Gakuen): Current Issues in Bilingual and Immersion Education in Japan
  • Judy Noguchi (Mukogawa Women's University and Osaka Graduate School of Engineering): ESP (English for Specific Purposes) for EFL Environments: Concepts, Convenient Tools, and Challenges
  • Thomas Cobb (University of Quebec, Montreal): Computer-Assisted Reading
  • Batia Laufer (University of Haifa): Learning Vocabulary in a Second Language: What Do We Know About It from Research?
  • Yasuko Kanno (University of Washington): Bilingualism, Education and Identity
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Developing a Personal Research and Publication Agenda: Research Strategies for Language Teachers
  • Noel Houck (California State Polytechnic University): Teaching Grammar in Discourse
  • Eli Hinkel (Seattle University): Teaching Intercultural Communication: The Effect of Socio-Cultural Values on Conversational Interactions

2005-2006

  • Rod Ellis (University of Auckland): Analyzing Learner Language
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Current Issues in Vocabulary Teaching and Learning
  • Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Conversation Analysis as an Approach to Second Language Acquisition
  • Christine Casanave (Teachers College, Columbia University): The Many Uses of Journal Writing
  • George Jacobs (Retired): Using Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
  • Lyle Bachman (UCLA): Assuring That Our Uses of Language Assessment Results Are Justifiable
  • Haruko Cook (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Language Learning in Context: Second Language Learners' Acquisition of Speech Style
  • Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Bunkyo Gakuin University): Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Christine Casanave (Temple University): Controversies in Teaching Second Language Writing

2004-2005

  • Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Bunkyo Gakuin University): Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Rod Ellis (University of Auckland): Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching
  • Ulla Connor (Indiana University): Current Perspectives on Contrastive Rhetoric: From Contrastive to Intercultural Rhetoric
  • Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University): Affective Processes in Second Language Learning
  • Cynthia Nelson (University of Technology, Sydney): Issues in Sexual Identity: What Educators Should Know
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Researching Second Language Classrooms
  • Eli Hinkel (Seattle University): Building a Writing Course from Student Writing and Texts
  • Patricia Porter (San Francisco State University): Techniques for Teaching Grammar
  • Noel Houck (California State Polytechnic University): Classroom Applications of Current Research

2003-2004

  • George Jacobs (Retired): Cooperative Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Current Trends in Teaching Vocabulary
  • Christine Casanave (Teachers College, Columbia University): Controversies in Teaching Second Language Writing
  • George Jacobs (Retired): Extensive Reading in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University): Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
  • Judy Noguchi (Mukogawa Women's University): English for Specific Purposes
  • Andy Curtis (Queen's University, Ontario): Classroom-Based Research and Professional Development for English Language Teachers
  • Noel Houck (California State Polytechnic University): Introduction to Speech Act and Discourse Theory
  • Patricia Duff (University of British Columbia): A Social Approach to Second Language Acquisition

2002-2003

  • Amy Snyder Ohta (University of Washington): Classroom Second Language
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): The Role of Culture in English Teaching
  • Peter Yongqi Gu (National Institute of Education, Nyang Technological University, Singapore): Language Learning Strategies
  • Nick Ellis (University of Wales Bangor): Words in the Mind and Brain: Implications for Vocabulary Acquisition and Instruction
  • Patricia Porter (San Francisco State University): Teaching Listening and Speaking: Tasks for Oral Communication
  • Nick Ellis (University of Wales Bangor): Usage-based and Form-focused Second Language Acquisition
  • Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Misunderstanding Talk: Discourse Approaches to Problematic Interaction
  • Michael Rost (University of California, Berkeley): Listening in Language Learning
  • Robin Scarcella (University of California, Irvine): Practical Approaches to Teaching Academic English

2001-2002

  • Yuko Kawanishi (Temple University): Introduction to the Sociology of Education
  • Jenny Thomas (University of Wales Bangor): Pragmatics and Language Teaching
  • Christine Casanave (Keio University): The Many Uses of Journal Writing
  • Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Bunkyo Women's University): Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Joan Morley (University of Michigan): Current Perspectives on Pronunciation
  • James Dean Brown (University of Hawaii at Manoa): University Entrance Examinations in Japan: What Should They Be in the Future?
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
  • Noel Houck (California State University, Long Beach): Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom
  • Stephen Krashen (University of Southern California): English as a Foreign Language: Current Controversies and Conjectures

