Plenary Speakers

Hayo Reinders

Hayo Reinders is Professor of Education at Unitec in New Zealand and TESOL Professor and Director of the doctoral
programme at Anaheim University in the USA. Hayo has published over 20 books and 100 articles in the areas of autonomy, technology, teacher education and out-of-class learning. He is also the editor of the journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. Along with Michael Thomas, Hayo has edited two indispensable books on TBLT, Task-based Language Teaching and Technology, and Contemporary Task-based Language Teaching in Asia. His expertise on language education in Asia is apparent in his series of edited volumes on Innovation in Language Education for Palgrave MacMillan, which includes books on China, Thailand, and coming out in 2018, Japan.

Natsuko Shintani

Natsuko Shintani has been involved in language education in many contexts both within Japan and around the world. Natsuko is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Global Communication, Kobe Gakuin University. Her research interests encompass the roles of interaction in second language acquisition, second language writing, and task-based language teaching. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics. She has published a book with John Benjamins, entitled Input-based Tasks in Foreign Language Instruction for Young Learners. She has also co-authored a book with Rod Ellis, entitled Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Researchpublished by Routledge.