María del Pilar García Mayo
María del Pilar García Mayo is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She has two main lines of research: the acquisition of English morphosyntax from a generative perspective and EFL young and adult learner interaction. Her primary research interests in the latter line include the use of different tasks by learners in both EFL and CLIL contexts, attention to different task design and implementation variables (task type, task mode, task repetition, task planning) and their impact on the production, nature and outcome of LREs, collaborative dialogue, pair dynamics and attention to form. She has published numerous articles and chapters and (co-)edited several special issues and volumes, among them Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Settings (Multilingual Matters, 2007). She is the main researcher of the Language and Speech (www.laslab.org) research group, noted by the Basque Goverment (IT311-10) for excellence in research in the field and the director of the MA program Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings. García Mayo is also the International Relations representative of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), a member of the AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) Executive Board and an assessor for ANEP (Spanish Evaluation and Foresight Agency) and ANECA (Spanish National Agency of Quality Evaluation and Accreditation).
Marta González-Lloret is a Professor at the University of Hawaii, M?noa. Her research focuses on the intersections of technology with TBLT and L2 pragmatics, and on the pedagogical applications of technology for L2 teaching, assessment of technology-mediated learning, and teacher education. She is currently a member of the Executive Board of CALICO (the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium)and Secretary of IATBLT (the International Association of Task-Based Language Teaching). She also serves as a board member of a number of refereed journals, including Language Learning & Technology Journal and CALICO Journal. She is co-editor of the Pragmatics and Language Learning series and Associate Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics Wiley (Carol Chapelle, General Editor). She has published numerous articles and chapters, for example in Language Learning & Technology, CALICO Journal, and Language Teaching Research. Her most recent books are an edited volume on Technology-mediated TBLT published by John Benjamins (2014, with Lourdes Ortega) and a recent monograph entitled A Practical Guide to Integrating Technology into Task-based Language Teaching published by Georgetown University Press (2016). More at her website: http://martahawaii.wix.com/martagonzalezlloret
(co-presenter with Andreas Müller-Hartmann)
Marita Schocker is Professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in the Department of English at the Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Germany. Both her Ph.D. and her post-doc (Habil) were empirical studies dealing with professional EFL teacher education. Before this she worked as a secondary teacher of EFL and German for more than a decade and is regularly involved in pre-service and in-service teacher education. Her research interests include task-supported language learning (TSLL), the teaching of English to young learners, the development of intercultural communicative competence, and professional teacher education with a focus on exploratory practice. She has co-written books on TEFL in the secondary classroom (2004) and task-supported language learning (2011 and 2013) (with Andrea Müller-Hartmann) as well as TEFL in the primary classroom (2009) (with Michael Legutke and Andrea Müller-Hartmann). She has co-edited books on qualitative research in foreign language learning and teaching (2001) and EFL teacher education in a blended-learning format (2008). She currently teaches TEFL, TSLL, research methods and a post-graduate blended-learning masters programme, E-LINGO - Teaching English to Young Learners, which she developed with partners and which is available at the Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg.
(co-presenter with Marita Schocker)
Andreas Müller-Hartmann is Professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and the Head of the English Department at the Pädagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg, Germany. He holds an MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, USA, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany. His research interests include task-supported language learning (TSLL), the use of technology in the EFL classroom, the development of intercultural communicative competence, and teacher education. He has co-written books on TEFL in the secondary classroom (2004) and task-supported language learning (2011 and 2013) (with Marita Schocker), and TEFL in the primary classroom (2009) (with Michael Legutke and Marita Schocker). He has co-edited books on qualitative research in foreign language learning and teaching (2001) and task-based language learning with technology (2008). He teaches TEFL, TSLL, CALL and American Cultural Studies.
John Norris is a Principal Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ, where he conducts research on language assessment, instruction, and learning. Prior to joining ETS, he taught at Georgetown University and the University of Hawaii, and he served as assessment specialist at Northern Arizona University. At Georgetown University, he was the founding director and principal investigator for the federally funded Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center. Johns most recent books explore the topics of outcomes assessment (Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language programs), evaluation (Innovation and accountability in language program evaluation), and research methods (Improving quantitative reasoning in second language research). He has served as founding chair of the International Consortium on Task-Based Language Teaching, and as one of the editors for the series TBLT: Issues, Research, and Practice, published by John Benjamins. John speaks German, Spanish, Portuguese (and a little Japanese and French), and he is an avid runner/hiker/surfer.