2000-2001

  • George Yule : Reinventing Grammar Teaching
  • Bonny Norton (University of British Columbia): Beyond Motivation: Investment and Identity in Second Language Acquisition
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Communicative Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary
  • Norbert Schmitt (University of Nottingham): An Incremental Learning Perspective on Vocabulary Acquisition, Use and Assessment
  • Robert C. Gardner (University of Western Ontario): Integrative Motivation: Past, Present and Future
  • Marianne Gullberg (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics): Gestures and the Second Language Learner: From the Acquisition of Gestures to Gestures in Acquisition
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): The Language Teacher as Researcher: Developing a Research and Publishing Agenda
  • Noel Houck (California State University, Long Beach): Teaching Pragmatics in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Michael Rost (University of California, Berkeley): Teaching and Researching Listening

1999-2000

  • Ellen Skilton-Sylvester (Temple University): Teachers as Qualitative Researchers
  • Kathryn Davis (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Bilingualism
  • Patricia Porter (San Francisco State University): Techniques for Teaching English Grammar
  • Christine Casanave (Keio University): EFL Writing Research and Instruction
  • Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University): Affective Processes in Second Language Learning
  • Michael Long (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Task-based Language Teaching
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): English Teaching in the 21st Century
  • Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University): Gender and SLA

1998-1999

  • Kate Wolfe-Quintero (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Pedagogical Grammar
  • Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Communication Strategies
  • Rod Ellis (University of Auckland): Task-based Research
  • Stephen J. Gaies (University of Northern Iowa): Language Education in Japan
  • Ulla Connor (Indiana University): Researching and Teaching Writing
  • Michael Rost (University of California, Berkeley): Researching and Teaching Listening
  • C. William Gay (Temple University, Japan Campus): Humanistic Activities
  • Patricia Porter (San Francisco State University): Teaching Listening and Speaking
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

1997-1998

  • Graham Crookes (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Action Research
  • Kenneth Rose (City University of Hong Kong): Speech Acts & L2 Learning
  • David Eskey (University of Southern California): Teaching EFL Reading
  • Thomas Scovel (San Francisco State University): Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Creating, Evaluating and Adapting Teaching Techniques
  • Jan Hulstijn (Free University of Amsterdam): The Acquisition of Second Language Vocabulary
  • Batia Laufer (University of Haifa): Acquisition of Foreign Language Vocabulary
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Writing for Publication

1996-1997

  • Sarah H. Freedman (University of California, Berkeley): Research on L2 Writing
  • Janet Holmes (Victoria University of Wellington): Sociolinguistics and L2 Learning
  • Ulla Connor (Indiana University): Contrastive Rhetoric
  • Merrill Swain (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto): The Role of Output in SLA
  • Stephen J. Gaies (University of Northern Iowa): History of Education in Japan
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Writing for Publication
  • Peter Robinson (Aoyama Gakuin University): Task Complexity and Second Language Syllabus Design
  • Kathryn Davis (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Interpretive Qualitative Research in Second Language Acquisition
  • Brian Tomlinson (University of Luton): Materials Development

1995-1996

  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Qualitative Research
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Teaching Techniques
  • Ron Carter (University of Nottingham): Literature and Language Teaching
  • Elite Olshtain (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Discourse Analysis and L2 Teaching
  • Catherine Doughty (Georgetown University): Focus on Form
  • Florian Coulmas (Chuo University): Language and Economy
  • Rod Ellis (Temple University): Teaching Tasks
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
  • Michael Rost (University of California, Berkeley): Listening in Language Learning

1994-1995

  • Stephen J. Gaies (University of Northern Iowa): Cooperative Language Learning
  • Charles W. Gay (Temple University, Japan Campus): Humanistic Activities
  • Ron Carter (University of Nottingham): Language Awareness and ELT
  • Susan Gass (Michigan State University): Input and Interaction in SLA
  • Janet Holmes (Victoria University of Wellington): Sociolinguistic Competence, Gender, and SLA
  • Ulla Connor (Indiana University): Teaching and Research EFL Writing
  • Mark Sawyer (Kwansei Gakuin): Experimental Research Methods
  • Fred Genesee (McGill University): Alternatives in Classroom Assessment
  • Rod Ellis (Temple University): Options in Teaching Grammar

1993-1994

  • Juliane House (University of Hamburg): Translation and Communication
  • Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Indiana University): Tense and Aspect in SLA
  • Bernard Comrie (University of Southern California): Language Universals
  • Michael Sharwood Smith (Utrecht University): Pedagogical Grammar
  • Peter Skehan (Thames Valley University): Individual Differences
  • Steven Ross (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Oral Proficiency Assessment
  • Johannes Wagner (Odense University): Games in Foreign Language Teaching
  • Guy Cook (University of London): Discourse Analysis
  • Richard Schmidt (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Consciousness and SLA

