Dr. Julie Sykes
Julie Sykes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor: TESOL

Julie Sykes earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a focus on applied linguistics and second language acquisition. Julie’s research focuses on the use of digital technologies for language acquisition with a specific focus on inter-language pragmatic development and intercultural competence. She has taught courses on second language teaching and learning methodology and research, language learning and technology, Hispanic linguistics, and inter-language pragmatic development. Julie’s experience includes the design, implementation, and evaluation of online immersive spaces and the creation of place-based, augmented-reality mobile games to engage language learners in a variety of non-institutional contexts. She has published various articles on CALL-related topics, including synchronous computer-mediated communication and pragmatic development, gaming and CALL, and lexical acquisition in digitally mediated environments. Julie serves as the UO Scholar-in-Residence and also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon.


Jo Mynard, Ph.D.

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Jo Mynard is a Professor in the English Department, Director of the Self-Access Learning Center (SALC), and Director of the Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan. She completed her Ed.D. in TEFL from the University of Exeter, UK in 2003 and an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland in 1997.  She has lived in Japan since 2015, but has also worked in the United Arab Emirates, France, Spain, Germany, Australia, the USA and Ireland and has been involved in language education since 1993. She is the founding editor of SiSAL Journal (Studies in Self-Access Learning), has been a committee member of the IATEFL Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group since 2001, and is an executive officer for the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning. Her professional interests are learner autonomy, advising in language learning, affect, and learning beyond the classroom/self-access. She has co-edited four books. Two on learner autonomy (2011; 2014), and two on advising in language learning (2012). She co-authored one book with Satoko Kato on advising (Routledge, 2016) and is working on another book for Multilingual Matters (with co-authors) related to the psychology of language learning in social learning spaces.

Message from Jo Mynard, Ph.D

Hi everyone! I’m really looking forward to meeting you online and engaging in discussions about language teaching and learning!


Books

  • Everhard, C. J., Mynard, J., with Smith, R. (Eds.) (2011), Autonomy in language learning: Opening can of worms. Canterbury, UK: IATEFL.
  • Kato, S., & Mynard, J. (2015). Reflective dialogue: Advising in language learning. New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Ludwig, C., & Mynard, J. (Eds.) (2012), Autonomy in language learning: Advising in action. Canterbury, UK: IATEFL
  • Mynard, J., & Carson, L. (Eds.) (2012), Advising in language learning: Dialogue, tools and context. Harlow: Longman.
  • Mynard, J., & Ludwig, C. (Eds.) (2014), Autonomy in language learning: Tools, tasks and environments. Faversham, UK: IATEFL.

