Workshop for Asian-Pacific Teachers of English

Graham Crookes is a professor in the Department of SLS at the University of Hawaii. He has published in major journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, and Modern Language Journal. His current research interests include teachers' philosophies of teaching and critical pedagogy. His most recent book is Values, Philosophies and Beliefs in TESOL: Making a statement (Cambridge University Press).

Richard R. Day is a professor in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii. His instructional and research interests are in second language teacher education, reading, literature, and materials development. He has presented his work at major conferences in Canada, Asia, and the United States. The author of numerous articles and books, his most recent publications include Teaching Reading (TESOL), Bringing Extensive Reading into the Classroom (Oxford University Press), New Ways in Teaching Reading (TESOL) and Cover to Cover (Oxford University Press).

Sandra McKay is Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University and an affiliate member of the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii. Her primary interests are macro-sociolinguistics, second language education, and English as an international language. Her books include Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press, winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award), Researching Second Language Classrooms (2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching (edited with Nancy Hornberger, 2010, Multilingual Matters), and International English in Its Sociolinguistic Contexts with Wendy Bokhorst-Heng (2008, Routledge).

Hanh Thi Nguyen (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an associate professor of Applied Linguistics at Hawaii Pacific University and is the author of Developing Interactional Competence: A Conversation Analytic Study of Patient Consultations in Pharmacy (2012) published by Palgrave-MacMillan. She is the co-editor of Talk-in-Interaction: Multilingual Perspectives (2009, with Gabriele Kasper) and Pragmatics & Language Learning, Vol. 12 (2010, with Gabriele Kasper, Dina Yoshimi, and Jim Yoshioka), both published by the National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii. Her articles appear in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Text and Talk, Journal of Pragmatics, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Language and Education, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, JALT, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, and Communication and Medicine. Her research and teaching areas include: The development of interactional competence, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics, classroom interaction, interaction at the workplace, learner identity, Vietnamese applied linguistics, second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, corpus linguistics, and language assessment.