An Interview with Dr. Nicholas Subtirelu

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Daniel Dunkley, Aichi Gakuin University


Welcome to the January/February edition of TLT Interviews! For the first issue of 2020, we are excited to bring you two fascinating interviews. The first interview is with Paul Nation, an Emeritus Professor in Applied Linguistics at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a world-renowned specialist in the teaching and learning of vocabulary and language teaching methodology. For nearly 50 years, he has authored numerous books and articles as well as taught in many countries, some of which include Indonesia, Thailand, the United States, Finland, and Japan. He was interviewed by Olivia Kennedy who has taught in Japan since 1999. She currently teaches at Ritsumeikan University and the Kyoto Institute of Technology where she is a PhD candidate. Her main research interest is helping students’ learning experience with 21st century tools. So, without further ado, to our first interview!