Book chapters

  • Carson, L., &. Mynard, J. (2012). Introduction. In J. Mynard & L. Carson (Eds.), Advising in language learning: Dialogue, tools and context (pp. 3-25).  Harlow: Pearson Education.
  • Mynard, J., & Troudi, S. (2008). Female Emirati students' perceptions of using a chat room to learn English. In P. Davidson, J. Shewel and W.J. Moore (Eds.) Educational technology in the Arabian Gulf: Theory, research and pedagogy (pp. 249-262). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
  • Mynard, J. (2011). Conclusions. In C. Everhard and J. Mynard with R. Smith (Eds.), Autonomy in language learning: Opening can of worms (p. 253). Canterbury, UK: IATEFL.
  • Mynard, J. (2012). A suggested model for advising in language learning. In J. Mynard & L. Carson (Eds), Advising in language learning: Dialogue, tools and context (pp. 26-41). Harlow, UK: Pearson.
  • Mynard, J., & Ludwig, C. (2014). Introduction. In J. Mynard & C. Ludwig (Eds.), Autonomy in language learning: Tools, tasks and environments. Faversham, UK: IATEFL.
  • Mynard, J. (2017). Investigating social presence in a social networking environment. In K. Van de Poel & C. Ludwig (Eds.). Collaborative language learning and new media: Insights into an evolving field (pp. 276-293). Germany: Peter Lang.
  • Mynard, J., & McLoughlin. D. (forthcoming). “Sometimes I just want to know more. I’m always trying.”: The role of interest in sustaining motivation for self-directed learning. In W. Meng Chan, I. Walker, D. Chan and M. Nagami (Eds.) Learning in and beyond the classroom: Ubiquity in foreign language education. 
  • Mynard, J. (forthcoming). Taking stock and moving forward: Future recommendations for the field of self-access language learning. In L. Velasco Martínez, J. Porras Pulido, J. & T. A. María del Rosario Aragón López (Eds.) Nuevos escenarios en torno a la autonomía del aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras [New scenarios around the learning of foreign languages].
  • Mynard, J. (forthcoming). Advising and self-access learning: Promoting language learner autonomy beyond the classroom. In H. Reinders, S. Ryan, & S. Nakao (Eds.) Innovations in language learning and teaching: The case of Japan. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Sekiya, Y., Mynard, J., & Cooker, L. (2010).  学習者の自律を支援するセルフアクセス学習 [Self-access learning which supports learner autonomy]. In H. Kojima, N. Ozeki & T. Hiromori. (Eds.), 「英語教育学大系」全13巻中の第6巻「成長する英語学習者―学習者要因と自律学習」大修 館書店 [Survey of English Language Education: Vol. 6. Developing English learners: Learner factors & autonomous learning] (pp. 191-210). Tokyo: Taishukan-shoten.
  • Sekiya, Y., Mynard, J., & Cooker, L. (2010). 大学英語教育への応用 8. セルフアクセス学習と大学教育 [Implications for university education: 8. Self-access learning and university education]. In H. Kojima, N. Ozeki & T. Hiromori. (Eds.), 「英語教育学大系」全13巻中の第6巻「成長する英語学習者―学習者要因と自律学習」大修 館書店 [Survey of English Language Education: Vol. 6. Developing English learners: Learner factors & autonomous learning] (pp. 225-227). Tokyo: Taishukan-shoten.
  • Thornton, K., & Mynard, J. (2012). Investigating the focus of advisor comments in a written advising dialogue. In C. Ludwig and J Mynard (Eds.), Autonomy in language learning: Advising in action (pp. 137-153). Canterbury, UK: IATEFL.
  • Troudi, S., & Mynard. J. (2014). The Internet chat room: A tool for promoting learner autonomy. In S. Troudi & R. Al Mahrooqi (Eds.), Using technology in foreign language teaching. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Valdivia, S., McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (2012). The portfolio: A practical tool for advising learners in a self-access centre in Mexico. In J. Mynard & L. Carson (Eds.), Advising in language learning: Dialogue, tools and context (pp. 205-210).  Harlow: Pearson Education.
  • Yamaguchi, A., Hasegawa, Y., Kato, S., Lammons, E., McCarthy, T., Morrison, B. R., Mynard, J., Navarro, D., Takahashi, K., & Thornton, K. (2012). Creative Tools that Facilitate the Advising Process. In C. Ludwig and J. Mynard (Eds.) Autonomy in language learning: Advising in action (pp. 115-136). Canterbury, UK: IATEFL. 

Articles in referred journals

  • Castellano, J., Mynard, J., & Rubesch, T. (2011). Student technology use in a self-access centre. Language Learning and Technology, 15(3), 12-27. 
  • Curry, N., Mynard, J., Noguchi, J., & Watkins, S. (2017). Evaluating a self-directed learning course in a Japanese university. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 14(1), 17-36.
  • McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (2009). An analysis of higher-order thinking in online discussions. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 46(2), 147-160.
  • McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (2015). How do independent language learners keep going? The role of interest in sustaining motivation. rEFLections: Special issue: Innovation in ELT, 19, 38-57.
  • McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (forthcoming). How do self-directed learners keep going? The role of interest in sustained learning. 2017 PanSIG Journal.
  • Mynard, J. (2006). A teacher's role in using synchronous computer-mediated communication to promote learner autonomy. The Language Teacher, 30(2), 13-16.
  • Mynard, J., & Almarzouqi, I. (2006). Investigating peer tutoring. ELT Journal, 60(1), 13-22.
  • Mynard, J. (2007). A blog as a tool for reflection for English language learners. Asian EFL Journal: Professional teaching articles, 24. http://www.asian-efl-journal.com/pta_Nov_07_jm.php
  • Mynard, J., & Navarro, D.  (2010). Report on the Japan Association of Self-Access Learning (JASAL) Forum, at the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) 2009 Conference in Shizuoka. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 1(1), 65-67.
  • Mynard, J. (2011). Learning environments that facilitate reflection on language learning. JALT CALL Journal, 7(3), 293-306.
  • Mynard, J., & Thornton, K. (2012). The degree of directiveness in written advising: A preliminary investigation. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 3(1), 41-58.
  • Mynard, J. (2014). Striving for diversity, accessibility and quality: Evaluating SiSAL Journal. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 5(2). Retrieved from: http://sisaljournal.org/archives/june14/mynard/
  • Mynard, J. (2016). Looking backwards and forwards: Evaluating a 15-year-old SALC for continued growth. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 7(4), 427-436.
  • Mynard, J., & Stevenson, R. (2017). Promoting learner autonomy and self-directed learning: The evolution of a SALC curriculum. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 8(2), 169-182.
  • Takahashi, K., Mynard, J., Noguchi, J., Sakai, A., Thornton, K., & Yamaguchi, A. (2013). Needs analysis: Investigating students’ self-directed learning needs using multiple data sources. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 4(3), 208-218.
  • Valdivia, S., McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (2011). The importance of affective factors in self-access language learning courses. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 2(2), 91-96.
  • Watkins, S., Curry, N., & Mynard, J. (2014). Piloting: Re-designing and evaluating a self-directed learning curriculum. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 4(3), 58-78.
  • Conference proceedings