1992-1993

  • V. J. Cook (University of Essex): Processes in Learning a Second Language
  • Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington): Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
  • Teresa Pica (University of Pennsylvania): Negotiation and Conversation
  • William Grabe (University of Northern Arizona): Theory and Practice of Reading
  • Kathleen Bailey (Monterey Institute of International Studies): Teacher Development
  • Sarah Murray (Rhodes University South Africa): English for Academic Purposes
  • Gordon Wells (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto): On Talk, Text and Inquiry
  • Leo van Lier (Monterey Institute of International Studies): Awareness, Autonomy and Authenticity

1991-1992

  • Ron White (University of Reading): Teaching Writing
  • Richard Schmidt (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Formulaic Speech and SLA
  • Patricia Hedge (Ealing): Using Extensive Reading
  • Craig Chaudron (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Second Language Research Methods
  • Eric Kellerman (University of Nijmegen): Crosslinguistic Influence in SLA
  • Thom Hudson (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Developing Language Tests
  • N. C. Ellis (University of Wales Bangor): Cognitive Psychology of L2 Learning
  • Sandra Savignon (University of Illinois): Shaping a Communicative Curriculum
  • Martha Pennington (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University): Phonology in ELT

1990-1991

  • Hans W. Dechert (University of Kassel): Second Language Speech Processing
  • Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University): Varieties of American English
  • Celia Roberts (Ealing): Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Kathleen Bailey (Monterey Institute of International Studies): Language-teacher Development
  • Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Cross-cultural Pragmatics
  • Marguerite Ann Snow (California State University, Los Angeles): Language and Content
  • William Rutherford (University of Southern California): SLA and the Structure of English
  • Lydia White (McGill University): Learnability and SLA
  • Patricia Dunkel (Penn State University): Listening Comprehension

1989-1990

  • David Nunan (Macquarie University): Learner-centered Curriculum
  • H. Douglas Brown (San Francisco State University): The Successful Language Learner
  • Stephen Gaies (University of Northern Iowa): Cooperative Language Learning
  • N. S. Prabhu (National University of Singapore): Designing Reading Tasks
  • Keith Johnson (University of Reading): The Acquisition of Language Skills
  • Susan Gass (Michigan State University): Issues in Second Language Acquisition
  • Charlene Sato (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Interactional Sociolinguistics
  • John Swales (University of Michigan): English for Specific Purposes
  • Alister Cumming (The University of British Columbia): Research and Teaching L2 Writing

1988-1989

  • Kenji Hakuta (University of California, Santa Cruz): Bilingualism
  • John Oller (University of New Mexico): Testing Communicative Competence
  • Sandra Savignon (University of Illinois): Teaching for Meaning
  • Evelyn Hatch (UCLA): L2 Acquisition and Language Teaching
  • J. D. Brown (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • Teresa Pica (University of Pennsylvania): Research and Language Learning
  • Robert Bley-Vroman (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Universal Grammar
  • Thomas Scovel (San Francisco State University): A Model for L2 Acquisition
  • Manfred Pienemann (The University of Sydney): The Psycholinguistic Basis of L2 Learning

1987-1988

  • H. G. Widdowson (University of London): Communicative Language Teaching
  • Patsy Lightbown (Concordia University): Second Language Acquisition Research
  • Michael Long (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Classroom-oriented Research
  • Richard Via (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Drama in TESL
  • Robert DiPietro (University of Delaware): Learning Language Through Scenarios
  • Andrew Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Communicative Language Testing
  • Stephen Gales (University of Northern Iowa): Developing Listening Ability
  • Christopher Candlin (Macquarie University): Language, Culture and Curriculum
  • Vivian Zamel (University of Massachusetts Boston): The Teaching of Writing
  • Rod Ellis : Instructed Second Language Acquisition

1986-1987

  • Robert Kaplan (University of Southern California): Teaching Writing
  • Wilga Rivers (Harvard University): Cycles of Language Teaching Approaches
  • Charlene Sato (University of Hawaii at Manoa): Discourse-based Pedagogical Grammar
  • Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Ilan University): Conditions for L2 Learning
  • Larry Selinker (University of Michigan): Language for Specific Purposes
  • Donald Bowen (UCLA): Teaching Pronunciation
  • Fred Genesee (McGill University): Learning Through Immersion
  • Anne Raimes (City University of New York): The Teaching of Writing
  • Roy Andrew Miller (University of Washington): The Japanese Language
  • Harold Madsen (Brigham Young University): Testing in ESL
  • Bernard Mohan (The University of British Columbia): Content-based Teaching