Paul Leeming is a professor in the Faculty of Economics at Kindai University in Osaka, Japan. He has taught at several universities and also at the junior and senior high school levels in Japan. His main research interests include group dynamics within the language classroom, classroom interaction, motivation, and speaking. Task-Based Learning is another area of interest and Paul is a co-founder of the JALT TBL SIG. Paul has published research in several international journals, including Language Learning, TESOL Quarterly, Language Teaching Research, and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics. He has also co-authored a series of textbooks based on a TBLT approach, and a series designed for teaching presentations.

Ph.D. Temple University