 

  • Kershaw, M., Mynard, J., Promnitz-Hayashi, L., Sakaguchi, M., Slobodniuk, A., Stillwell, C., & Yamamoto, K. (2010). Promoting autonomy through self-access materials design. In A. Stoke (Ed). JALT 2009 Conference Proceedings: The Teaching-Learning Dialogue: An Active Mirror, pp. 151-159.
  • McLoughlin, D., & Mynard, J. (2007). Using online forums and promoting higher-order thinking. In Jendli, A., Troudi, S. & Coombe, C. (Eds.) The Power of Language: Perspectives from Arabia. TESOL Arabia 2006 conference proceedings. Dubai: TESOL Arabia, pp. 344-356.
  • Mynard, J., & Sorflaten, R. (2003). Facilitating learning through peer tutoring. In Syed, Z., Coombe, C. and Troudi, S. (Eds). TESOL Arabia 2002 conference proceedings Volume VIII. Critical reflection and practice, pp. 287-302.
  • Mynard, J. (2004). Investigating evidence of learner autonomy in a virtual EFL classroom: A grounded theory approach. In J. Hull, J. Harris, and P. Darasawang (Eds.). Research In ELT: proceedings of the international conference 9-11 April, 2003. School of Liberal Arts and the Continuing Education Center, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand pp. 117-127.
  • Mynard, J. (2009). How blogging can promote learner autonomy. In Carroll, M., Castillo, D., Cooker, L., & Irie, K. (Eds.). (2009). Proceedings of the Independent Learning Association 2007 Japan Conference (online): Exploring theory, enhancing practice: Autonomy across the disciplines. Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan, October 2007.
  • Mynard, J. (2009). Using action research to improve a TOEIC preparation course. In B. Beaven, B. IATEFL 2008: Exeter conference selections. Canterbury: IATEFL, pp. 171-173.
  • Mynard, J. (2010). Promoting cognitive and metacognitive awareness through self-study modules: An investigation into advisor comments. In W. M. Chan, S. Chi, K. N. Chin, J. Istanto, M. Nagami, J. W. Sew, T. Suthiwan, & I. Walker (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth Centre for Language Studies International Conference (pp. 610-627). Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Mynard, J., & Navarro, D. (2010). Dialogue in self-access learning. In A. Stoke (Ed). JALT2009 Conference Proceedings: The Teaching-Learning Dialogue: An Active Mirror, pp. 95-102.
  • Mynard, J. (2012). Raising awareness of learning processes with technology tools. The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Osaka, Japan 2012, pp. 1-9.
  • Mynard, J., & McLoughlin, D. (2016). Sustaining motivation: Self-directed learners’ stories. Proceedings of the 7th Centre for Language Studies International Conference (pp. 217-228). Singapore: National University of Singapore.


