An Interview with Dr. Ken Beatty

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Aviva Ueno, Meiji Gakuin University

Welcome to the March/April edition of TLT Interviews! For this issue, we are happy to bring you two extremely interesting interviews. The first interview is with Dr. Ken Beatty, who is a TESOL professor at Anaheim University. He has worked in secondary schools and universities in Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America, lecturing on language teaching and computer-assisted language learning. He is the author of Teaching and Researching Computer-Assisted Language Learning and more than 100 student textbooks, and has given more than 500 teacher-training sessions and 100-plus conference presentations in 33 countries. He was interviewed by Aviva Ueno, an assistant professor in the Faculty of International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan, whose main areas of interest are using technology to facilitate language acquisition, maintaining learner motivation and promoting reflective practice. She holds an MA in TESOL from Anaheim University. So, without further ado, to our first interview!