Non-Teaching Area General Forum

Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony

Mon, Nov 15, 16:00-17:00 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 01

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will hear about what is to come for JALT2022!

  • Wayne Malcolm

    Hello, I hope you have found my profile easily enough. My name is Wayne Malcolm, and I have been the JALT Director of Program since 2019. In this capacity I oversee the organizing of the main annual international conference and educational materials exhibition. Along with leading the conference team, I am also a member of the JALT Board of Directors. I from the United States where I lived in New York State. I have a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Syracuse University; a Masters of Management - International, from the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies; and a Doctorate of Education specializing in leadership as it pertains to curriculum and instruction. My dissertation study was about gauging the value businesses find in students who participated in university study abroad programs. I also wanted to know about how the students who studied abroad understood the concept "global competency*. My current research revolves around these topics.

  • Baye McNeil

    Born in Brooklyn New York, Reborn in Japan. I'm a writer first and foremost. Teaching and activism spring from that. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than telling a story well. Well, except a great Onsen, My mother once told me that I would make a positive difference in the world. I have a feeling she's right but who knows? Moms always seem right don't they? So I believe her. We'll see won't we?

  • Mintra Puripunyavanich

    Mintra Puripunyavanich is a lecturer in the Division of English for Business at Chulalongkorn University Language Institute. Currently, she serves as Chair of Thailand Extensive Reading Association (TERA) and a committee member of Thailand TESOL. Her research interests include extensive reading, materials development, and English for Economics and Business.

  • Kirsten Razzaq

    Kirsten currently teaches English to young learners in Busan, South Korea, where she has lived since 2017. She recently completed an MA TESOL from the University of Sunderland, and her thesis focused on mobile-assisted language learning outside of the classroom. Since 2019 Kirsten has lectured online and offline for the NIIED, training incoming EPIK teachers and TaLK scholars. She is currently the KOTESOL Second Vice-President.

  • Willy Renandya

    Dr Willy A Renandya is a language teacher educator with extensive teaching experience in Asia. He currently teaches language education courses at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He maintains an ELT website: Willy's ELT Corner that contains a lot of free resources for ELT professionals and researchers - https://www.willyrenandya.com

  • Shaila Sultana

    Shaila Sultana, PhD is Professor and the former Head of the Department of English Language, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka. Her recent publications include a co-authored book, Popular Culture, Voice and Linguistic Diversity (Macmillan, Palgrave) and book chapters in Language, Digital Communication and Society (Peter Lang, UK), Critical Inquiries in the Studies of Sociolinguistics of Globalization (Multilingual Matters, USA) and Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/ Local Interactions (Routledge). She is also the Chief Editor of Routledge Handbook of English Language Education in Bangladesh (Routledge UK, 2021).


    Hello everyone. I am representing MELTA (Malaysian English Language Teaching Association). I am a lecturer in one teacher training institution in Kuala Lumpur.