Articles in institutional journals

  • Burke, M., Hooper, D., Kushida, B., Lyon, P., Mynard, J., Sampson, R., & Taw, P. (2018). Observing a social learning space: A summary of an ethnographic project in progress. Relay Journal, 1(1), 209-220.
  • Chen, A., & Mynard, J. (2018). Student perceptions of the English lounge after a layout change. Relay Journal, 1(1), 221-235. 
  • Murphey, T., Mynard, J., & Shanley, M. (2012). Editorial strategies for stimulating professional collaboration with peer reviewed publications. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 23.
  • Murphey, T., & Mynard, J. (2014). An evaluation of the success of peer-review journals at KUIS. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 25.
  • Mynard, J. (2007). Promoting learner autonomy in a Japanese college. Cross Culture (23), 43-53.
  • Mynard, J. (2008). The Koryo College blog project 2005-2006: Observations and suggestions for future directions. Cross Culture, 24, 51-63.
  • Mynard, J. (2012). An analysis of written advice on self-directed learning modules and the effect on learning. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 23, 125-150.
  • Mynard, J., & Murphy, P. (2013). An investigation into offering flexible language courses utilising blended learning. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 24.
  • Mynard, J. (2013). The role of chatting in the language classroom. Working Papers in Language Education and Research, 1(2), 44-57.
  • Mynard, J., & McLoughlin, D. (2014). Affective factors in self-directed learning. Working Papers in Language Education and Research, 2(1), 27-41.
  • Mynard, J., Curry, N., Noguchi, J., & Watkins, S. (2016). Studying the impact of the SALC curriculum on learning. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 27, 45-58.
  • Mynard, J. (2017). The role of advising in developing awareness of learning processes: Three case studies. Studies in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 28, 123-161.
  • Mynard, J. (2018). “Still sounds quite a lot to me, but try it and see”. Reflecting on my non-directive advising stance. Relay Journal, 1(1), 98-107. 
  • Mynard, J., Kato, S., & Reinders, H. (2018). Editorial. Relay Journal, 1(1), 1-5. 
  • Mynard, J., Kato, S., & Yamamoto, K. (2018). Reflective practice in advising: Introduction to the column. Relay Journal, 1(1), 55-64.
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  • Conference proceedings
  • Mynard, J., & McLoughlin, D. (2016). Sustaining motivation: Self-directed learners’ stories. Proceedings of the 7th CLaSIC conference, Singapore, 217-228.
  • Lammons, E., Momata, Y., Mynard, J., Noguchi, J., Watkins, S. (2015). Developing and piloting an app for managing self-directed language learning: An action research approach. In F. Helm, L. Bradley, M. Guarda, & S. Thouësny (Eds), Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy (pp. 1-6). Dublin: Research-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2015
  • Mynard, J. (2012). Raising awareness of learning processes with technology tools. The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Osaka, Japan 2012, pp. 1-9. 

Book reviews

  • Mynard, J. (2006). Book review of "Learner autonomy across cultures: language education perspectives” Edited by David Palfreyman and Richard Smith". Independence, 37, 28-30.
  • Mynard, J. (2008). Book review of “Learner autonomy in CALL environments” by Klaus Schwienhorst (2008). Independence, 44, 41-44.
  • Mynard, J. (2012). Book review of “M. Nicolson, L. Murphy, & M. Southgate (Eds). (2011). Language teaching in blended contexts. Edinburgh, U.K.: Dunedin Academic Press”. London Review of Education.
  • Mynard, J. (2017). Book review: Language learner autonomy: Theory, practice and research by David Little, Leni Dam and Lienhard Legenhausen. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 8(4), 362-370.
  • Mynard, J. (2016). Book review of “Elizabeth R. Miller: The language of adult immigrants: Agency in the making”. Applied Linguistics, 37(3), 445-450. doi: 10.1093/applin/amv077

Luke PlonskyLuke Plonsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor: TESOL

Luke Plonsky (Ph.D., Michigan State University) specializes in three main areas of applied linguistics and TESOL: second language acquisition, language pedagogy, and research methods. Recent and forthcoming work in these and other areas can be found in virtually all major journals in the field including Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, Modern Language Journal, Second Language Research, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition and in book chapters published by Cambridge, De Gruyter, Routledge, and Wiley-Blackwell. Luke has also co-authored or edited four books including the best-selling 4th edition of Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course. In addition to an accomplished scholarly record, Luke has taught courses in applied linguistics/TESOL as well as English and Spanish as a second language in Spain, The Netherlands (National Graduate School of Linguistics), Puerto Rico (Caribbean University), and in the US at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University.

Associate Professor: TESOL

Natsuko Shintani,  Ph.D.Natsuko Shintani, Ph.D.

Natsuko Shintani obtained her PhD from the University of Auckland in 2011. She has worked as a language teacher in Japan and New Zealand, including in her own private language school for children. Her research interests include task-based language instruction, the role of interaction in second language acquisition and written corrective feedback. She has also worked on several meta-analysis studies of form-focused instruction. She has published widely in leading journals and is currently working on a single-authored book, The Role of Input-Based Tasks in Foreign Language Instruction for Young Learners, to be published by John Benjamins.

Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.Ruth Wajnryb, Ph.D.

Former Professor Emeritus TESOL and Graduate School of Education Associate Dean

A renowned linguist known for her theory on "Dictogloss", Dr. Ruth Wajnryb served as the word/language columnist for Australia's leading newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald.