Speakers

Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Luke Carson
    Luke Carson
    Hiroshima City University, Japan
  • Åsta Haukås
    Åsta Haukås
    University of Bergen, Norway
  • Li-Shih Huang
    Li-Shih Huang
    University of Victoria, Canada
  • Nandan
    Nandan
    Independent Film Director & Producer, India
  • Yoshiyuki Nakata
    Yoshiyuki Nakata
    Doshisha University, Japan

Previous Speakers

View details of speakers at past ACL conferences via the links below.

Luke Carson
Hiroshima City University, Japan

Biography

Dr Luke Carson is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of International Studies at Hiroshima City University. His research interests centre around learning but extend across the disciplines of education, psychology, language and culture. Within learning, he has researched learner autonomy, metacognition, emotion and more, presenting on this work globally. He teaches across all these areas, and has begun to turn his teaching and research focus to the learning needs of the future (he currently teaches Futures Studies). He recently authored the book Metacognition and its Interactions with Cognition, Affect, Physicality and Off-task Thought, which was published by Routledge in March 2021 as part of their Research in Educational Psychology Series.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Reflection and Metacognition in Language Learning: Are We Doing Enough to Support Our Students?
Åsta Haukås
University of Bergen, Norway

Biography

Åsta Haukås is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her research interests include multilingualism, metacognition in language learning and teaching, language teacher psychology, and language teachers' professional development.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Reflection and Metacognition in Language Learning: Are We Doing Enough to Support Our Students?
Li-Shih Huang
University of Victoria, Canada

Biography

Dr Li-Shih Huang is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her scholarly interests include areas such as needs and outcomes assessment, reflective learning, corpus-based instruction, and strategic behaviours in language learning and language testing. She has received numerous research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Educational Testing Service (ETS®), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS™) for her work in those areas. Li-Shih has also been the recipient of the University of Victoria’s Humanities Award for Teaching Excellence, TESOL’s Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in Pedagogical Materials Development, and TESOL’s Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST Issues.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Reflection and Metacognition in Language Learning: Are We Doing Enough to Support Our Students?
Nandan
Independent Film Director & Producer, India

Biography

Nandan is a writer and filmmaker from India. He was born in Kerala into a family prominent in the field of arts and literature. It was during his college days that he watched Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon and decided to be a filmmaker. He completed his BTech in Civil Engineering and worked in Bengaluru though his interest was always in the fine arts. Then he moved to Mumbai to follow his passion in filmmaking. There he started his career by working in advertising films. Since then he has worked as an assistant director in several major feature films and many advertising films for various reputed brands. He is known for directing Breath and Dreaming of Words.

Film Screening (2022) | Dreaming of Words (2021)
Yoshiyuki Nakata
Doshisha University, Japan

Biography

Yoshiyuki Nakata is a Professor of English Language Education in the Faculty of Global Communications at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. He has been involved mainly in language teacher education in Japan for more than 20 years. His research interests include self-regulated language learning, language learning motivation, learner/teacher autonomy in the school context and language teacher education. Relevant publications have appeared in journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education, International Journal of Educational Research, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. He is the co-editor of Mapping the Terrain of Learner Autonomy.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Reflection and Metacognition in Language Learning: Are We Doing Enough to Support Our Students?
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